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  • 'X Factor' finalist and G.R.L. member Simone Battle dies at 25

    'X Factor' finalist and G.R.L. member Simone Battle dies at 25
    This post has been updated. See correction below. Simone Battle, member of the pop group G.R.L. and former "X Factor" finalist, was found dead on Friday in her West Hollywood home, her record label confirmed. She was 25. Battle's body was discovered...
  • FremantleMedia's Tiny Riot to Produce 5 Digital Pilots with BroadbandTV

    FremantleMedia North America digital-content arm Tiny Riot entered into a pact with sister company BroadbandTV, which operates a YouTube multichannel network, to jointly create at least five digital pilots in anticipation of those becoming full series....
  • Fremantle Italia's Business Model Focuses on Format, Puts Corporate Sponsorship Into Budget Mix

    The boldest new format that FremantleMedia will be hawking at Mip is Italy's "Masterpiece," touted as the world's first talent show for wannabe writers. Perhaps more important, "Masterpiece" stems from changes under way at Fremantle's growing Italo...
  • Variety to Honor RTL Group CEOs With International Television Award at MIPTV

    Anke Schäferkordt and Guillaume de Posch, co-CEOs of RTL Group, will receive Variety's inaugural Achievement in International Television Award during the 51st MIPTV. Associate publisher Donna Pennestri will present the pair with the honor at an...
  • MIPTV: FremantleMedia Pacts with 'Deal or No Deal' Creator Dick De Rijk

    CANNES -- FremantleMedia, whose formats include "Idols," "The X Factor" and "Got Talent," has inked an exclusive multi-year co-development deal with Dick De Rijk, the creator of "Deal or No Deal." De Rijk developed several hit formats during his...
  • Does 'American Idol' Ebb Mean Music's Over for Fox?

    The season-to-date primetime rankings may tell a different story, but there's no question Fox is limping to the finish of the 2013-14 television season. After good audience response to newcomer "Sleepy Hollow" in the fall, Fox's start to 2014 was rocky....
  • ACM and CMA square off in awards show showdown

    ACM and CMA square off in awards show showdown
    Broad of shoulder and booming of voice, Bob Romeo is a memorable guy with a seemingly memorable job title: chief executive of the Academy of Country Music. Based in Encino, it's one of that genre's two principal trade groups along with Nashville's...
  • Hacker-turned-informant Sabu is a free man after N.Y. sentencing

    Hacker-turned-informant Sabu is a free man after N.Y. sentencing
    A judge Tuesday granted freedom to a computer hacker who helped Anonymous and other groups attack credit card companies, governments from Algeria to Zimbabwe, and media outlets -- including the Tribune Corp. -- but who turned government informant after...
  • Before being freed, hacker Sabu was 'extraordinary' FBI informant

    Before being freed, hacker Sabu was 'extraordinary' FBI informant
    The news was astonishing: Rapper Tupac Shakur was alive and well in New Zealand. But the 2011 report was a hoax, and on Tuesday, one of the hackers behind it, Hector Xavier Monsegur, appeared in court to be sentenced for cyberattacks that stole credit...
  • Kevin Reilly to Exit as Fox Entertainment Chairman in June

    After weeks of speculation about his future at the network, Kevin Reilly confirmed Thursday that he is stepping down as entertainment chairman next month. No successor was named, but there's been speculation that Fox Broadcasting COO Joe Earley will...
  • Kevin Reilly exits Fox Broadcasting after tough season

    Kevin Reilly exits Fox Broadcasting after tough season
    The top entertainment executive at Fox Broadcasting has resigned in the wake of a bruising television season. The departure of Kevin Reilly as chairman of entertainment for Fox comes less than three weeks after he presented a new fall schedule to...