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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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  • TV ratings: 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Scandal' rise with fall finales

    TV ratings: 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Scandal' rise with fall finales
    "Scandal" viewers learned the truth about Olivia Pope's mother Thursday night, and it looks like there were plenty of them. "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy" had their midseason finales on ABC, and both series saw lifts in their total audiences and among key...
  • Double Trouble benefit at Arts Garage in Delray

    The Arts Garage in Delray Beach is staying put in its current home, thanks to recent approval by the city, and the worthwhile cultural center for bourgeoning and established musicians will host an upcoming benefit concert with local favorites Double...
  • Future of Fox's 'X Factor' Unclear as Season 3 Finale Approaches

    As "The X Factor" approaches its season three finale, rumors have begun swirling this week over the future of the Fox singing competition show. Show creator and judge Simon Cowell told journos during a conference call Monday that "X Factor" "will be back...
  • 'Sing-Off' Beats 'X-Factor' Again As Fox Series Limps to Finale

    Fox's "The X Factor" is wrapping its third season quietly, as Wednesday's performance finale drew just half of its year-ago young-adults rating and again finished behind NBC's competing music series, "The Sing-Off." ABC did well, meanwhile, with its...
  • Fox's 'MasterChef Junior' Renewed for Season 2

    Kids cooking competition show "MasterChef Junior" is returning to the kitchen. Host and judge Gordon Ramsay's reality show that follows tween and teen culinary geniuses through food-related challenges averaged 5.1 million total viewers in its first...
  • Louis J. Horvitz Signs On as 'American Idol' Director

    Emmy-winner Louis J. Horvitz will serve as director of the latest "American Idol" installment, Fox announced today. Horvitz joins the singing competition after overseeing live broadcasts of specials including the Academy Awards, the Emmys, the Grammys...
  • David Mamet Developing '7 Deadly Sins' As Limited Series for Fox (Exclusive)

    David Mamet is turning to the Good Book, setting a deal with Fox, Lionsgate TV and 20th Century Fox TV to develop a seven-hour limited series rooted in the concepts behind the seven deadly sins. Stephen McPherson is shepherding the project with Mamet...
  • 'X Factor' Rises With Finale, Still Rates Well Below Last Year

    A rough season for "The X Factor" finished on an uptick Thursday, though the Fox music contest came in well below its conclusion of a year ago. On a night when it faced mostly repeat competition, the third-season finale of "The X Factor" averaged a 1.7...
  • 'The X Factor' Season 3: Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell scoot over for Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio

     
    "For viewers, it must get boring," says "X Factor" judge Simon Cowell. "And 'X Factor' is now 10 years old, and it has to be more fun for us as a judge and then hopefully more fun as a viewer. You have to find stars."...
  • Spielberg tops Forbes' list of highest-paid entertainers

    With an estimated $100 million in 2012 income, “Lincoln” director and DreamWorks studio head Steven Spielberg topped Forbes’ list of the biggest male earners in show business, but he still trailed Madonna by some $25 million. The...
  • Listen to Taylor Swift's new song 'Sweeter Than Fiction'

    Listen to Taylor Swift's new song 'Sweeter Than Fiction'
    The first thing longtime Taylor Swift fans may observe about "Sweeter Than Fiction" -- the pop-country superstar's contribution to the upcoming movie "One Chance," which dramatizes the story of "Britain's Got Talent" winner Paul Potts -- is how tight a...