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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

Top Simon Cowell Articles

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  • "Norway's Got Talent" finalists to perform free concert in Bethlehem

     
    A group of young singers who were finalists in Norway's version of "America's Got Talent" will perform a free concert in Bethlehem tonight. Viva Youth Chorus from Norway, who made it to the finals on television show "Norway's Got Talent"......
  • Quiz: How well do you know Will and Kate?

    Quiz: How well do you know Will and Kate?
    Prince William and his duchess, the former Catherine Middleton, have a baby boy, born July 22, 2013. The new parents, known to the masses as Will and Kate, were given the titles Duke and Duchess of Cambridge by his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, when...
  • 'The X Factor' looks for a jolt with format switch

    'The X Factor' looks for a jolt with format switch
    “The X Factor” has been off to a rocky start this season.   The fledgling competition has yet to deliver on the hype creator Simon Cowell lobbed upon the media before the show premiered in 2011. Unlike “American Idol,” Cowell&...
  • TV ratings: 'Super Fun Night' has decent opening; 'Ironside' weak

    TV ratings: 'Super Fun Night' has decent opening; 'Ironside' weak
    It looks like Rebel Wilson's night was super fun for a decent number of people.  ABC's "Super Fun Night," a comedy about a group of sheltered women who start to try to live outside their comfort zones, opened with 8.2 million viewers and a rating of 3.2...
  • Enrique Iglesias sells waterfront home in Florida

    Enrique Iglesias sells waterfront home in Florida
    Singer-songwriter Enrique Iglesias has sold his waterfront home in the South Florida community of Bay Point for $6,722,500. The custom-built house of about 6,400 square feet features views of the Miami skyline, 100 feet of water frontage and a...
  • Ed Weinberger sells estate for $9.9 million

    Ed Weinberger sells estate for $9.9 million
    Ed Weinberger, one of the creators of "The Cosby Show," and his wife, television actress Carlene Watkins, have sold their home in a gated Los Angeles community for $9.875  million. The 11,600-square-foot Georgian-style mansion sits on 5 acres with...
  • Simon Cowell looking to sell Beverly Hills home

    Simon Cowell looking to sell Beverly Hills home
    Simon Cowell is quietly looking for a buyer for his Beverly Hills trophy house, marketing it outside the Multiple Listing Service. Cowell, who paid $15.5 million for the gated estate, is asking $20 million, according to local real estate agents. He...
  • Russell Brand buys period home in Hollywood Hills West

    Russell Brand buys period home in Hollywood Hills West
    Russell Brand has bought a home in Hollywood Hills West for $2.224 million. The restored 1926 traditional-style house was designed by Roy Selden Price, an architect known for his period revival work. A somewhat modest entry opens to 4,800 square...
  • Simon Cowell expecting a baby with friend's estranged wife

    Simon Cowell expecting a baby with friend's estranged wife
    Simon Cowell is expecting a baby with New York socialite Lauren Silverman, the estranged wife of one of the talent-show judge's good friends — that according to several reports out Wednesday. Seems that as Lauren, 36, and her real-estate mogul...
  • 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...