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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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  • Delray Beach twins go from homeless to 'X Factor' to a new stage

    Delray Beach twins go from homeless to 'X Factor' to a new stage
    Before 20-year-old Delray Beach twins Rashad and Tashad Gardenhire got a “yes” vote from Simon Cowell for the new season of “The X Factor,” they’d heard a lot of “no.” The story of how they went from being...
  • TV ratings: NFL big for NBC; 'Charlie Brown' surges; Lady Gaga soft

    TV ratings: NFL big for NBC; 'Charlie Brown' surges; Lady Gaga soft
    NBC gobbled up plenty of viewers with the Thanksgiving NFL matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers.  The game, a 22-20 victory for Baltimore, drew a household rating of 11.5 in Nielsen's metered markets Thursday, up 3% from last...
  • A Christmas story: Double Trouble and Momma J

    A Christmas story: Double Trouble and Momma J
    What's the holiday season about? It's about Tashad and Rashad Gardenhire, Judy McMahon and Drew Tucker, you and the Arts Garage. The twin Gardenhire brothers were living on the street, sleeping in a relative’s car or a Delray Beach playground, and...
  • 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...
  • Simon Cowell says he's proud to have a baby on the way

    Simon Cowell says he's proud to have a baby on the way
    Looks as if Simon Cowell is putting the "pro" in "procreation." The 53-year-old father-to-be — he knocked up Lauren Silverman, a friend's wife, who allegedly was not separated from her hubby at the time of the knocking — is putting a...
  • Weekend preview: Wild rides, wild runs and wild life

    Weekend preview: Wild rides, wild runs and wild life
    If there is irony to be found in genuflecting at the chrome hubcap of the automobile at a time of year when the weather could not be more hospitable to the idea of walking (with its added payoff of contributing to a more healthful lifestyle, like we...
  • Weekend preview: Serendipity and a white tiger on Las Olas

    Weekend preview: Serendipity and a white tiger on Las Olas
    Plantation native Emily Kopp’s new album, a gracefully crafted collection of pop ruminations on life as a 20-something  woman standing eagerly at the edge of life’s vast possibility, is called “Serendipity Find Me.” But it was hard...
  • TV ratings: 'X Factor' finale falls 45% from a year ago

    TV ratings: 'X Factor' finale falls 45% from a year ago
    Simon Cowell scored a victory as his lovebird singing duo Alex & Sierra won "The X Factor" Thursday night, but the show hasn't been much of a triumph for Fox in the ratings this year.  The musical contest's third season finale drew 6.2 million viewers...
  • TCA Press Tour: The 'f-word' is for 'food' on Gordan Ramsay's 'Junior MasterChef'

    TCA Press Tour: The 'f-word' is for 'food' on Gordan Ramsay's 'Junior MasterChef'
    Did Gordan Ramsay ever curse during the filming of Fox’s “Junior MasterChef?” The question was posed to the Michelin-starred chef famous for his scorching tirades on shows like “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Kitchen...
  • Simon Cowell baby drama has the rumor mill working overtime

    The Simon Cowell baby drama is in full swing, and we haven't had this much fun with rampant rumors since Tiger Woods was grabbing the headlines — and not for golf. Cowell, of course, has allegedly impregnated New York socialite Lauren Silverman,...
  • 'X Factor' to air do-over after 'graphics error' for phone voting

    'X Factor' to air do-over after 'graphics error' for phone voting
    Simon Cowell made a boo-boo. Cowell's singing contest, "The X Factor," messed up its voting process during Wednesday's show, showing viewers the wrong onscreen phone numbers for dial-in votes. As a result, the producers of the Fox show are tossing out...