Sporting full faux strongman regalia in a publicity stunt for his new film, “The Dictator” — the British comic actor created a huge red carpet stir after dumping what he jokingly called the ashes of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il from an urn onto TV presenter Ryan Seacrest. (Photos: E!/screengrab;Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)
American Idol to tweak voting system American Idol producers said on Wednesday they are considering tweaking the voting system on the top-rated TV contest to correct a bias toward male contestants by the show’s largely female audience.
But any changes are unlikely to take effect this season, which has already seen the early exit of four female finalists, including presumed front-runner Pia Toscano.
“We are aware very much that the voting could quite possibly be skewed toward the boys,” executive producer Ken Warwick told reporters in a conference call.