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Nigel Lythgoe’s bullshit response to Adam Levine’s criticism of Idol’s gay track record

Asked about The Voice judge Adam Levine’s comments about the lack of out gay contestants on American Idol, the Fox show’s producer gave an idiotic response. This comes as no surprise, because when it comes to issues of sexuality, Nigel Lythgoe has his head completely up his arse. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Nigel …

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Adam Levine: American Idol’s closeting of gay contestants “always pissed me off”

The Voice coach and Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine has criticized American Idol for refusing to do what his series did easily and without difficultly: letting gay contestants be open about their sexual orientations. In an interview with Out magazine, Adam discusses The Voice‘s Fox rival, giving it credit but noting that it’s very …

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The Voice’s close finish: Javier wins but second-place Dia’s song is more popular

Javier Colon became the first winner of NBC’s The Voice last night, winning a recording contract and $100,000 for beating Dia Frampton, who came within 2 percent of the final vote and who sold more singles than Javier did after the final performance episode. Her “Inventing Shadows” leads iTunes’ sales chart, followed by Javier’s “Stitch …

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The Voice ends, having surprisingly reinvented the singing competition: what worked, what didn’t

The Voice ends its first season tonight, having successfully done what no other network show has been able to do: reinvent the singing competition to stand apart from–and improve upon–American Idol. It also brought viewers to NBC, and was another success for Mark Burnett and his brand of (usually) high-quality reality television. As a watchable, …

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Behind-the-scenes details about The Voice: it costs $2.3 million per episode, Christina Aguilera gets $150,000 more an hour

The Voice has become a solid hit for NBC, and The Hollywood Reporter has a detailed story about the Mark Burnett-produced competition and how it came to be. It also reveals how much it costs–$2.3 million an hour–and how much of a premium the show paid for Christina Aguilera ($150,000 more an hour than the …

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