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Friday, November 14, 2008

Nigel Speaks Out About the Fourth Judge

Nigel Lythgoe may no longer be with “American Idol,” but he’s still talking about it and he’s not happy about the addition of a fourth judge…

Nigel told the “New York Post,” “I don’t like fourth judges. I think once you’ve been told, ‘You suck,’ you don’t need to be told another three times.”

Nigel had nothing but compliments for Kara DioGuardi, but he says he never would have brought her on. According to “production sources,” Simon Cowell has taken a larger role in how the show is run since Nigel left, including the hiring of Kara.

Nigel had words of caution for Simon saying that “he’s never produced anything on television…at the end of the day, you have to leave it for the producers to produce, because if you're in it, you're seeing it from a completely different perspective and he's going to need to realize that. Sometimes you can't see the woods through the trees and you tend to lose the most important thing, which is so often forgotten: common sense.”

Yeah, because Nigel always did everything perfectly…

NBC announced today that it has picked up a new show from Nigel and “Idol” guru Simon Fuller that will feature an Olympic-style dance competition…

I'm honestly not sure what to say about that one...