Pop Idol

  • Channel Five, Sky both want to bring Pop Idol back to the UK

  • Will Young voted most popular British artist ever, beating Robbie Williams, The Beatles

  • Pop Idol creator sues Simon Cowell for copyright violation over his series X-Factor.

  • Will Young wants more money from manager, will star in naked musical film.

  • hosts will return for Pop Idol 3, which is subtitled “The Next Generation.”

  • “Gareth hasn’t evolved as an act, whereas Will Young has shown he has a real talent.”

  • judge confirms Pop Idol 3 for early 2005; Will Young wins award, films next video.

  • Gareth has not been dropped by BMG.

  • report: Will Young coming to the US; Clay’s single Solitaire is number one again.

  • judge Pete Waterman says he will take a year-long break from Pop Idol.

  • Michelle says she’s not depressed, drunk; Pop Idol finalists have #1 song.

  • Pop Idol might end if Simon leaves; Will Young watches Idol tapes when drunk.

  • Turkish Idol favorite killed his cousin; Pop Idol judge says “winner was rubbish.”

  • Michelle’s single debuts at number one; she’s the first Scottish artist to debut at 1.

  • Michelle McManus wins Pop Idol 2.

  • Pop Idol host “mortified” about rumors that she and Simon Cowell are together.

  • actor says Pop Idol contestants are “mentally ill”; fan stalks finalist.

  • Pop Idol 2 down to three; Chris out.

  • Pop Idol finalists have a puke bucket.

  • Eleven Idol winners will compete in World Idol, airing on Christmas Day.

  • Elton John helps Pop Idol contestants.

  • Parliament members condemn Pop Idol.

  • rejected 26-year-old Pop Idol 2 contestant is actually 41-year-old escort.

  • Simon is “highest-earning British celebrity.”

  • psychologists “[express] concern about the long-term effects” of Idol put-downs.