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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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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 >

'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 >

- 2064 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 >

- 2066 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 >

- 2075 days ago
Nigel Lythgoe -- Mariah Carey & Nicki Minaj Beef Is REAL ... And Here's Proof

Nigel Lythgoe
Mariah & Nicki Beef Is REAL ... And Here's Proof

"American Idol" producer Nigel Lythgoe is adamant ... the bitter feud between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj is as real as it gets -- and his proof lies in simple logic.Nigel was out in L.A.… READ MORE >

- 2165 days ago
Nigel Lythgoe's Niece Charlotte Dujardin Gold Medals Twice in Olympics

Nigel Lythgoe's Niece
Gold Medals Twice In That Horse Thing

Nigel Lythgoe's niece is now England's idol, after winning her second gold medal in the Olympics this morning.Charlotte Dujardin rode her way to victory in the non-sport of dressage ... a fancy… READ MORE >

- 2235 days ago
Charlie Sheen -- Count Me in for 'American Idol' ... BUT ONLY IF ...

Charlie Sheen
Count Me in for 'Idol' BUT ONLY IF ...

Charlie Sheen tells TMZ, he's 100% on board to judge the next season of "American Idol" -- but there are several conditions that must be met before he signs the dotted line.As TMZ first reported,… READ MORE >

- 2264 days ago
New 'American Idol' Judges -- Nigel Lythgoe Pushing For Charlie Sheen & Jerry Lewis

New 'Idol' Judges
Nigel Pushing for Charlie Sheen, Jerry Lewis!

"American Idol" producers are sending feelers out every which way as a "very preliminary" step in deciding what the make-up of the show will be for Season 12 ... sources tell TMZ ... but Nigel… READ MORE >

- 2265 days ago
'American Idol' -- We Really, Really Want Jennifer Lopez Back

'American Idol'
We Really, Really Want Jennifer Lopez Back

Jennifer Lopez isn't sure if she'll come back for a third season of "American Idol," but the big cheese on the show says he wants her back in the worst way."A.I." EP Nigel Lythgoe tells TMZ, "We… READ MORE >

- 2320 days ago
Ryan Seacrest Really Sick ... May Not Host 'American Idol' Tonight

Ryan Seacrest
Really Sick ... May Not Host 'Idol' Tonight

4:50 PM PDT -- Sources tell TMZ ... Ryan is going to go for it ... although they will have puke buckets on the stage ... just in case he loses it. Ryan Seacrest feels like crap ... so much so he… READ MORE >

- 2341 days ago
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