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Simon Cowell

Simon Phillip Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is an English A&R executive, television producer, entrepreneur, and television personality. He is known in the United Kingdom and United States for his role as a talent judge on TV shows such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent and American Idol. He is also the owner of the television production and music publishing house Syco. As a judge, Cowell is known for his blunt and often controversial criticisms, insults and wisecracks about contestants and their abilities. He is also known for combining activities in both the television and music industries, having promoted singles and records for various artists, including television personalities. He was most recently featured on the sixth series of Britain's Got Talent and the first season of The X Factor USA. In 2010, the British magazine New Statesman listed Cowell at number 41 in a list of "The World's 50 Most Influential Figures 2010". Cowell was born in Lambeth, London and brought up in Elstree, Hertfordshire. His mother, Julie Brett (née Josie Dalglish), is a former ballet dancer and socialite, and his father, Eric Selig Phillip Cowell (1918–1999), was an estate agent

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Simon Cowell -- Sued Over 'America's Got Talent' Low Wire Act

Simon Cowell
Sued Over 'America's Got Talent' Low Wire Act

Simon Cowell is being sued for millions by a woman who has no talent when it comes to clearing wires. D'Arcy Gurr was at a taping of "America's Got Talent" back in April when she tripped and fell… READ MORE >

Simon Cowell -- My Security Was Asleep at the Wheel ... When Burglars Struck

Simon Cowell
Security Asleep at the Wheel ... When Burglars Struck

Simon Cowell's in the market for new dogs, and maybe a bodyguard too ... after burglars busted into his mansion while he slept. Simon spoke for the first time about the Friday break-in and said… READ MORE >

- 68 days ago
Simon Cowell's Mansion Hit by Burglars While He's Home

Simon Cowell
Mansion Hit by Burglars ... WHILE HE'S HOME!!

Simon Cowell was home with gf Lauren Silverman and their son Eric when burglars broke into their London mansion and made off with a bunch of cash and jewelry. The break-in went down early Friday… READ MORE >

- 70 days ago
Simon Cowell -- I Party Like a 'Beverly Hills Housewife!'

Simon Cowell
I Can Still Party ... Like a Bev Hills Housewife!

Simon Cowell celebrated his 56th birthday with Ryan Seacrest, his GF ... and a 'Real Housewife.' We're told Cowell's baby mama Lauren Silverman set up everything for the… READ MORE >

- 124 days ago
Simon Cowell & Lauren Silverman Present: How To Stop Your Man From Smoking

Simon Cowell & Lauren Silverman Present:
How To Stop Your Man From Smoking

See Simon Cowell sneak out for a cigarette in London on Wednesday night. See girlfriend Lauren Silverman hot on his trail. See the face of a man caught. Smile, Simon! Smile like nothing's out of… READ MORE >

- 254 days ago
'American Idol' Cancelled -- Former King of Reality Shows Hanging It Up in 2016

R.I.P.
'American Idol'

"American Idol" -- once the king of all reality shows and the godfather of shows like "The Voice" and "The X Factor" -- will be sent off to pasture in 2016. It was 15 seasons old.  "Idol"… READ MORE >

- 278 days ago
Simon Cowell -- Zayn Who??? One Direction's Better Than Ever

Simon Cowell
Zayn Who??? One Direction's Better Than Ever

Maybe Zayn Malik should've left One Direction long ago ... is what you might think after hearing the group's producer Simon Cowell gush about the new foursome. Simon's been mum about Zayn's… READ MORE >

- 302 days ago
Simon Cowell -- Come to Daddy

Simon Cowell
Come to Daddy

Simon Cowell and baby mama Lauren Silverman left Nobu in London last night ... with Lauren firmly planted on Simon's lap. Sitting next to Paula Abdul was never this much fun. READ MORE >

- 684 days ago
Simon Cowell Warns Paparazzi -- My Dogs Will F U Up!

Simon Cowell
Warns Paparazzi My Pups Will F U Up

Simon Cowell is drawing a line in the sand ... paparazzi who want a piece of him will have to answer to his bitches.Cowell's Yorkies -- Squiddly and Diddly -- aren't taking crap from the photogs… READ MORE >

- 713 days ago
'Dog Whisperer' Cesar Millan -- Simon Cowell Needs to Teach His Bitch Some Respect

'Dog Whisperer'
Simon Cowell Needs to Teach His Bitch Some Respect

"Dog Whisperer" Cesar Millan says Simon Cowell's dog got WAY too close to his baby on the beach this week -- and he better get his bitch in line ... or the baby could be in danger.We posted the… READ MORE >

- 715 days ago

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