America’s Got Talent the most successful reality TV format worldwide

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Congratulations! Yesterday Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia revealed that Guinness World Records has deemed the ‘Got Talent’ series the most successful reality TV format worldwide.

The format that was launched as “Britain’s Got Talent” has been adapted for broadcast in 58 countries. The latest versions to air include Iceland and Brazil.

Alistair Richards, president of Guinness World Records, said in a statement that “Got Talent” was the new record-holder, replacing the British format show “Strictly Come Dancing,” which has been sold to more than three-dozen countries.

The “Got Talent” format was created by music and reality TV entrepreneur Simon Cowell. He said he’s proud the talent contest is a “home-grown British show.”

Nick alongside AGT judges Howie, Howard, Mel B and Heidi were presented with the plaque for the show’s achievement during yesterday’s taping of the upcoming season in NYC’s famed Madison Square Garden.

Billie Woodruff To Direct Nick Cannon’s VH1 Drumline Sequel

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Bille Woodruff who’s directing credits include the new generation cult classics such as “Honey” and “Beauty Shop” has been tapped by VH1 to direct a sequel to the 2002 classic film “Drumline”. The network is looking at the film as a possible backdoor pilot to a TV series.

Nick who shot to superstardom in the original will serve as an executive producer for this project, titled “Drumline 2: A New Beat,” reports Deadline.com. The story focuses on strong-willed and talented Dani Bolton, who defies her parents, bypassing Spelman College for SEU so she can join the Rolling Red Thunder Drumline.

Fox Television Studios is co-financing the TV film, co-written by Karen Gist and Regina Hicks.

Woodruff’s current film “Addicted” for Lionsgate is slated to be released in October.