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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

Top Simon Cowell Articles

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  • 'American Idol': Ellen DeGeneres makes her debut

     
    It's Hollywood Week on American Idol, and a few things are happening. First, the 181 finalists will be trimmed down to 12 guys and 12 girls. Second, new judge Ellen DeGeneres is finally making her debut.In the Kodak Theater, the......
  • 'American Idol' recap: Top 12 men perform live

     
    Tonight, American Idol host Ryan Seacrest says, the Top 12 men are going to provide us with "another night of incredible performances." Incredibly good would be a nice switch from last night's underwhelming offerings. Let's just get to said performances,....
  • 'American Idol' results: Who goes home?

     
    As American Idol opens, we learn that 24 million votes were cast and we're reminded that four people are going home.Ryan Seacrest asks Simon Cowell about "the buzz of the nation" that Simon was harsher than usual this week. Um,......
  • 'American Idol' recap: Top 10 men perform

     
    This week, the guys get to go first on American Idol. I thought this was a given, since the women went first last week. However, host Ryan Seacrest says this is a change of plans, that actually, the women were......
  • 'American Idol' recap: Top 8 women perform

     
    American Idol gets off to a weird start, with Ellen DeGeneres sitting in Simon Cowell's lap and whispering in his ear. Oh, whatever, the important thing as far as I'm concerned is that the show is only an hour! Since......
  • 'American Idol' recap: Top 8 men perform

     
    On tonight's American Idol, I'm hoping to hear much less about what kind of artists these people are going to be and more good singing. (But seriously, if they wanted people who already knew what kind artists they were, then......
  • 'American Idol': Top 12 perform

     
    The Top 12 finally hit the stage for the American Idol finals. Their task tonight is to take on the songs of the Rolling Stones.Kids ... DO NOT MESS THIS UP.Michael Lynche is up first. Tonight's intro segments go back......
  • 'American Idol' recap: Top 11 perform

     
    Tonight, the Top 11 take on Billboard No. 1 hits. I heard on the radio that it was supposed to be teen idol week (which would explain mentor Miley Cyrus), but then they expanded it. I don't have a source......
  • 'American Idol': Top 10 perform

     
    On tonight's American Idol, the Top 10 are mentored by Usher, and he straight-up tells them that he is going to be honest with them and might hurt their feelings a little to try to push them.Siobhan Magnus says she......
  • 'American Idol' results: Top 9 revealed

     
    OK, y'all, I know American Idol is the king of product placement. But tonight's results show begins with a mashup between recapping last night's show and a giant commercial for the new film Clash of the Titans. It's unreal. But......
  • 'American Idol' recap: Top 9 perform

     
    Tonight, the Top 9 perform on American Idol, taking on the Lennon-McCartney song book. Again, I say: Don't screw this up, kids. Crystal Bowersox gets it right when she says it's a privilege to get to sing these songs. Randy......
  • 'American Idol' results: Idol Gives Back night

     
    In case you missed the 4,000 promos last night, tonight's American Idol is all about Idol Gives Back. So that means lots of guest performers, lots of fund-raising and lots of hard looks at hard situations that children in the......