Reinventing Reality

He made millions with American Idol and other watch-'em-squirm shows. But TV viewers are fickle--so SIMON FULLER will parody what he has built

It's been 15 years since Tiffany topped the charts with hits like I Think We're Alone Now, but Simon Fuller imagines her back onstage singing her heart out to a whole new audience--one he has created. At the advanced age of 31, Tiffany has been trying to create buzz (even undressing for Playboy) without much success. But would she take part in a TV talent contest for faded stars--one like American Idol, last summer's smash hit, but with the added pathos of careers in decline? The grand prize would be a recording contract and perhaps the start of a comeback. Tiffany's...

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