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Meat packer blames ABC’s ‘pink slime’ for nearly killing company

June 5, 2017 By Timothy Mclaughlin and P.J. Huffstutter ELK POINT, S.D./CHICAGO (Reuters) – ABC News’ characterization of a South Dakota meat processor’s ground-beef product as “pink slime” almost put Beef Products Inc out of business, BPI’s lawyer said on Monday in the opening salvo of a closely watched trial. The $5.7 billion lawsuit pitting big agriculture against big media is the first major court challenge against a media company since accusations of “fake news” by U.S. President Donald Trump and his supporters have become part of the American vernacular….

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Pop star Katy Perry to join ABC’s ‘American Idol’ reboot

May 16, 2017 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Pop star Katy Perry will join reality singing competition “American Idol” on ABC, the network said on Tuesday, adding a big name with legions of young fans for its revival of the show. Perry, 32, is the first major name to come aboard the reboot of the show, which was canceled by Fox Broadcasting last year after 15 seasons amid declining viewership ratings. The new “American Idol” will air in 2018. “I’m always listening to new music, and love discovering diamonds in the…

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‘American Idol’ to make comeback on ABC TV in 2018

May 9, 2017 By Melissa Fares NEW YORK (Reuters) – “American Idol,” the most popular music reality show in U.S. television history, will return to the screen on ABC in 2018, the network announced on Tuesday. The show, which was canceled by Fox Television last year after 15 seasons, was once a ratings powerhouse, watched by more than 30 million viewers at its peak in 2005-2007. The glitzy talent show that launched the careers of Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert, Jennifer Hudson and others – spiced with celebrity judges who alternately…

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