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Posts from: June 2008

Audition cities for American Idol 8 announced, include San Juan, Puerto Rico

Just as soon as it disappears, American Idol lumbers its gigantic ass back into our lives, starting auditions for the show’s eighth season next month. The eight cities–one more than the seven cities it visited last year–include San Juan, the show’s first visit to a non-U.S. state location, and its first non-continental U.S. visit since …

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IMG in talks to buy Mark Burnett productions for $250 to $500 million

Mark Burnett Productions–the company responsible for Survivor, The Apprentice, The Contender, and My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad, among other shows–may soon be sold to talent agency IMG for $250-$500 million. Nikki Finke first reported that “Burnett is ‘in very serious conversation’ with IMG chairman Teddy Forstmann,” and that the “deal may be as …

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