Simon Fuller Sues Fox Over 'X Factor'

In a move escalating a long-standing rivalry between Simon Cowell and Simon Fuller, two of the most powerful television producers in England — and former partners in the success of "American Idol" — Mr. Fuller filed suit Wednesday in California against the Fox Broadcasting Company over the coming "Idol"-like singing competition show, "The X Factor."

The suit was filed in Superior Court in California, according to a statement from Mr. Fuller’s office. Executives at Fox said that they had not received the suit as of midday Wednesday and declined to comment until they did.

Mr. Fuller’s suit, which was attached to the statement, charges Fox with reneging on a deal that would have granted him an executive producer credit (and the fees that come with that credit) on "The X Factor," which is set to premiere in Fox this fall. Read More...


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