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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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  • 'Dancing With the Stars': Week 2 results

     
    It's the first results show on this season of Dancing With the Stars -- and the first one with a dance-off!But first, it's Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, along with a swinging performance by some of the pros.Samantha Harris interviews Steve-O......
  • 'American Idol' results: Top 9 revealed

     
    I thought American Idol was on at 9, 8 central. But NO. It started at 8 Eastern time, so I had to make a mad dash (well, drive) home from work, since I had promised Sarah I would recap the......
  • 'American Idol': Top 9 perform

     
    On tonight's American Idol, it's an open kind of theme: The Top 9 can pick any song as long as it's a popular download on iTunes. Hmmm ... interesting. Now we'll see what they're really made of! Or something.Anoop Desai......
  • 'American Idol' results: Top 8 revealed

     
    Tonight's American Idol opens with host Ryan Seacrest telling us that 36 million votes were cast. Craziness. In addition, we learn that Lady GaGa and David Cook will be singing, albeit not together. (But isn't that a disturbing thought?)There's banter.......
  • 'American Idol': Top 8 perform songs from their birth year

     
    Tonight's American Idol will have the Top 8 singing songs from the year they were born. This pretty much makes it '80s night, except for Allison Iraheta, who was born in 1992. Last week's theme was similarly wide open, and......
  • 'American Idol': Top 7 revealed

     
    On tonight's American Idol, we'll learn who the Top 7 are -- and whether the show is going to apologize to Adam Lambert for officially being over before he even got to perform. (I'm playing a little catch-up after celebrating......
  • You have to see this: surprising audition on 'Britain's Got Talent'

     
    I'd seen this posted in a few places, but always when I was without headphones. But just now I finally got a chance to check out this audition video from Britain's Got Talent. You know how it is: Frumpy lady......
  • 'American Idol': Top 7 perform songs from the movies

     
    Tonight's theme on American Idol is songs from the movies, which explains why Quentin Tarantino is there. He's apparently a superfan, and he even gets to join the Top 7 on stage for the uber-dramatic intro today.Before the singing, Simon......
  • 'American Idol': It's disco week

     
    Uh, for some reason WBFF is showing King of Queens instead of American Idol. That's kind of weird, no?Thankfully, I'm in Howard County, so five minutes in, I flip over to the D.C. affiliate just in time to see host......
  • 'American Idol': Top 5 take on the Rat Pack

     
    The surprise mentor for this week's American Idol -- with the Rat Pack theme -- is Jamie Foxx. He talks to the Top 5 about how the singers of that era were communicating a lifestyle, not just a song.Kris Allen......
  • 'American Idol': Top 4 rock

     
    On tonight's American Idol, the four finalists are going to rock. Well, they're going to try, with help from mentor Slash.First off, host Ryan Seacrest says it's been a dramatic day. There was an accident on set (sounds like everyone......
  • 'American Idol' finale: And the winner is ...

     
    So who's it going to be? Kris Allen? Adam Lambert? One of these two is going to win American Idol tonight. Well, eventually.Host Ryan Seacrest tells us that nearly 100 million votes were cast last night and that for the season,......