| Feb 7, 2014
FOX has canceled "The X Factor" after three seasons, and its creator Simon Cowell is headed home to the U.K....
| Jun 10, 2013
| 6:20 AM
After the coffee. Before heading into humid downtown D.C. for cable fun.
The Skinny: Made the mistake of standing still in a backyard in suburban D.C. on Sunday afternoon, and the mosquitoes ate me up. Lesson learned. I'll be drenched in Off next time....
| Jun 20, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Reality TV bestows upon the viewing public a glut of entertainments: dancers portraying flitting hummingbirds trying to seduce a blooming flower; entrepreneurs who've found an extra use for pillow cases by making them into dresses; adventurers threatening...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Fox has announced the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series.
"The X Factor" will kick off the season Sept. 11 and Sept. 12 with a two-night premiere event. Judges for the talent competition show this season will be Simon Cowell, Kelly...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 8:40 AM
Plantation native Emily Kopp’s new album, a gracefully crafted collection of pop ruminations on life as a 20-something woman standing eagerly at the edge of life’s vast possibility, is called “Serendipity Find Me.” But it was hard...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Taylor Swift energetically paced the room of her West Hollywood hotel on a recent visit to Los Angeles.
"I'm trying to outrun the jet lag," she said with a smile, looking far from ragged in her matching purple sweater and skirt. Before landing in L.A.,...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Fox Broadcasting says it wants to reinvent the way it makes television shows.
Specifically, it wants to do away with what is known as pilot season, a frantic period in the spring in which the broadcast networks order scores of scripts and then make...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:23 PM
If the last season of "American Idol" proved to be an eyeball ping-pong experience while watching the animosity between judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey percolate, then the forthcoming season might come as a relief to the optical nerves.
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:51 AM
"Life can change … in a heartbeat," "American Idol" reminded us Wednesday night as it kicked off a new season with a fresh batch of hopefuls, a greater focus on the positive (fewer prolonged looks at the cringe-inducingly untalented and delusional)...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:35 AM
With returning hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and a much-talked-about performance by Taylor Swift, ABC's CMA Awards roped in their biggest audience in four years.
The 47th annual CMAs drew an average of 16.6 million viewers Wednesday night,...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Simon Cowell made a boo-boo.
Cowell's singing contest, "The X Factor," messed up its voting process during Wednesday's show, showing viewers the wrong onscreen phone numbers for dial-in votes.
As a result, the producers of the Fox show are tossing out...