London (ANI): Ex-Spice Girls boss Simon Fuller has joined hands
with an ex-Barclays Capital banker to buy a company that owns the
rights to American Idol. Fuller is leading a group of investors
reported to be offering a 600-million-dollar bid to acquire the
company, reports the BBC news.
A company that has been owned by Fuller created the Idol
franchise but later in 2005 was sold to CKX Inc. American Idol has
run for nine years and produced celebs including Kelly Clarkson,
Kris Allen and Taylor Hicks.
CKX's founder, chairman and chief executive Robert FX Sillerman
resigned earlier this month and expressed his desire to buy the
company as his 21pct stake makes him its largest shareholder.
Former Barclays Capital banker Roger Jenkins was one of the
investors joining Fuller in the CKX bid, said The Wall Street