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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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  • 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...
  • 'The X-Factor' recap: Can the second episode outdo the premiere?

    'The X-Factor' recap: Can the second episode outdo the premiere?
    THE SKINNY: Have we been had? "The X-Factor" followed up a seriously stellar debut with a two-hour mess of talentless singers and worse. The supporters of the first episode should be worried. Was Thursday night the real "X-Factor" or just a momentary bump...
  • Review: Chris Brown at 1st Mariner Arena Sept. 28

    Review: Chris Brown at 1st Mariner Arena Sept. 28
    Chris Brown performed Wednesday night at 1st Mariner Arena as part of his F.A.M.E. tour. Frequent Midnight Sun contributor Jeremy Trucker has this review: Before seeing Wednesday night’s F.A.M.E. tour at 1st Mariner Arena, I wasn’t...
  • 'The X-Factor' recap: Praise a higher power, it's the last night of auditions

    'The X-Factor' recap: Praise a higher power, it's the last night of auditions
    [Ed. note: No running diary this time. I was judging a Battle of the Bands for WPOC in Hanover aka doing my best Simon Cowell impression, so I didn't get home until 8:40 p.m. I watched a DVR-ed version. The obvious good news of the night is the auditiions...
  • Jackson Blue's Z104.3 Heat Meter

    Jackson Blue's Z104.3 Heat Meter
    Which songs are you dying to hear — and which are played out?¬† Z104.3’s Jackson Blue weighs in with his handy Heat Meter. Gettin’ hot: “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.),” Katy Perry This week it became Katy’s fifth No. 1...
  • Paige Elizabeth: Someone for Baltimore to cheer on 'The X Factor'

    Paige Elizabeth: Someone for Baltimore to cheer on 'The X Factor'
    Paige Elizabeth, an 18-year-old day-care worker from Perry Hall, is getting a crash course in the power of television and instant fame. Two weeks ago, a brief clip of her audition singing Lady Gaga’s “You & I” aired on Simon Cowell&...
  • Why you should be watching 'The Voice'

    Why you should be watching 'The Voice'
    We'd rather not think about the Super Bowl. But after the Vince Lombardi Trophy is presented to Sunday's winner comes a championship contest we can really get behind: the premiere of the second season of "The Voice" on NBC. A different kind of talent...
  • Two Maryland performers make the final 12 on Fox's 'The X Factor'

    Two Maryland performers make the final 12 on Fox's 'The X Factor'
    Two area Maryland performers made it to the final 12 on Simon Cowell's talent competition "The X Factor." They are 18-year-old Paige Elizabeth, of Perry Hall, and 20-year-old Marcus Canty, of Bowie. Read a Sun interview I did with Elizabeth two weeks...
  • From Sun Magazine: Behind the scenes with 'Modern Family,' the sitcom's new savior

    From Sun Magazine: Behind the scenes with 'Modern Family,' the sitcom's new savior
    Jason Winer was directing Julie Bowen on first episode of "Modern Family" when inspiration struck. "In the initial draft, Julie's character was described as mildly controlling and neurotic," Winer says of the suburban sitcom mom. "But what she didn't...
  • 'American Idol': Top 9 perform

     
    On tonight's American Idol, it's an open kind of theme: The Top 9 can pick any song as long as it's a popular download on iTunes. Hmmm ... interesting. Now we'll see what they're really made of! Or something.Anoop Desai......
  • 'American Idol' results: Top 8 revealed

     
    Tonight's American Idol opens with host Ryan Seacrest telling us that 36 million votes were cast. Craziness. In addition, we learn that Lady GaGa and David Cook will be singing, albeit not together. (But isn't that a disturbing thought?)There's banter.......
  • 'American Idol': Top 8 perform songs from their birth year

     
    Tonight's American Idol will have the Top 8 singing songs from the year they were born. This pretty much makes it '80s night, except for Allison Iraheta, who was born in 1992. Last week's theme was similarly wide open, and......