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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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  • Friday TV Highlights: 'The Watsons Go to Birmingham' on Hallmark

    Friday TV Highlights: 'The Watsons Go to Birmingham' on Hallmark
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 15 - 21, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Last Man Standing Tim Allen's family...
  • TV ratings: 'X Factor' hits low; 'MSQ' finale rises; CBS wins

    TV ratings: 'X Factor' hits low; 'MSQ' finale rises; CBS wins
    Fox's "The X Factor" has hit a low note in the ratings.  According to early numbers from Nielsen, Simon Cowell's singing competition drew a total of just more than six million viewers and generated a rating of 1.9 in the advertiser-desired 18-49-year-...
  • Emmys 2013: NBC's 'The Voice' marks a reality triumph over 'Idol'

     Emmys 2013: NBC's 'The Voice' marks a reality triumph over 'Idol'
    NBC's "The Voice" managed to do something that "American Idol" has never accomplished, winning the Emmy for reality competition program. For producer Mark Burnett, the honor — and the separation from its reality singing contest competitor "Idol"...
  • Michelle Williams to make Broadway debut in 'Cabaret' revival?

    Michelle Williams to make Broadway debut in 'Cabaret' revival?
    Michelle Williams will make her Broadway debut as sultry nightclub singer Sally Bowles in a planned revival of "Cabaret," according to reports. The three-time Oscar nominee will star in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production opposite Alan...
  • Emmys 2013 tops Twitter rankings, followed by 'Breaking Bad'

    Emmys 2013 tops Twitter rankings, followed by 'Breaking Bad'
    If there's one thing you can count on from awards shows, it's that they will be heavily tweeted about, and Sunday night's Emmys telecast was no exception.  The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, in which "Breaking Bad," "Modern Family" and "Behind the...
  • 'The X Factor' looks for a jolt with format switch

    'The X Factor' looks for a jolt with format switch
    “The X Factor” has been off to a rocky start this season.   The fledgling competition has yet to deliver on the hype creator Simon Cowell lobbed upon the media before the show premiered in 2011. Unlike “American Idol,” Cowell&...
  • Premiere: Emblem3's summer jam, 'I Love LA'

    Premiere: Emblem3's summer jam, 'I Love LA'
    Week after week last year, Emblem3 made teenage girls swoon with sunny cover songs on the second season of the Fox competition "The X Factor." A fusion of pop, ska and hip-hop — think Sublime, only with washboard abs and none of the grit —...
  • Quiz: How well do you know Will and Kate?

    Quiz: How well do you know Will and Kate?
    Prince William and his duchess, the former Catherine Middleton, have a baby boy, born July 22, 2013. The new parents, known to the masses as Will and Kate, were given the titles Duke and Duchess of Cambridge by his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, when...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Nine for IX' on ESPN and ESPN2

     Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Nine for IX' on ESPN and ESPN2
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 28 - August 3, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Nine for IX Former basketball...
  • Enrique Iglesias sells waterfront home in Florida

    Enrique Iglesias sells waterfront home in Florida
    Singer-songwriter Enrique Iglesias has sold his waterfront home in the South Florida community of Bay Point for $6,722,500. The custom-built house of about 6,400 square feet features views of the Miami skyline, 100 feet of water frontage and a...
  • Simon Cowell looking to sell Beverly Hills home

    Simon Cowell looking to sell Beverly Hills home
    Simon Cowell is quietly looking for a buyer for his Beverly Hills trophy house, marketing it outside the Multiple Listing Service. Cowell, who paid $15.5 million for the gated estate, is asking $20 million, according to local real estate agents. He...