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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...
  • Simon Cowell: With Alex & Sierra and Jeff Gutt, 'X Factor' is getting it right

     
    Something happened on "The X Factor" a few weeks ago: the show suddenly started getting the word-of-mouth chatter usually reserved for buzzier shows like "The Voice" or "American Idol." Simon Cowell discusses what caused the change in the competition....
  • 'One Direction: This Is Us'

    It's probably not a surprise that this documentary about the popular boy band is a favorable profile, but the surprise is in who made it: Morgan Spurlock, who showed a knack for exposes with "Super Size Me" and continues to in his CNN series "Inside Man."...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'X Factor's' Simon Cowell calls female judges 'witches,' needs to dial it back

     
    Simon Cowell has always been that prickly British judge that everyone loves. But on "The X Factor" this week, he showed some flashes of that ugly Simon that rears its head every once in awhile and we did not appreciate it....
  • '50 Shades' of what we've seen before?

    "Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life," wrote English poet William Congreve. ALTHOUGH, the outcry is not nearly as obstreperous as it has been in the matter of Ben Affleck as Batman, fans of the novel "50 Shades of Grey" aren't jumping with...
  • Rosamund Pike Set to Voice 'Thunderbirds Are Go!'

    Rosamund Pike is set to voice Lady Penelope in the re-invention of the popular kids TV series "Thunderbirds Are Go!" Pike, who will also star in David Fincher's adaptation of bestselling tome "Gone Girl," will join a slew of thesps cast in the iconic...
  • 'The X Factor' looks for a jolt with format switch

    'The X Factor' looks for a jolt with format switch
    “The X Factor” has been off to a rocky start this season.   The fledgling competition has yet to deliver on the hype creator Simon Cowell lobbed upon the media before the show premiered in 2011. Unlike “American Idol,” Cowell&...
  • 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...
  • Simon Cowell looking to sell Beverly Hills home

    Simon Cowell looking to sell Beverly Hills home
    Simon Cowell is quietly looking for a buyer for his Beverly Hills trophy house, marketing it outside the Multiple Listing Service. Cowell, who paid $15.5 million for the gated estate, is asking $20 million, according to local real estate agents. He...