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Nigel Lythgoe

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Nigel Lythgoe was born on July 9, 1949 in Wirral, England as Nigel Bruce Lythgoe. He is a producer and writer, known for American Idol (2002), Gladiators (1992) and So You Think You Can Dance (2005). He was previously married to Bonnie Lythgoe.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Nigel Lythgoe Gives Props to Katy Perry, What Hits Has Simon Had?

Nigel Lythgoe
Props to Katy, Luke and Lionel What Hits Has Simon Had?

Nigel Lythgoe took a fun shot at Simon Cowell ... the same Simon who went after the "American Idol" reboot. We got the longtime EP of the OG "Idol" Friday on his way to E Baldi in… READ MORE >

Nigel Lythgoe -- U.S. Soccer Ain't a Joke Anymore

Nigel Lythgoe
U.S. Soccer Ain't a Joke Anymore

The U.S. isn't just some dumping ground for aging international soccer stars ... it's becoming one of the toughest places in the world to play ... so says TV titan Nigel Lythgoe.  The former… READ MORE >

- 845 days ago
Ex 'American Idol' Exec Nigel Lythgoe -- It Was Time to Go (VIDEO)

Ex 'American Idol' Exec
It Was Time to Go

It's better to leave a little early than a little late ... so says former "American Idol" executive producer Nigel Lythgoe ... who agrees it was time to put the legendary show to bed.  We… READ MORE >

- 896 days ago
Ryan Seacrest -- Takes Friendly Fire Over Most Confusing Game Show Ever

Ryan Seacrest
Takes Friendly Fire Over Most Confusing Game Show Ever

Ryan Seacrest's old 'Idol' pal Nigel Lythgoe shared some kind words about Ryan's other gig, "Million Second Quiz" -- is what we'd say if Nigel hadn't actually ripped it to shreds.  We'd… READ MORE >

- 1475 days ago
Nigel Lythgoe -- 'Million Second Quiz' Was a TERRIBLE Concept

Nigel Lythgoe
'Million Second Quiz' Was a TERRIBLE Concept

THIIISSS ... is Ryan Seacrest getting OBLITERATED by his former "American Idol" executive producer, who called "Million Second Quiz" the worst TV concept he's seen in a while. Here's the backstory… READ MORE >

- 1476 days ago
Nigel Lythgoe -- I Would Let Justin Bieber Mentor 'Idols' But ...

Nigel Lythgoe
I WOULD Let Justin Bieber Mentor 'Idols', BUT ...

Justin Bieber's recent wave of d-bag shenanigans has not gone unnoticed in the music world ... so when we asked "American Idol" honcho Nigel Lythgoe if the Biebs was "Idol" mentor material, his… READ MORE >

- 1668 days ago
Former 'American Idol' Contestants -- Nigel Gave Us Our Big Break ... But We're Still Suing [video]

Former 'Idol' Contestants
Nigel Gave Us Our Break ... But We're Still Suing

Just months before ex "American Idol" contestants Terrell and Derrell Brittenum took legal action against the show -- over allegations of racism -- they publicly THANKED Nigel Lythgoe for giving… READ MORE >

- 1730 days ago
'American Idol' Finalists -- The Show Is NOT RACIST

'Idol' Finalists
The Show Is NOT RACIST

Four "American Idol" finalists from different seasons -- two of whom are black -- insist the singing competition is many things ... but racist is NOT one of them.TMZ broke the story ... nine black… READ MORE >

- 1730 days ago
'American Idol' -- Accused of RACISM by 9 Black Ex-Contestants

'American Idol'
Accused of RACISM by 9 Black Ex-Contestants

Nine black former "American Idol" contestants -- from various seasons -- are banding together to SUE the show ... claiming they were all FORCED off "Idol" as part of a racist (and illegal) plot to… READ MORE >

- 1733 days ago
Nigel Lythgoe -- 'American Idol' Could Die Without Ryan Seacrest

Nigel Lythgoe
'American Idol' Could Die Without Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest is the lifeblood of "American Idol" ... and without him, the show would struggle to survive -- so says executive producer Nigel Lythgoe.Nigel was out in L.A. yesterday when we… READ MORE >

- 1742 days ago
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