Condé Nast Teams Up With Fremantle of 'Idol' Fame

Publisher to expand into consumer products, possibly TV

What is the rarified Condé Nast doing slumming with FremantleMedia, the company behind reality TV phenomenon American Idol? It's all about the bottom line: The luxury publisher has been keen to wring new revenue out of its brands as print ad revenue has softened, and it’s looking to the production giant to help it.