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Simon Cowell Simon Cowell has his fingers in a seemingly endless stream of pots filled with gold. In addition to playing bad cop judge on American Idol he continues to work as an A&R rep for Sony BMG in the UK, and is an executive producer of American Inventor, Celebrity Duets, and Americas Got Talent in the US. In the UK he produces and judges on The X Factor, and he was the brains behind and executive producer of Grease is the Word the search to find the next stars of the musical Grease. He also put together the international best selling recording group Il Divo (three opera singers and a pop star) as well as a little kid version of the same called Angelis.
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