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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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  • Simon Cowell egged during show; egg thrower explains why she did

    Simon Cowell egged during show; egg thrower explains why she did
    Simon Cowell egged — it's something we're supposing any number of "American Idol" and "Britain's Got Talent" wannabes have wanted to see for years now. And on Saturday night, during the "BGT" finale, it happened. During a performance by an...
  • Simon Cowell baby drama has the rumor mill working overtime

    Simon Cowell baby drama has the rumor mill working overtime
    The Simon Cowell baby drama is in full swing, and we haven't had this much fun with rampant rumors since Tiger Woods was grabbing the headlines — and not for golf. Cowell, of course, has allegedly impregnated New York socialite Lauren Silverman,...
  • Simon Cowell says he's proud to have a baby on the way

    Simon Cowell says he's proud to have a baby on the way
    Looks as if Simon Cowell is putting the "pro" in "procreation." The 53-year-old father-to-be — he knocked up Lauren Silverman, a friend's wife, who allegedly was not separated from her hubby at the time of the knocking — is putting a...
  • 'True Blood' star Rutina Wesley files for divorce

    'True Blood' star Rutina Wesley files for divorce
    Rutina Wesley of "True Blood" has filed for divorce from her husband of eight years. Wesley, 34, plays feisty vampire Tara Thornton in the campy HBO series, which wrapped its sixth season on Sunday. The actress filed for the split from actor Jacob...
  • David Cassidy arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in New York

    David Cassidy arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in New York
    David Cassidy, onetime teen dream and "The Partridge Family" star, was arrested Wednesday morning just after midnight in upstate New York on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Cassidy, 63, was initially pulled over for driving with his high beams...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Sons of Anarchy' on FX

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Sons of Anarchy' on FX
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 8 - 14, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Earthflight, A Nature Special...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'The X-Factor' on Fox

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'The X-Factor' on Fox
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 8 - 14, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES The X Factor Simon Cowell's talent...
  • 'X Factor' ratings slide: Where Simon Cowell went wrong

    'X Factor' ratings slide: Where Simon Cowell went wrong
    The ratings are in, and it's time to ask: What went wrong with "X Factor"?  Season 3 of Simon Cowell's singing show got a jump-start on the fall season Wednesday night, but the numbers were pretty close to a disaster. An average of 6.2 million viewers...
  • TV ratings: 'X Factor' numbers rise from low premiere

    TV ratings: 'X Factor' numbers rise from low premiere
    Thursday night's episode of Fox's singing competition "The X Factor" got a bit of an uptick from its low premiere, which aired the previous night.  According to early numbers from Nielsen, the Simon Cowell show drew an average of 6.8 million viewers, an...
  • TV ratings: 'X Factor' premiere falls from last year

    TV ratings: 'X Factor' premiere falls from last year
    Fox's singing contest "The X Factor" was back Wednesday for its third season, with Simon Cowell joined by returning judge Demi Lovato and two newcomers, Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland and Latin pop artist Paulina Rubio. The series returned with a one-...
  • TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' finale rises; 'Survivor' falls

    TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' finale rises; 'Survivor' falls
    As "America's Got Talent" crowned the winner of its eighth season Wednesday night, the series danced its way to a slight ratings boost over last year, according to early numbers from Nielsen. "Talent" brought in an average of 11.3-million viewers, up 7%...