In this Nov. 3, 2011 photo, Nigel Lythgoe arrives at the premiere of "J. Edgar" during the Opening Night Gala of AFI FEST 2011 in Los Angeles. Lythgoe, 62, who returned as "American Idol's" executive ... more 
In this Nov. 3, 2011 photo, Nigel Lythgoe arrives at the premiere of "J. Edgar" during the Opening Night Gala of AFI FEST 2011 in Los Angeles. Lythgoe, 62, who returned as "American Idol's" executive producer last season after a two-year hiatus, will be presented the honorary International Emmy Founders Award on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at the Hilton New York Hotel in recognition of his work as "a major reality show producer and innovator" as well as for "his amazingly deep commitment to dance around the world," said Bruce L. Paisner, president and CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Matt Sayles
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