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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?

THE BRITS
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
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VIDEO: Jennifer Aniston Gives Away $30000 on Oprah's Big Give
Us Magazine - New York, NY, USA - As Usmagazine.com 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
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Simon Cowell's Discoveries
Oprah.com - 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
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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
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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
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Only three more Idol series for Cowell
RTE.ie - 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
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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
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Simon to Ryan: I'm the American Idol, Bee-yotch!
TMZ.com - 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 promises to buy Toronto contestant dog after 'America's Got Talent' audition
Globalnews.ca
READ MORE: America's Got Talent' producer, NBCU sued for wrongful death of woman in wheelchair. America's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell told Li “If you do well, I'm going to buy you a dog. We'll choose one together.” For his audition, Li chose to sing ...

From the Grapevine

This Israeli's 'America's Got Talent' audition even made Simon Cowell laugh
From the Grapevine
Before we get started, take a few minutes and watch the video above. You'll thank us. It's an audition from last night's episode of "America's Got Talent." In it, Israeli mentalist Lioz Shem Tov performed what some people are calling the funniest ...

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas singer survives Simon Cowell's challenge on 'AGT'
Las Vegas Review-Journal
The 25-year-old co-star of “The Cocktail Cabaret” at Cleopatra's Barge at Caesars Palace took the stage planning to impress the judges, especially Simon Cowell, with his own original song. “Simon, being the music guy he is, I want to impress him, not ...

The Sun

Robbie Williams confirms he has held talks with Simon Cowell over X-Factor gig and says he would 'love' to be a judge
The Sun
ROBBIE Williams says he would “love” to be a judge on X Factor – as he edges towards signing a deal. The singer, 44, confirmed talks with the show's boss Simon Cowell, 58, plus his wife Ayda Field, 39. Robbie Williams has said he would love to bag an ...

CNBC

Simon Cowell hasn't used his mobile phone for 10 months, says it's 'so good for my mental health'
CNBC
Television producer and reality TV show judge Simon Cowell hasn't used his mobile phone in almost a year — and he told a U.K.-based publication that it's "absolutely made me happier." In an interview with the Daily Mail, Cowell — known for his work ...
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