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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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  • Fifth Harmony, coming to Bethlehem, looks to empower girls

    Fifth Harmony, coming to Bethlehem, looks to empower girls
    Normani Kordei of the hit girl-pop group Fifth Harmony is on the phone from a tour stop in, she thinks, Richmond, Va. — she says things have been a bit of a whirlwind — explaining how one of the "key things" for the five-member group is...
  • Strength in numbers: The women of Fifth Harmony know they can rely on each other

    Strength in numbers: The women of Fifth Harmony know they can rely on each other
    Fifth Harmony might be the product of an arranged marriage—the five singers were paired on the second season of the American version of “The X Factor,” eventually placing third—but the members have maintained a full-fledged...
  • Barbies, boys and BFFs: Fifth Harmony hits Fort Lauderdale

    Barbies, boys and BFFs: Fifth Harmony hits Fort Lauderdale
    There is now a Barbie doll named after Lauren Jauregui, and one for each of her Fifth Harmony bandmates. The pop group's current single, "Sledgehammer," has garnered more than 20 million views on YouTube. They've won all kinds of odd music awards, and...
  • Who should replace Zayn Malik in One Direction?

    Who should replace Zayn Malik in One Direction?
    ’Twas the Facebook post read ‘round the world through streaks of Cover Girl mascara: Zayn Malik has quit One Direction. Like, officially. Before you rev up your mom’s Honda Odyssey inside the closed garage to let the sweet fumes wash...
  • Fifth Harmony keeps striving at Club Nokia

    Fifth Harmony keeps striving at Club Nokia
    Striking a pose to finish the first song in Fifth Harmony’s concert Sunday night at Club Nokia, Dinah Jane Hansen stumbled slightly on her high heels. The recovery came almost instantly, so quick that anyone paying only half-attention might’ve...
  • Simon Cowell, Ricky Martin singing competition to hold auditions in Chicago

    Simon Cowell, Ricky Martin singing competition to hold auditions in Chicago
    Simon Cowell helped launch the careers of the members of One Direction and is now looking to do the same for a Latin boy band. The former “American Idol” judge and “X-Factor” creator and his production company, Syco Entertainment,...
  • Ricky Martin será juez y productor del concurso "La Banda"

    Ricky Martin será juez y productor del concurso "La Banda"
    MIAMI - El cantante puertorriqueño Ricky Martin será juez y productor ejecutivo en el concurso de talento musical "La banda", así como manejará la carrera del grupo de jóvenes que resulte ganador en este programa, cuyo objetivo es encontrar a las próximas...
  • Skokie Theatre looking for a few good Idols

    Skokie Theatre looking for a few good Idols
    Should I be as mean as Simon Cowell? Weepy like Paula Abdul? Call everybody "Baby" with a slight Australian accent like Keith Urban? Those were a few of the questions that crossed my mind when Wendy Kaplan, owner of the Skokie Theatre, asked me to be one...
  • TCA 2015: Fox network chiefs acknowledge 'uphill battle'

    TCA 2015: Fox network chiefs acknowledge 'uphill battle'
    Fox's new television team stepped into the spotlight Saturday to articulate their mission: broaden the appeal of the languishing network while still creating bold and risky programming. Last spring, Fox's battle-scarred entertainment chief Kevin...
  • Simon Cowell seeks 'ultimate Latino boy band'

    Simon Cowell seeks 'ultimate Latino boy band'
    Simon Cowell plans to put together "the ultimate Latino boy band" through Univision's contest series "La Banda," which debuts in fall 2015. Online auditions are open at LaBandaoficial.com, and Univision promised "the largest Latino talent search in U.S....
  • Interview: Fifth Harmony members hope to fill girl group void

    Interview: Fifth Harmony members hope to fill girl group void
    Who is the last girl group to really make it big in the music industry? I asked this question to the five members of girl group Fifth Harmony — who won MTV’s “Artist to Watch” award at the MTV Video Music Awards in August and...