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Simon Cowell
Name : Simon Cowell
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Date of Birth : 1959-10-07
Place of Birth : London
Country Of Nationality : England,  United Kingdom
TNN Categories : Celebrity,Musician,Reality TV Stars,TV Personalities
Brief Bio : Simon Cowell is an English artist-and-repertoire ("A&R") executive and television personality/producer, best known as a judge on such TV shows as Pop Idol, The X Factor, American Idol and Britain's Got... - More...
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'American Idol' vs. 'So You Think You Can Dance' judges
New York Daily News - New York, NY, USA - Reality competitions are only as good as the judges who preside over them. The "American Idol" panel, the gold standard of the genre, proves that the right combination of critiques can add professional insight, comic relief or a verbal jab (much to the delight of the audience). So how do the folks of Fox's summer series "So You Think You Can Dance" measure up to the "Idol" ideal?

Simon Cowell vs. Nigel Lythgoe

Similarities:  Snarky Simon is known as tough but fair, and contestants respect him because of his experience in the music industry. Likewise, Nasty Nigel has tremendous experience in
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Celebrities : Mary Murphy, Simon Cowell, Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul
Categories : So You Think You Can Dance, American Idol, Celebrity News
Posted 6/18/2008 04:06:53 AM | Permalink
VIDEO: Jennifer Aniston Gives Away $30000 on Oprah's Big Give
Us Magazine - New York, NY, USA - As first reported, Jennifer Aniston surprised contestants when she appeared on Sunday's season finale of Oprah's Big Give.

After thanking each of the seven contestants for their work and awarding them their cash gifts of $10,000, she caused mouths to drop even more when she declared, "That just felt too good. I personally would like to triple it. So we're going to go $30,000. Guys, thank you for doing this and inspiring everybody." (Winner Stephen Paletta took home the $1 million prize for completing a giveaway challenge with zero funds. He will keep half the money and donate the rest
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Celebrities : Drew Barrymore, Simon Cowell, Jennifer Aniston
Categories : Celebrity Causes, Celebrity News
Posted 4/21/2008 12:04:25 AM | Permalink
Simon Cowell's Discoveries - Chicago, IL, USA -  In its seventh season, American Idol is still an unstoppable phenomenon with 27 million viewers each week. Judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson say this year's contestants are the most talented yet.

Simon—who also produces America's Got Talent and hosts The X Factor, a British talent competition—says he never thought American Idol would last seven days, let alone seven seasons. "I think we get lucky every year," he says. "I never take anything for granted. We try and make the show better every year."

Contrary to what some past and present contestants may think, Simon says he never intends for
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Celebrities : Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul
Categories : America's Got Talent
Posted 3/17/2008 12:03:30 AM | Permalink
Home > News > David Cook in top 11 on 'Idol'
Blue Springs Examiner - MO, USA - David Cook is safe for one more week.

The Blue Springs South High School graduate advanced to the next round of "American Idol" Wednesday after delivering a rocker version of Beatles hit "Eleanor Rigby" Tuesday.

His rendition of the song drew praise from all three judges, including the brutally honest Simon Cowell.

Cowell told a jubilant Cook, his performance was "brilliant."

"If this remains a talent competition rather than a popularity contest, you could win the whole thing," Cowell said to a noticably pleased Cook.

This is the second consecutive week Cowell has praised Cook. Last week, after Cook rocked out to "Hello" by Lionel
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Celebrities : David Cook, Simon Cowell
Categories : Entertainment news, American Idol, Celebrity Appearances, Celebrity News
Posted 3/13/2008 12:03:00 PM | Permalink
American Idol Shake Up: Ryan Seacrest & Simon Cowell?
National Ledger - Apache Junction, AZ, USA - Ryan Seacrest is the hardest working man in show business.  He slams through a radio gig every single day in Los Angeles, hosts American idol and also has his hand, voice and face in many other television projects.  But has he grown tired of Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell?  Who could blame him?

But I'm thinking no.  But the host may be looking to fill a void soon as a new report from OK! Magazine claims that seven years of Idol may have finally taken its toll on Simon Cowell.  Will he soon be gone in what would be
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Celebrities : Simon Cowell, Ryan Seacrest
Categories : American Idol
Posted 2/9/2008 12:02:40 AM | Permalink
Only three more Idol series for Cowell - Ireland - Simon Cowell has said he will be quitting 'American Idol' after three more seasons.

