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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': Top 3 perform

     
    It's top three time on tonight's American Idol. And that means three songs apiece, too, as each contestant will sing a judge's choice, a producers' choice and their own choice song. (Random celeb sighting: It's Lloyd -- aka Rex Lee......
  • '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': David vs. David face off in the finals

     
    Tonight's American Idol kicks off with the 'Let's Get Ready to Rumble' guy introducing David Cook and David Archuleta like they are boxers, complete with silk robes. So which one of these Davids will take the Idol title?Depends on how......
  • Press Tour: In Which the Critic Named Gay Arrives

     
    I'm here! In Beverly Hills, California (movie stars...cement ponds...) Damn, I MADE it. The press tour. The one that everyone keeps predicting will end after this week - you know, because newspapers keep firing TV critics. A pox on......
  • The reality of 'High School Musical: Get in the Picture'

     
    Guest blogger Lindsay Diokno's thoughts on the new High School Musical: Get in the Picture:Having never watched anything remotely related to High School Musical before last night, I'm not sure what I should have expected, but what I saw wasn't......
  • Shark Bites Seacrest; Shark OK

     
    Old news for fans of Ryan Seacrest's ayem national radio show, but everyone else will be appalled, or delighted, to learn that Ry was attacked by a shark over the weekend. (Details provided by Us Mag, and linked by......
  • American Idol: New judge this season

     
    Move over that 'mysterious' beverage Paula Abdul. You'll have a little less time to say one less 'dog' Randy Jackson. And Simon Cowell, well I doubt he's really going to change much this coming season of American Idol when a......
  • "American Idol": Simon gets final say

     
    Paula Abdul, bless her, continues to make life interesting around "American Idol." She told the audience of some radio show she was on yesterday that SiCo will cast the deciding vote in the event of a tie next season. This......
  • 'American Idol': Lakisha Jones weds

     
    LaKisha Jones, the American Idol alumna who used to live in Maryland, was married in Los Angeles on Sunday, according to the Associated Press. The fourth-placed contestant in Season 6 of Idol married financial adviser Larry Davis at the Beverly Wilshire...
  • Paula Abdul. Leaving. "American Idol." (Crazy.)

     
    I am writing a post at this moment about Paula Abdul of the "American Idol" show because I've learned the easy way that if you put the words "Paula," "Abdul," "leaving," "American," "Idol," "Simon," "crazy," "drugs," "sex," "Britney," "Spears,"......
  • 'American Idol' coming back with a couple 'tweaks'

     
    American Idol will be back in just a couple of weeks with a new judge and a couple of tweaks to the formatting. (The new season premieres Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 13 and 14 at 8/7c)As I've already reported, songwriter Kara DioGuardi......
  • '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,......