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
  • 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......
  • 'The Sing Off' capitalizes on 'Glee' popularity

     
    When I saw the commercials for The Sing Off on NBC, I immediately thought that it was the reality TV version of Glee. It might be, but it's still pretty fun. Eight groups from around the country (including one from......
  • '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...
  • In Britain, a 'Killing' for Christmas

     
    Since The X-Factor started in Britain in 2005, it's been a given that the winner's debut single goes to No. 1.This year, some folks decided to subvert the system and mounted a campaign to push Rage Against the Machine's "Killing......
  • '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......
  • Simon Cowell confirms he's leaving 'American Idol'

     
    Say it isn't so! I thought that all of the rumors about this season of American Idol being Simon Cowell's last was all posturing, him trying to get more money or something.But it appears not. His show The X-Factor will......
  • 'American Idol': And so it begins ... without Paula

     
    I can't believe it, but I'm really sad about starting this season of American Idol without Paula Abdul. Even sadder given the news that Simon Cowell's out after this year. Are we going to tune in for Randy Jackson? I......
  • 'American Idol' heads to Orlando

     
    Tonight's guest judge for this round of American Idol is Kristin Chenoweth. She is tiny. Sorry, that's not really relevant, but it's true.Theo Glinton is the first contestant of the day, and he's going to be bad. He has pieces......
  • 'American Idol' season 8 premieres

     
    Surely by now, you've heard all about all the changes afoot on this season of American Idol, the eighth. Among them, there is a new judge, Kara DioGuardi, there will be fewer audition shows (thank goodness -- my discomfort with......
  • Kansas City, here 'American Idol' comes

     
    Before I get started with the coverage of tonight's American Idol, how about a little Wednesday-evening quarterbacking on last night's show?The big buzz today seemed to be all about Ryan Seacrest trying to high-five blind contestant Scott Macintyre....
  • 'American Idol': L.A., baby

     
    The guest judge for the Los Angeles round of American Idol is Avril Lavigne. Really?Neil Goldstein is the first auditioner of the night. He says he's a big geek, he has hair that should be legendary, he keeps making a......
  • 'American Idol' visits New York, San Juan

     
    American Idol was searching for talent in San Juan, Puerto Rico and New York City. Surely the judges were going to discover a good amount of gems. The two-city special featured a fare share of duds.Enter Adeola Adegoke, 19, a......