Yahoo music reports that Cowell, who has appeared in seven seasons of the show, admitted that he can't imagine being involved with the programmes after it hits its tenth year.

Cowell said: "There has to come a point when I will step down from being on camera and remain behind the scenes because you can't keep doing this for ever.

"I have three more seasons under contract with 'American Idol' and that will be it. And it will probably come at the same time (for talent show 'The X
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Celebrities : Simon Cowell
Categories : American Idol, Celebrity News
Posted 8/17/2007 12:08:02 AM | Permalink
American Idol: Ryan Seacrest Looks Forward to Being a Dad
BuddyTV - USA - American Idol host Ryan Seacrest is juggling multiple projects, including moderating the highly-rated reality competition, heading his own radio show in Los Angeles and hosting the E! network's E! News.  However, amidst his busy schedule, Seacrest has given some thought to something more personal: having children of his own.

"I think it would be tough, but I definitely look forward to a little girl and a little boy," Ryan Seacrest told In Touch Weekly in the magazine's July 23 issue.  "I want more than five but less than 10."

The 32-year-old radio and television personality and American Idol judge Simon Cowell went
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Celebrities : Simon Cowell, Ryan Seacrest
Categories : Game Show Hosts, TV Hosts, Actor News, Reality TV Stars, TV Personalities, Celebrity Causes, American Idol, Celebrity News
Posted 7/26/2007 12:07:24 AM | Permalink
Simon to Ryan: I'm the American Idol, Bee-yotch! - Glendale, CA, USA - Simon Cowell added fuel to his bitchfest with Ryan Seacrest, by claiming the more airtime he gets on "American Idol" the better the show's ratings are. Settle down, ladies!

The dueling divas took to the airwaves on Tuesday, when Simon called in to KIIS FM's "On Air with Ryan Seacrest," after news hit that Ryan jokingly said the drop in "A.I." ratings this season were all Simon's fault. Sanjaya say what?!
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Celebrities : Simon Cowell, Ryan Seacrest
Categories : American Idol
Posted 6/12/2007 01:06:19 AM | Permalink
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Simon Cowell Fails Miserably at Playing Ellen's 'Burning Questions'
Ellen DeGeneres' audience is left in stitches after Simon Cowell completely botches a hilarious game of "Burning Questions." Simon Cowell simply cannot grasp the concept of Ellen DeGeneres' "Burning Questions" -- and it's incredible. The star of ...

The Sun

X Factor scraps twists on live shows after last year's underwhelming ratings
The Sun
AS Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne and a whole heap of X Factor winners know, Simon Cowell isn't afraid to wield the axe if something's not working. Now Simon has decided to scrap all the live show twists that were introduced during last year's ...


Simon Cowell begged Nile Rodgers to do Pop Idol: 'He called me 24 hours a day'
Nile Rodgers has been dodging Simon Cowell's bids to get him to judge on his talent shows for 17 years. The begging began 17 years ago, when Simon called Nile '24 hours a day' in a bid to get him to sign up for Pop Idol. For almost 20 years, Nile ...

Cambridge, Ont. shelter dogs saved by America's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell
America's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell's C$42,000 donation to the Humane Society International (HSI) has helped save 200 dogs from a South Korean dog meat farm. 90 of them were temporarily sheltered this week at a Cambridge trucking company ...

X Factor 2018: Simon Cowell announces last minute major format change - did you notice? have contacted an ITV X Factor representative to confirm. Speaking about the format change, Simon Cowell said: “It's four this year because I just went, “What is the downside of having four rather than three?” “There's no downside. I ...

CTV News

Simon Cowell helps dogs saved from meat farm get new life in Canada
CTV News
Some of the nearly 200 dogs rescued from a meat factory in South Korea are being rehomed in Canada – thanks in part to Simon Cowell. Many of the dogs, including puppies and older dogs used for breeding, have spent their lives in metal cages, many with ...

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and Simon Cowell to make new royal drama
Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes is working with Simon Cowell's production company to develop a new royal drama. The actor and screenwriter is reported to be collaborating with Syco to produce a new series based on portraits in the Royal ...

WATCH: Simon Cowell backs Zac with £50000 donation
Hannah Oliver-Willets, Zac's mother, shared the video on social media, adding: "Thank you to Simon Cowell for doing such an amazing job at supporting our cause. I explained to Zac that Simon has helped to pay for his special medicine. Zac said 'thanks ...
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