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Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell
He can make or break careers and once boasted that he sells more records than Bruce Springsteen. That confidence helped make Simon Cowell a success as a former judge on "American Idol." Cowell's blunt opinions of a performance stood in contrast to Paula Abdul's mostly positive spin and Randy Jackson's typical middle ground. The bickering with Abdul and host Ryan Seacrest was also a highlight of the Fox series. Cowell has been a judge on British shows "Pop Idol" and "The X Factor," and he produces other contest shows such as "American Inventor" and "America's Got Talent." He will help launch the U.S. version of "The X Factor" in September.
He can make or break careers and once boasted that he sells more records than Bruce Springsteen. That confidence helped make Simon Cowell a success as a former judge on "American Idol." Cowell's blunt opinions of a performance stood in contrast to Paula Abdul's mostly positive spin and Randy Jackson's typical middle ground. The bickering with Abdul and host Ryan Seacrest was also a highlight of the Fox series. Cowell has been a judge on British shows "Pop Idol" and "The X Factor," and he produces other contest shows such as "American Inventor" and "America's Got Talent." He will help launch the U.S. version of "The X Factor" in September. « Show less

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  • Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week

     
    Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week: 1. MATT NATHANSON Matt Nathanson has been pigeonholed as a gentle singer-songwriter with his platinum 2008 single “Come On Get Higher” and 2011’s follow-up hit “Faster.” It&#...
  • 'The X Factor' Screws Up Live Vote, Contestants to Sing Again

    An on-screen gaffe is forcing producers to scrap the voting results from Wednesday night's "X Factor" and the contestants will sing again during Thursday night's live episode. As explained by Fox, "As a result of a graphics error (incorrect voting...
  • 'X Factor's' Simon Cowell calls female judges 'witches,' needs to dial it back

     
    Simon Cowell has always been that prickly British judge that everyone loves. But on "The X Factor" this week, he showed some flashes of that ugly Simon that rears its head every once in awhile and we did not appreciate it....
  • 'X Factor': Kelly Rowland would kiss Simon Cowell for Rachel Potter's return

     
    Rachel Potter was feeling good about her chances to make Top 10 week on "The X Factor" Season 3, but unfortunately the vote didn't shake out in her favor. She talks to Zap2it about her elimination and what's next....
  • Simon Cowell Extends Deal with U.K.'s ITV

    LONDON -- Simon Cowell has reupped his deal with U.K. commercial broadcaster ITV for "The X Factor" and "Britain's Got Talent." The network inked the three-year pact, which is reported to be worth £150 ($241 million), with Cowell's shingle Syco...
  • James Bond Movies Return to ITV in U.K.

    LONDON -- MGM Intl. Television Distribution has inked a multi-year deal with the U.K.'s leading commercial broadcaster ITV covering exclusive rights to the James Bond movie catalog. All 23 films in the franchise will be available for free on ITV, which...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' on Fox

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' on Fox
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 17 - 23, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES The African Americans: Many Rivers...
  • Israel's hit singing reality series 'Rising Star' to come to ABC

    Israel's hit singing reality series 'Rising Star' to come to ABC
    ABC announced on Monday that it has ordered 10 episodes of Israel's hit reality series "Rising Star." The show -- a singing competition -- has been a phenomenon in Israel, pulling in almost half of all TV audiences in the country when it airs, according...
  • 'X Factor's' Simon Cowell tricked into eating bull's testicles

     
    "X Factor" judges Simon Cowell and Paulina Rubio were on "Conan" Tuesday (Nov. 19), where Conan O'Brien praised Cowell for figuring out a way to surround himself with beautiful women -- but Cowell laments it sometimes, especially when they play pranks...
  • Simon Cowell floats Beverly Hills home as $20-million pocket listing

    Simon Cowell floats Beverly Hills home as $20-million pocket listing
    Simon Cowell is quietly looking for a buyer for his Beverly Hills house. Cowell, who paid $15.5 million for the gated home, is asking $20 million, local real estate agents confirm. He bought the Trousdale Estates area house two years ago from Randy...
  • 'X Factor' Is a Hit Overseas -- Why Not in the U.S.?

    This morning, a press release sailed into journos' mailboxes with a subject line that read in all caps: "The X Factor Continues To Thrive Across The World" (caps left out of this article's text for purely aesthetic purposes). What the email subject...