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Simon Cowell

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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 »

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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 >

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 >

- 100 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 >

- 100 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 >

- 133 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 >

- 169 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 >

- 301 days ago
Simon Cowell -- No Marriage Talk in Front of My Baby Mama, Please!!! (VIDEO)

Simon Cowell
No Marriage Talk In Front of My Baby Mama!!

Simon Cowell got put on blast when a paparazzo dared to bring up the "M" word while Simon's girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, was feet away -- and you gotta see the ex-'Idol' judge's reaction.… READ MORE >

- 500 days ago
'American Idol' Series Finale -- Hung, Dunkleman Returning!!

'American Idol' Series Finale
Hung, Dunkleman Returning!!

Two people responsible for putting "American Idol" on the map are definitely returning for the final shows, and we don't mean Kelly Clarkson and Simon Cowell. Yes, they'll be there too ... but… READ MORE >

- 503 days ago
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 >

- 614 days ago
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 >

- 623 days ago
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