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Jerry Springer discusses his show, race, censorship and politics at Wayne State University
AmericaJR.com - Detroit, MI, USA - On Wednesday, talk show host Jerry Springer brought his college tour to Detroit and spoke to students at Wayne State University. He showed clips from his daytime talk show, discussed them and took questions from the audience. Springer also added some political commentary at the end. He stayed later to sign autographs and meet students at the university.

Springer, 64, is the current host of the popular Jerry Springer Show, which is aired at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays on WMYD-TV, Channel 20 in Detroit. He is also the host of America's Got Talent, a reality-competition program which will air
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Categories : TV Actors, America's Got Talent, TV Hosts, Talk Show Hosts, TV Personalities, Celebrity News
Posted 3/24/2008 12:03:42 AM | Permalink
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Simon Cowell's Discoveries
Simon Cowell
Oprah.com - Chicago, IL, USA -  In its seventh season, American Idol is still an unstoppable phenomenon with 27 million viewers each week. Judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson say this year's contestants are the most talented yet.

Simon—who also produces America's Got Talent and hosts The X Factor, a British talent competition—says he never thought American Idol would last seven days, let alone seven seasons. "I think we get lucky every year," he says. "I never take anything for granted. We try and make the show better every year."

Contrary to what some past and present contestants may think, Simon says he never intends for
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Celebrities : Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul
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Categories : America's Got Talent
Posted 3/17/2008 12:03:30 AM | Permalink
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King makes first-ever appearance at the Center
Southtown Star - Chicago, IL, USA - B.B. King, the "King of the Blues," will perform at the Center for Performing Arts in University Park for the first time on Friday.

King's show will feature signature classics including "Payin' the Cost To Be the Boss," "The Thrill Is Gone," "How Blue Can You Get," "Everyday I Have the Blues" and "Why I Sing the Blues."

As seen on NBC's runaway summer hit show "America's Got Talent," 14-year-old blues harmonic whiz LD Miller and his brother, Cole, will open the show.

For more than a half century, Riley B. King, better known as B.B. King, has defined the blues for a
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Celebrities : Cole Miller, LD Miller
Categories : America's Got Talent
Posted 2/7/2008 12:02:23 AM | Permalink
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"America's Got Talent" Finalist And Bel Air Native, Julienne Irwin To Perform National Anthem
OurSports Central (press release) - Marshfield, WI, USA - MD native Julienne Irwin, a finalist in this season's NBC hit show "America's Got Talent" will be performing the National Anthem prior to the Baysox game against the Connecticut Defenders on Monday, September 3rd at 2:05 pm.

Irwin first auditioned for "America's Got Talent" in New York, performing LeAnn Rimes' How Do I Live, in which the judges unanimously invited her to the Las Vegas callbacks. She eventually passed through to the semifinals with "Bless the Broken Road" by Rascal Flatts and made her debut to the top ten, performing "Till I Can Make It On My Own", by Tammy Wynette.
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Categories : America's Got Talent
Posted 8/27/2007 12:08:49 AM | Permalink
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Puppet man Terry Fator is the winner on America's Got Talent
Earthtimes.org - USA - Ventriloquist Terry Fator was named as the winner of NBC's America's Got Talent on Tuesday after successfully downing stiff challenges from Cas Haley, Antoinette Clinton and Julienne Irwin.

Fator, who hails from Dallas, celebrated his victory by performing the Roy Orbison's "Crying" even as confetti rained down on him. Fator will be receiving $1 million as prize money and will also be able to realize his dream of performing in Las Vegas.

Irwin was the first contestant to be drop out of the race in a thrilling 2-hour finale. However the 14-year old did not seem to be too disappointed and withdrew
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Categories : America's Got Talent
Posted 8/23/2007 10:08:57 AM | Permalink
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Ventriloquist Terry Fator wins America's Got Talent
Times Online - UK - Paul Potts brought opera to the British masses, now America’s Got Talent contestant Terry Fator has given the USA, er, ventriloquism.

With a menagerie of puppets, a tendency to gush, and bearing a striking resemblance to The Office's David Brent, Fator may well have been booed off Britain's Got Talent. But last night America voted him best amateur performer in the country.

Handed $1 million in prize money, Fator’s long, vexed career as a niche performer came to a close, and life as a reality TV star began. Scheduled to headline at Bally’s Resort in Las Vegas next month, the Texan can
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Celebrities : Terry Fator
Categories : America's Got Talent
Posted 8/22/2007 12:08:41 AM | Permalink
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Terry Fator crowned 'America's Got Talent's second-season winner
Reality TV World - Mansfield, MA, USA - Terry Fator, a 42-year-old singing ventriloquist from Dallas, TX, was revealed to be America's Got Talent's second-season champion during last night's live finale broadcast of the NBC reality talent competition

"Thank you America, thank you so much America," Fator said after a final celebratory performance that followed America's Got Talent host Jerry Springer's announcement that home viewers had voted Fator the show's second-season winner.

