Idol Headlines for 12/28/14

Reality TV facing its own reality: a ratings slump – Just a few years ago, underemployed TV writers were complaining that reality programming was taking over their industry. Now the scribes are having their revenge: Unscripted programming is mired in an unexpected slump. Onetime smashes such as “Survivor” and “Dancing With the Stars” are drooping with age. Coca-Cola recently wrapped up its 13-year sponsorship of “American Idol” after Fox’s singing hit plummeted in the ratings last season. NBC’s own singing show, “The Voice,” saw its season finale drop nearly 10% this month. And what’s worse, no new hits are taking their place. – Read more at LA Times

Simon Cowell debuts pretty pink shorts for day on the beach – An X Factor hopeful who rocked up wearing pink Bermuda shorts and a No Dad life jacket would rightfully be crucified by the judges.
Cheryl would announce: “Ah think that you need a new stylist pet, man, pet.” Louis would yelp: “One million percent no. You don’t in any way remind me of a young Westlife.” And with a raise of his eyebrow Simon Cowell would lean back in his chair, soaking in the boos from the assembled throng and gasp: “It’s a no from me, sweetheart.” – Read more at the Mirror.UK

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