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CTV plans Canadian Idol.

CTV plans Canadian Idol. Citing the success of American Idol, Canada’s CTV has signed a deal with FremantleMedia and 19TV to produce Canadian Idol. “Complete details of the series, its hosts and judges, including details of the nation-wide search for a superstar will be unveiled shortly,” the network says. CTV already aired American Idol, and …

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South Africa’s Pop Idol accused of “vote-rigging and racial prejudice.”

South Africa’s Pop Idol accused of “vote-rigging and racial prejudice.” The British series Pop Idol, currently on the air in the US as American Idol, just completed a run in South Africa. However, the BBC reports that the white man who won Idols “was simply not as talented as his black rivals,” according to critics …

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