As America's Got Talent 2's winner, Fator -- who defeated Cas Haley, a 26-year-old reggae singer from Arlington, TX, to win the competition -- received a $1,000,000 prize and the show's "Best New Act In America" title.  However
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Categories : America's Got Talent
Posted 8/22/2007 12:08:38 AM | Permalink
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'America's Got Talent' won by ventriloquist
Actress Archives - New York City, NY, USA - With so many reality TV game shows running during the summer, it's hard to keep track of them all. But when a ventriloquist makes it to the final night, it's easy to remember that America's Got Talent. It turns out for Terry Fator, being a ventriloquist has paid off in ways that could never have been expected.

The multi-faceted ventriloquist/impersonator took home top honors on the Season Two finale of America's Got Talent. Terry Fator surged above reggae singer Cas Haley, beatboxer Butterscotch and country music singer Julienne Irwin to take the million-dollar prize. Host Jerry Springer made the announcement as
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Categories : America's Got Talent
Posted 8/22/2007 12:08:30 AM | Permalink
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'America's Got Talent' reveals Top 4 second-season finale finalists
Reality TV World - Mansfield, MA, USA - America's Got Talent revealed its Top 4 second-season finalists during last night's broadcast of the NBC reality competition series.

America's Got Talent 2's final performance show began with host Jerry Springer bringing the Top 8 finalists -- who were revealed during last week's broadcast that eliminated Top 10 finalists The Calypso Tumblers and The Duttons -- onto the stage.

Springer then revealed America's Got Talent 2's Top 4 finalists one at a time, allowing each the chance to perform immediately after he told them they were safe based on viewer votes cast after last week's episode

Once the Top 4 finalists -- Antoinette
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Categories : America's Got Talent, TV Hosts, Talk Show Hosts
Posted 8/15/2007 12:08:46 AM | Permalink
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Forbes

'America's Got Talent' Recap: First Live Show Stuns And Excites
Forbes
This week kicked off the live show portion of America's Got Talent, held at the Dolby Theater. Over the past three months, thousands of people auditioned their talents for producers, judges, and America to make it to the live shows—an opportunity for ...

PEOPLE.com

America's Got Talent Standout, 14, Faces Backlash for Competing on The Voice Last Year
PEOPLE.com
If you've recognized Courtney Hadwin before, it's because America's Got Talent is not her first reality singing competition. After wowing viewers with her soulful rendition of James Brown's “Papa's Got a Brand New Bag” on Tuesday, the 14-year-old ...

PEOPLE.com

Courtney Hadwin and More Advance to AGT Season 13 Semifinals as Human Fountains Are Eliminated
PEOPLE.com
America's Got Talent's season 13 semifinalists have been named — and some fan favorites did not make the cut. Courtney Hadwin, who faced online criticism recently, was among the lucky contestants who advanced from the quarterfinals during the results ...

USA TODAY

'AGT': Who survived, who didn't on Wednesday's results show?
USA TODAY
"America's Got Talent" moved five steps closer to a Season 13 champion Wednesday, revealing viewer voting results after Tuesday's first live performance show of the year. Twelve of the 36 remaining acts performed in the first of three quarterfinal ...

Goldderby

'America's Got Talent': Does Courtney Hadwin deserve to win 'AGT'? [POLL]
Goldderby
Courtney Hadwin was the standout singer on the first live quarterfinal of “America's Got Talent” on August 14. She nailed her cover of James Brown's soul classic “Papa's Got a Brand New Bag” and was one of the seven acts to make it through to the ...

Billboard

'America's Got Talent': We Three, Angel City Chorale, Courtney Hadwin & Amanda Mena Make the Semifinals
Billboard
This week on America's Got Talent, ​We Three, Angel City Chorale, Courtney Hadwin, and Amanda Mena made the semifinals, while other talented acts reached the end of their time on the show in Wednesday's (Aug. 15) voter results episode. Twelve of the ...

PEOPLE.com

AGT's Human Fountains Defend Their Spitting Act — Called 'Stupid' and 'Disgusting' by Judges
PEOPLE.com
Just when you thought you've seen it all, the Human Fountains entered America's Got Talent. For the quarterfinals, the synchronized spitting men amplified their cringe-worthy act with a hot dog trick that involved spitting a wiener, ketchup and mustard ...

Variety

TV Ratings: 'America's Got Talent' Doubles 'Bachelor in Paradise'
Variety
America's Got Talent” doubled the demo rating of “Bachelor in Paradise” in the Tuesday overnight ratings, with “Bachelor in Paradise” being the NBC show's closest competition for the night. “America's Got Talent” was steady this week with a 2.0 rating ...

Deadline

'America's Got Talent' Tops Viewers, 'Big Brother' Wins Demo
Deadline
In their 8-9 PM faceoff, the first Wednesday edition of NBC's America's Got Talent (1.5 demo rating, 9.63 million viewers) won in total viewers, while CBS' Big Brother (1.6, 5.82M) won the demo battle. Related · 'America's Got Talent' Towers Over ...
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