By Lea Salonga
I don’t think I could have asked for a better birthday. It was spent in Seoul in the company of good friends, who bonded over amazing Korean meals (lunch was with a “Flower Drum Song” coactor, Kim Varhola, her two beautiful sons and her mother; dinner was with Kim again, her husband—and my sometime leading man—Michael K. Lee, plus two of their colleagues), and a bottle of Dom Pérignon 2003. Oh yeah, and I also got to perform with Il Divo.
Simon Cowell is plotting changes for “The X Factor,” including new judges and a new role for him.
British TV mogul Simon Cowell said he is looking forward to being a father, his first public confirmation that he will be having a child with married New York socialite Lauren Silverman.
Simon Cowell said the mostly female judges’ panel for “The X Factor” reflects what he calls the “girls’ world” of today’s music business.
TV talent show guru Simon Cowell is the latest victim of a string of so-called “swatting” hoaxes in Los Angeles, in which police are called to celebrities’ homes by false reports of crimes.
By Nestor U. Torre
With so many talent tilts ongoing or just recently concluded on TV, the viewing public has been given a crash course in the appreciation and evaluation of performing talents and stellar potential. Trouble is, quite a number of the winners of those talent competitions don’t live up to their promise and fail to launch successful stellar careers in the biz.
By Andy Bais
YANI Delos Reyes, graduate student: “After ‘Bayaning Third World,’ we have not heard anything from the great director, Mike de Leon. He is a genius, and his films were consistently brilliant. His filmography—from ‘Itim,’ to his last movie—includes some of the best Filipino films of our generation! I hope he gets inspired again to return to directing, and shares his knowledge and experience with our new crop of directors.”
By Lynn Elber
Britney Spears and Demi Lovato are the tough cookies on “The X Factor,” according to series creator Simon Cowell.
By Jim Vertuno
Britney Spears has been on the job just two days and she’s already proving to be a popular judge on “The X Factor.”
It’s been some time coming, but sharp-tongued transatlantic music mogul Simon Cowell has made his debut on Twitter — and he claims he loves it.
Simon Cowell doesn’t use Twitter but he wants “X Factor” fans to use the site to vote for their favorite contestants.