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Simon Cowell was born in Lambeth, London and brought up in Elstree, Hertfordshire. He is the son of Julie Cowell (née Josie Dalglish), a ballet dancer, and Eric Selig Phillip Cowell, a music industry executive. Simon started his career in the music industry working in the mailroom at EMI Music Publishing. He worked as a record producer, talent scout and consultant within the music industry before becoming a judge on the hit British TV show Pop Idol and its U.S. counterpart, American Idol. Cowell's scathing comments were famous during his 10 seasons as a judge on American Idol.  See full bio on IMDb »

Nigel Lythgoe Gives Props to Katy Perry, What Hits Has Simon Had?

Nigel Lythgoe
Props to Katy, Luke and Lionel What Hits Has Simon Had?

Nigel Lythgoe took a fun shot at Simon Cowell ... the same Simon who went after the "American Idol" reboot. We got the longtime EP of the OG "Idol" Friday on his way to E Baldi in… READ MORE >

Simon Cowell & GF Lauren Silverman Hit Up Lemonade Stand

Simon Cowell
When Life Gives You Lemons...

Dream scenario for a bunch of kids pouring cups of lemonade ... Simon Cowell rolling up in his Bronco with a bunch of dough! Simon and girlfriend Lauren Silverman stopped at the makeshift stand… READ MORE >

- 31 days ago
Simon Cowell's PRETTYMUCH Debuts New Single, One Direction 2.0?

Simon Cowell
One Direction 2.0? PRETTYMUCH Drops Music Vid

Simon Cowell's a boy band magician ... the question, does he have lightning in a bottle yet again? PRETTYMUCH dropped the official music video for its debut single, "Would You Mind" ... it's… READ MORE >

- 35 days ago
Mel B Storms Off 'AGT' After Simon Cowell's Insult

Mel B
Storms Off 'AGT' After Simon Cowell's Insult

Mel B hurled a cup of water at fellow 'AGT' judge Simon Cowell and then stormed off the set in the middle of a live show, after he made a reference to a very sensitive subject ... her… READ MORE >

- 59 days ago
Simon Cowell Producing Charity Single for London Tower Fire

Simon Cowell
Producing Charity Single ... For London Tower Fire Victims

For Simon Cowell, the devastating London tower fire struck too close to home, and it's motivated him to to do something to help the victims. The music mogul announced he will produce a track… READ MORE >

- 127 days ago
Simon Cowell's Pretty Much Displaying Boy Band Moves and Voices (VIDEOS + PHOTOS)

Pretty Much
Simon's New Boy Band All Tuned Up and Stage-Ready

We found video and photos of Simon Cowell's latest creation, Pretty Much, and it shows they could be headed the same direction as some of Simon's other super successful groups.  The 5 guys… READ MORE >

- 161 days ago
Simon Cowell with His New Boy Band 'Pretty Much' ... The First Pics (PHOTO GALLERY)

Simon Cowell
New Boy Band Uncovered ... Pretty Much!

Simon Cowell is up to his old tricks with all new talent -- after doing some digging and putting together a few puzzle pieces ... we're certain you're looking at the first shots of his next group… READ MORE >

- 161 days ago
Mel B Says Simon Cowell Convinced Her to Leave Stephen Belafonte

Mel B
Simon Cowell Convinced Me to Leave Belafonte

Mel B needed a push to leave Stephen Belafonte for good, and she got it from fellow 'AGT' judge Simon Cowell. Sources connected to Mel tell TMZ about the time Mel moved out of the family home… READ MORE >

- 194 days ago
'America's Got Talent' Top 3 Host Contenders Includes Marlon Wayans

'America's Got Talent'
Marlon Wayans Among Top 3 Host Replacements

Simon Cowell has whittled down his pick for a new host on "America's Got Talent" to just 3 guys -- one of whom is Marlon Wayans ... TMZ has learned. Production sources tell us 'AGT' brass is… READ MORE >

- 230 days ago
'AGT' Winner -- 'I Don't Know My Name' ... But I Know I Got Sweet Bonuses

'AGT' Winner
'I Don't Know My Name' ... But I Know I Got Sweet Bonuses

Grace VanderWaal didn't just get $1 million for winning "America's Got Talent" ... she also nailed down an extra $100 grand, and a slew of possible bonuses. The 12-year-old 'AGT' winner from this… READ MORE >

- 362 days ago
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