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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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  • Mexican Director Gaz Alazraki Reveals His Nine Unlikely Teachers

    Mexican director Gaz Alazraki shook up his country's film industry this year when his raucous clash of the classes comedy "Nosotros los nobles" ("We Are the Nobles") grossed more than $26 million at the Mexico box office. It also put the 35-year-old...
  • TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' finale rises; 'Survivor' falls

    TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' finale rises; 'Survivor' falls
    As "America's Got Talent" crowned the winner of its eighth season Wednesday night, the series danced its way to a slight ratings boost over last year, according to early numbers from Nielsen. "Talent" brought in an average of 11.3-million viewers, up 7%...
  • Friday TV Highlights: 'The Watsons Go to Birmingham' on Hallmark

    Friday TV Highlights: 'The Watsons Go to Birmingham' on Hallmark
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 15 - 21, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Last Man Standing Tim Allen's family...
  • TV ratings: 'X Factor' hits low; 'MSQ' finale rises; CBS wins

    Fox's "The X Factor" has hit a low note in the ratings.  According to early numbers from Nielsen, Simon Cowell's singing competition drew a total of just more than six million viewers and generated a rating of 1.9 in the advertiser-desired 18-49-year-...
  • Emmys 2013: NBC's 'The Voice' marks a reality triumph over 'Idol'

     Emmys 2013: NBC's 'The Voice' marks a reality triumph over 'Idol'
    NBC's "The Voice" managed to do something that "American Idol" has never accomplished, winning the Emmy for reality competition program. For producer Mark Burnett, the honor — and the separation from its reality singing contest competitor "Idol"...
  • Michelle Williams to make Broadway debut in 'Cabaret' revival?

    Michelle Williams to make Broadway debut in 'Cabaret' revival?
    Michelle Williams will make her Broadway debut as sultry nightclub singer Sally Bowles in a planned revival of "Cabaret," according to reports. The three-time Oscar nominee will star in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production opposite Alan...
  • Demi Lovato: Simon Cowell, old people and more on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

     
    Demi Lovato was a guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Monday. She talked about judging on "The X Factor," old people, Thanksgiving, Simon Cowell and more....
  • British singer Cheryl Cole Settles 'X Factor USA' Legal Dispute

    LONDON -- British singer Cheryl Cole has settled a legal dispute with the producers of "X Factor USA," according to U.K. press reports. Cole, who achieved fame with the band Girls Aloud, had inked a deal to appear as a judge in two seasons of Simon...
  • 'X Factor': Simon Cowell - 'Say Something' was Alex and Sierra's big moment

     
    No matter how "The X Factor" turns out, Alex and Sierra are bonafide stars -- at least that's what their mentor Simon Cowell thinks. The duo's rendition of "Say Something" hit No. 1 on iTunes and according to Cowell, this is their star-making moment....
  • Review: 'The Improv' charts the comedy club's early days

     Review: 'The Improv' charts the comedy club's early days
    For a short and breezy documentary narrated by Adam Sandler in which a group of famous comedians talk about themselves, "The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall" packs a surprisingly provocative punch. In these days of digital "stardom," when fame is...
  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'Six by Sondheim' on HBO

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'Six by Sondheim' on HBO
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 8 - 14, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES The Independents Former MTV host...
  • Susan Boyle diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome

    Susan Boyle diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome
    Susan Boyle has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, the Scottish singer said in an interview with the U.K. newspaper The Observer. A developmental disorder on the milder end of the autism spectrum, Asperger's syndrome affects social interaction and...