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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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  • 'Sing-Off' Beats 'X-Factor' Again As Fox Series Limps to Finale

    Fox's "The X Factor" is wrapping its third season quietly, as Wednesday's performance finale drew just half of its year-ago young-adults rating and again finished behind NBC's competing music series, "The Sing-Off." ABC did well, meanwhile, with its...
  • Fox's 'MasterChef Junior' Renewed for Season 2

    Kids cooking competition show "MasterChef Junior" is returning to the kitchen. Host and judge Gordon Ramsay's reality show that follows tween and teen culinary geniuses through food-related challenges averaged 5.1 million total viewers in its first...
  • Louis J. Horvitz Signs On as 'American Idol' Director

    Emmy-winner Louis J. Horvitz will serve as director of the latest "American Idol" installment, Fox announced today. Horvitz joins the singing competition after overseeing live broadcasts of specials including the Academy Awards, the Emmys, the Grammys...
  • David Mamet Developing '7 Deadly Sins' As Limited Series for Fox (Exclusive)

    David Mamet is turning to the Good Book, setting a deal with Fox, Lionsgate TV and 20th Century Fox TV to develop a seven-hour limited series rooted in the concepts behind the seven deadly sins. Stephen McPherson is shepherding the project with Mamet...
  • 'X Factor' Rises With Finale, Still Rates Well Below Last Year

    A rough season for "The X Factor" finished on an uptick Thursday, though the Fox music contest came in well below its conclusion of a year ago. On a night when it faced mostly repeat competition, the third-season finale of "The X Factor" averaged a 1.7...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Nine for IX' on ESPN and ESPN2

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 28 - August 3, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Nine for IX Former basketball...
  • Simon Cowell on One Direction: 'They just do whatever they want'

     
    "The movie -- if you're interested what it's like to be in a band, what it's like, you see everything on this film. It's really, really good," adds Cowell....
  • Princess Diana: Mag details 'secret romance' with Pakistani doctor

    New details have emerged about a secret romance friends say the late Princess Diana had after ending it with Prince Charles but before dating Dodi Al Fayed. And it wasn’t just any relationship. The man involved was supposedly Diana’s "true...
  • Kristen Stewart gives paparazzo a tongue-lashing in L.A.

    Kristen Stewart gives paparazzo a tongue-lashing in L.A.
    Hey, Kristen Stewart, tell the paparazzi how you really feel.  The "On the Road" star, who's never been a fan of this particular shade of limelight, went berserk when a shutterbug tried get an informative glimpse of the 23-year-old actress as she was...
  • TCA: Mike Darnell's Shadow Hangs Over Fox Session

    It felt strange not having Mike Darnell at a Fox press tour session. Yet the legacy of the one-time reality guru -- and the issues left unresolved since the network announced his departure -- lingered during Thursday's Q&A with Fox Entertainment chief...
  • TCA press tour: Simon Cowell discusses revolving 'X Factor' judges

    At what point in Season 2 of "The X Factor" did Simon Cowell realize it was time, yet again, to revise the already revised judges panel? "Day 1." Cowell was of course joking when answering the question Thursday during the show's panel at the...