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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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  • Mipcom: Personality of the Year Simon Cowell Grew From Humble Beginnings

    When "Got Talent" was named the most successful reality TV franchise by the Guinness Book of World Records in April, it set a another benchmark for Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment. The top-rated Britain-born series has local versions in 58 territories,...
  • Red Arrow Aims For Shows That Can Travel

    Red Arrow Intl., which is the global distribution arm of Red Arrow Entertainment Group, is a mini-studio with major ambitions, which are reflected in its sales slate at the content market Mipcom in Cannes. The distributor, which is celebrating its 10th...
  • Mipcom: Netflix's Ted Sarandos Talks About Potential Expansion Across Asia, Move Into Original Feature Films And Recent Launch Across Continental Europe

    CANNES- Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos discussed the digital service's recent launch across continental Europe, its landmark deal with Adam Sandler and potential expansion across Asia, during a much-anticipated and meaty keynote address at...
  • Alex & Sierra at Sunday Altamonte signing

    Alex & Sierra at Sunday Altamonte signing
    "X Factor" victors Alex & Sierra will release their debut album, "It's About Us," on Tuesday. But Central Florida fans can purchase the album and get the signatures of Alex Kinsey and Sierra Deaton on Sunday. Starting at 1 p.m., the duo will be at Fye...
  • 'X Factor' winners Alex & Sierra aim to escape the here-gone cycle

    'X Factor' winners Alex & Sierra aim to escape the here-gone cycle
    Earlier this spring, Alex Kinsey and Sierra Deaton were trading stories about the two-week writing camp that yielded their debut album, "It's About Us." The late-hour bursts of boozy creativity and morning hikes under the Malibu sun are discussed, but...
  • Review: Hallelujah for Puddles the Clown

    Review: Hallelujah for Puddles the Clown
    Major League Baseball ought to have Puddles the Clown sing the National Anthem at the World Series. He’d have the crowd roaring in praise. “Oh Say Can You see” were the first words the audience at the Musikfest CafĂ© in Bethlehem...
  • Hollywood's New Leaders: Agents

    Rachel Altman, 34 Agent, Paradigm Talent Agency A risk-taker, Altman left Abrams Artists last year for Paradigm, a shop that has provided her clients "with the kind of major agency platform they deserve to take their careers to the next levels of success,...
  • Is Simon Cowell About to Launch a Pan-Regional Talent Show?

    CANNES -- Simon Cowell, whose U.K. version of "The X Factor" has sold to 147 territories worldwide since April, is mulling a number of new projects, including a pan-regional talent show. During an interview with six journalists at TV market Mipcom in...
  • Mipcom Briefs: Mark Burnett Pacts with Bell Media; 'Ellen DeGeneres' Heads to Asia

    Mark Burnett's United Artists Media Group has cut a deal with Canada's Bell Media to develop programs for worldwide audiences. Deal calls for United Artists Media Group -- the newly formed venture of Burnett, MGM TV and Hearst Corp. -- to work with...
  • Italy's Rai Com Teams Up With Indian Toon Leader DQ Entertainment On 'Pio The Chick' (EXCLUSIVE)

    ROME - Italian pubcaster Rai's Rai Com sales arm has teamed up with India's animation leader DQ Entertainment to produce of a new toon series called "Pio The Chick," based on a vastly viral property, in a deal that breaks new ground in several ways....
  • Mipcom: Lionsgate TV's Kevin Beggs on 'Orange Is The New Black's' Foreign Appeal

    CANNES -- Lionsgate Television chairman and CEO Kevin Beggs spoke out the foreign appeal of "Orange is the New Black" and the company's global outreach during a keynote on Wednesday at Mipcom. In the last 10 years, Lionsgate Television's biz has grown...