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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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  • 'The Voice' recap: It's back, and bigger than ever

    'The Voice' recap: It's back, and bigger than ever
    By now, we all know the drill.
  • Could Stacy Keibler be next host of 'The X Factor'?

    Could Stacy Keibler be next host of 'The X Factor'?
    Stacy Keibler is one of a handful of stars rumored to be on the short list to become the next host of"The X Factor." According to Entertainment Weekly, the Baltimore native who's profile has soared since dating A-lister George Clooney, is one of five...

    'American Idol' recap, Boys night in Hollywood

    'American Idol' recap, Boys night in Hollywood
    Finally after enduring weeks of drama, fighting and little talent during the audition rounds, tonight we got to endure more drama, fighting and little talent all the way in Hollywood. Where is Simon Cowell when you need him? Things were mixed up and...

    'American Idol' recap, The good, bad and bizarre

    'American Idol' recap, The good, bad and bizarre
    Tonight, "American Idol" arrived in Oklahoma City, the home of our very own Carrie Underwood. Surely after last night's show and being in a town that produced the likes of the country superstar, this town must be bustling with talent. Right? Not so much....

    'American Idol' recap, Country stars (and total bombs) in Charlotte

    'American Idol' recap, Country stars (and total bombs) in Charlotte
    We're in Charlotte, and if you weren't a country music fan before tonight, chances are you just might be buying your first country CD in the morning. Recapping tonight's show was a bit challenging. We may have heard all of 10 auditions that really had...