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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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  • Fox cancels 'The X Factor' after three seasons

    Fox cancels 'The X Factor' after three seasons
    Fox has X'd out "The X Factor." Once hyped as the next "American Idol," Fox has canceled the "The X Factor" after three seasons of shuffling judges and low ratings for the musical talent show. Simon Cowell, who left "American Idol" for "The X Factor,"...
  • Fox Cancels 'The X Factor' After Three Seasons

    Fox is pulling the plug on "The X Factor," after the singing competition failed to gain a substantial Stateside audience despite the format's success overseas. "American Idol" creator and judge alum Simon Cowell ushered the unscripted program to the U.S....
  • 'The X Factor' canceled by FOX, Simon Cowell returning to U.K. show

     
    FOX has canceled "The X Factor" after three seasons, and its creator Simon Cowell is headed home to the U.K....
  • Charter plots next move. Gerwig lands plum role. Costas on DL.

    Charter plots next move. Gerwig lands plum role. Costas on DL.
    After the coffee. Before getting one of those Shia LaBeouf bags. The Skinny: I feel bad that I haven't been watching any of the Winter Olympics. Of course, I don't feel so bad that I'll tune in Wednesday night. Wednesday's headlines include Charter's...
  • REVIEW: 'One Chance' ★★★

    Before Susan Boyle there was Paul Potts, a schlubby car-phone salesman from Wales who blew Simon Cowell and his fellow judges away on the first episode of "Britain's Got Talent" with his rendition of Puccini's aria "Nessun Dorma." The son of a steelworker...
  • 'X Factor': Will cancellation hurt Alex & Sierra?

    'X Factor': Will cancellation hurt Alex & Sierra?
    "American Idol" is moving toward announcing its finalists next week. But you may still be thinking about the other Fox singing contest, "The X Factor," which was canceled last week. What could that show's end mean to Alex & Sierra, the Central Florida...
  • Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman welcome baby boy, Eric

     
    Simon Cowell and girlfriend Lauren Silverman welcomed a baby boy in New York City on Friday (Feb. 14). Cowell was in London filming "Britain's Got Talent" auditions when Silverman went into labor, but made it across the Atlantic in time for his son's...
  • Ellen Page targets Hollywood imagery in coming out as gay

    Ellen Page has been met with an outpouring of celebrity support after she fought back tears during an emotional speech Friday in Las Vegas in which she came out as gay. Utilizing her totem as an actress, Page early in her address singled out the...
  • Simon Cowell tweets first photos of baby Eric

     
    Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman tweeted the first photos of his baby son, Eric. The results are adorable....
  • Bradley Cooper on going commando to White House: 'a nightmare'

    Bradley Cooper on going commando to White House: 'a nightmare'
    Security wasn't the only thing that was tight at the White House State Dinner last week. Just ask Bradley Cooper, who found himself going commando for what could be described as a work-related reason. He explained it all to Ellen DeGeneres in an...
  • U.K.'s ITV Buys 'Teen Wolf' Producer DiGa Vision

    LONDON -- The U.K.'s leading commercial broadcaster ITV has acquired a controlling stake in DiGa Vision, the New York-based independent producer of reality and scripted programming, including "Teen Wolf." The acquisition reps another step forward in ITV'...