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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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  • 'One Direction: This Is Us' premieres and the guys look like stars

    'One Direction: This Is Us' premieres and the guys look like stars
    I am way beyond the point where I should swoon over a boy band. But looking at pictures of the five guys who make up the phenomenally popular One Direction at the world premiere of their new documentary film in London on Tuesday, it was hard not to. It'...
  • Ex-homeless 'X Factor' twins get second show at Arts Garage

    Ex-homeless 'X Factor' twins get second show at Arts Garage
    The story of indomitable Delray Beach twins Rashad and Tashad Gardenhire, who overcame homelessness to charm “X Factor” creator Simon Cowell, just got better. Their first headlining concert performance on Thursday at the Arts Garage, a...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • American woman becomes finalist on 'Arabs Got Talent'

    American woman becomes finalist on 'Arabs Got Talent'
    Jennifer Grout is a 23-year-old blond from Boston with a lovely singing voice and dreams of stardom who, like many an aspiring superstar before her, has turned to a reality TV in a bid for fame. But Grout is not competing on "The Voice" or "American...
  • Simon Cowell says 'X Factor' will be back, but his role may change

    Simon Cowell says 'X Factor' will be back, but his role may change
    "The X Factor" has seen some pretty terrible ratings this season. But Simon Cowell says have no fear, his singing contest will return. "The show will be back next season," Cowell said during a conference call with reporters Monday to promote Wednesday's...
  • 'X Factor' contestants Alex & Sierra rock iTunes ahead of finale

    'X Factor' contestants Alex & Sierra rock iTunes ahead of finale
    It may not be having the best season in the ratings, but Simon Cowell's "X Factor" is definitely a factor in song sales.  The sweetheart duo Alex & Sierra's cover of the Sara Bareilles song "Gravity" has the top spot on iTunes' song chart following...
  • 'The X Factor' Season 3: Simon Cowell is back in control - so he thinks

     
    Check out the first look at "The X Factor" Season 3. Judges Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato are joined by newbies Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio -- and Cowell claims he's back in control...
  • 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

    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 on One Direction: 'They just do whatever they want'

     
    "The movie -- if you're interested what it's like to be in a band, what it's like, you see everything on this film. It's really, really good," adds Cowell....