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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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  • 'One Direction' Seeks No. 1 Over Labor Day As 'Butler' Stays Close With $18 Million

    Teenage girls are falling hard for One Direction's concert movie but it's the adult audiences' unwavering support of Oprah's "The Butler" that continues to impress at the U.S. box office. The White House drama should earn approximately $18 million over...
  • 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' scores Leah Remini, Simon Cowell for premiere week

     
    Leah Remini, Simon Cowell, Celine Dion and Amber Riley are among the celebrities who will be visiting "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" during its premiere week....
  • Review: 'One Direction: This Is Us' feels anonymous

    Review: 'One Direction: This Is Us' feels anonymous
    The musical group known as One Direction inspires feelings, intense feelings. Just in the last week alone, the band has been applauded and booed, honored, put down and defended. All of which seems about right for a group that has ridden to fame as a...
  • 'This Is Us' keeps it light and fun for One Direction's young fans

     'This Is Us' keeps it light and fun for One Direction's young fans
    Louis Tomlinson peered out from behind the door of a hotel suite and aimed a toy Nerf gun down a hallway full of hulking bodyguards. The 21-year-old and his four One Direction bandmates had been cooped up on the second floor of the W Los Angeles all day,...
  • Kimberly McBroom's Blog

    Kimberly McBroom's Blog
    Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend!  Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday...  We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
  • Fox announces premiere dates for its fall schedule

    Fox announces premiere dates for its fall schedule
    Fox has announced the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series. "The X Factor" will kick off the season Sept. 11 and Sept. 12 with a two-night premiere event. Judges for the talent competition show this season will be Simon Cowell, Kelly...
  • Jane Lynch, Lara Embry to divorce after three-year marriage

    Jane Lynch, Lara Embry to divorce after three-year marriage
    Jane Lynch is headed for divorce court. Lynch and wife Lara Embry, who married in Sunderland, Mass., on Memorial Day in 2010, have decided to split up, the "Glee" actress told People on Monday. "This has been a difficult decision for us as we care...
  • 'Britain's Got Talent': Jordan O'Keefe's performance goes global

    'Britain's Got Talent': Jordan O'Keefe's performance goes global
    Irish singer Jordan O'Keefe's performance on Britain's Got Talent reverberated with a global audience online, attracting more than 1 million online views since the televised semifinal competition Saturday. With the help of Attraction, a Hungarian...
  • The curious -- and totally appealing -- case of Little Mix

    The curious -- and totally appealing -- case of Little Mix
    Steve Brookstein. Joe McElderry. James Arthur. If these names mean nothing to you, we've got something in common: I didn't recognize them either, despite the fact that each belongs to a winner on the U.K. version of Simon Cowell's flagship star-making...
  • Fox reality TV exec Mike Darnell leaves a legacy

    The man considered to be the godfather of reality television is stepping down. Mike Darnell, head of alternative entertainment for Fox Broadcasting, is leaving the network after almost two decades overseeing both the good — "American Idol" —...
  • NBC News gets new president. Oscars still searching for host.

    NBC News gets new president. Oscars still searching for host.
    After the coffee. Before going out to vote for next mayor of Los Angeles. The Skinny: It's election day here so do your civic duty and remember to take nothing for granted. Tuesday's stories include a new president at NBC News, Seth MacFarlane says no...
  • What Kelly Rowland, Paulina Rubio bring to 'X Factor'

    News that Simon Cowell has tapped R&B singer Kelly Rowland and Latin superstar Paulina Rubio to join him as judges on Season 3 of “The X Factor” doesn't come as a surprise. Along with dozens of others, their names had been floated around for...