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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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  • Yahoo Sets Free Premiere of Weinstein Co.'s 'One Chance' Ahead of Theatrical Bow

    Yahoo will debut Weinstein Co. biopic "One Chance" for free on Sept. 30 on its video-streaming service -- a full 10 days before the movie hits theaters Oct. 10, as the studio hopes to generate coin from digital viewers in addition to specialty box office.
  • Scotland Votes to Stay in United Kingdom

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom after Thursday's referendum on independence, the BBC reported. The votes to stay in the U.K. totaled 2,001,926, while 1,617,989 Scots voted for independence. The vote equates...

    Night Shyamalan, Cuba Gooding Jr. And Donald Sutherland Among Mipcom's Talent Slate

    PARIS- Night Shyamalan, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Donald Sutherland will lead a large delegation of talent and filmmakers set to present their shows at the 30th edition of Mipcom, the international TV market hosted in Cannes. Shyamalan will present "Wayward...

    Gene Simmons Launching Reality Music Competition at Mipcom

    KISS rocker-turner-reality-star Gene Simmons will be launching a new reality music competition next month at Mipcom. Simmons has teamed up with Sierra/Engine Television on the talent competition "Coliseum," which bids bands against each other like...

    Demi Lovato works to make a difference

    Demi Lovato works to make a difference
    Demi Lovato coverage is often fixated on topics unrelated to her music: A. Why did the pop star recently unfollow ex-BFF Selena Gomez on Twitter? B. What does Lovato — who performs Monday at Amway Center in Orlando — really think of her...