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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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  • Night Shyamalan, Cuba Gooding Jr. And Donald Sutherland Among Mipcom's Talent Slate

    PARIS- Night Shyamalan, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Donald Sutherland will lead a large delegation of talent and filmmakers set to present their shows at the 30th edition of Mipcom, the international TV market hosted in Cannes. Shyamalan will present "Wayward...
  • 'X Factor' Singer Simone Battle Found Dead in Her Home

    "X Factor" finalist and G.R.L. pop group member Simone Battle was found dead in her Los Angeles home on Friday. She was 25. The singer was discovered hanging on a rod in her bedroom closet on Friday morning, TMZ reports. The official cause of death...
  • 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...
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  • Simon Cowell egged during show; egg thrower explains why she did

    Simon Cowell egged during show; egg thrower explains why she did
    Simon Cowell egged — it's something we're supposing any number of "American Idol" and "Britain's Got Talent" wannabes have wanted to see for years now. And on Saturday night, during the "BGT" finale, it happened. During a performance by an...
  • Jane Lynch, Lara Embry to divorce after three-year marriage

    Jane Lynch, Lara Embry to divorce after three-year marriage
    Jane Lynch is headed for divorce court. Lynch and wife Lara Embry, who married in Sunderland, Mass., on Memorial Day in 2010, have decided to split up, the "Glee" actress told People on Monday. "This has been a difficult decision for us as we care...
  • Fox announces premiere dates for its fall schedule

    Fox announces premiere dates for its fall schedule
    Fox has announced the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series. "The X Factor" will kick off the season Sept. 11 and Sept. 12 with a two-night premiere event. Judges for the talent competition show this season will be Simon Cowell, Kelly...
  • Paula Abdul to guest judge on 'So You Think You Can Dance'

    Paula Abdul to guest judge on 'So You Think You Can Dance'
    Paula Abdul has been out of the reality TV competition-judging game for a couple of years, but she's sitting back down behind the table Tuesday night for a guest spot on Fox's other long-running competition show, "So You Think You Can Dance." Of course,...
  • Premiere: Emblem3's summer jam, 'I Love LA'

    Premiere: Emblem3's summer jam, 'I Love LA'
    Week after week last year, Emblem3 made teenage girls swoon with sunny cover songs on the second season of the Fox competition "The X Factor." A fusion of pop, ska and hip-hop — think Sublime, only with washboard abs and none of the grit —...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Nine for IX' on ESPN and ESPN2

     Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Nine for IX' on ESPN and ESPN2
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 28 - August 3, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Nine for IX Former basketball...
  • 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...