RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

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

Displaying items 25-36
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'American Idol' recap: Last auditions before Hollywood week

     
    Tonight is the last set of auditions before Hollywood Week on American Idol. Whew! I'm ready for that, aren't you? This hasn't been the most interesting set of auditions I've ever seen. That might be because they've "saved the best......
  • '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......