Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Britain's Got Victims: As another Simon Cowell talent show ends, former finalists claim they were cynically exploited

Posted by on Jun. 9, 2009 at 4:44 AM
  • 1 Replies
  • 232 Total Views

He is the undisputed king of prime-time television, with the power to turn anonymous members of the public into global superstars. 

With up to 19million viewers routinely tuning in to his reality television shows, Simon Cowell revels in the image of a benevolent dictator handing out million-pound record deals and a billing on sold-out tours to his grateful charges.

But as the fragile Susan Boyle emerges from therapy to take her first tentative steps on the showbusiness ladder, programmes such as Britain's Got Talent - and the hugely wealthy impresario behind them - are now being seen in a different light.

 

Read

 




 




 


    


Dual US/UK Citizen 


Co-Owner of All Things British


Admin of Overseas Moms (Past & Present) 

by on Jun. 9, 2009 at 4:44 AM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-1):
Reener
by Group Admin on Jun. 9, 2009 at 10:04 AM

Fame is tough!

But what Niki went through, I'm seeing lawsuit! That was just unjustified! Harrassment charges!

I think it takes a very emotionally strong person to put up with some of the crap that goes on behind the scenes. It helps being brought up in the industry also. But even that doesn't always work. Look at Britany Spears-unless all that was just a publicity stunt.

"Cause down the shore, everything's alright!"

Bruce Springsteen "Jersey Girl".

Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)