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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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  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' on Fox

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' on Fox
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 17 - 23, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES The African Americans: Many Rivers...
  • Israel's hit singing reality series 'Rising Star' to come to ABC

    Israel's hit singing reality series 'Rising Star' to come to ABC
    ABC announced on Monday that it has ordered 10 episodes of Israel's hit reality series "Rising Star." The show -- a singing competition -- has been a phenomenon in Israel, pulling in almost half of all TV audiences in the country when it airs, according...
  • Simon Cowell floats Beverly Hills home as $20-million pocket listing

    Simon Cowell floats Beverly Hills home as $20-million pocket listing
    Simon Cowell is quietly looking for a buyer for his Beverly Hills house. Cowell, who paid $15.5 million for the gated home, is asking $20 million, local real estate agents confirm. He bought the Trousdale Estates area house two years ago from Randy...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mayo: Singing twins get push from 'angel' teacher

    For those Broward readers who might have missed it in their newspapers, check out this column I wrote for the Thursday Palm Beach County edition about singing twins Rashad and Tashad Gardenhire, and Judy McMahon, a music teacher at Banyan Creek Elementary...
  • Singing twins nearly land on 'X Factor' with help from a caring teacher

    Lately it's become fashionable to bash teachers for nearly all the ills of education and our children. But today, to give a sense how some educators go above and beyond to help kids, I give you the story of Judy McMahon of Banyan Creek Elementary in...
  • David Cassidy arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in New York

    David Cassidy arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in New York
    David Cassidy, onetime teen dream and "The Partridge Family" star, was arrested Wednesday morning just after midnight in upstate New York on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Cassidy, 63, was initially pulled over for driving with his high beams...
  • Virginia State University Gospel Chorale eliminated from "America's Got Talent": UPDATE

    Virginia State University Gospel Chorale eliminated from "America's Got Talent": UPDATE
    "America's Got Talent" voters sent the Virginia State University Gospel Chorale home. The singing group is not among the 12 acts advancing to the competition's semifinal round next week, Wednesday's show revealed. Tuesday night, judge Howard Stern...
  • 'X Factor': Orlando singer moves to next round

    'X Factor': Orlando singer moves to next round
    Lillie McCloud, the 54-year-old grandmother from Orlando, has moved to the next round of "The X Factor." Mentor Kelly Rowland picked McCloud as one of four best singers in the over-25 group. The four singers will perform in the first live show, on Oct....
  • 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...