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Encyclopedia > Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell
Born October 7, 1959 (1959-10-07) (age 48)
Brighton, East Sussex, England
Occupation A&R executive and TV producer
Salary $45 million (2007)[1]
Net worth US$200 million (£112 million)[citation needed]

Simon Phillip Cowell (born October 7, 1959) 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, American Idol, The X Factor, and Britain's Got Talent. He is also the owner of the television production and music publishing house Syco. is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other places with the same name, see Brighton (disambiguation). ... East Sussex is a county in South East England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Look up million in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... GBP redirects here. ... Look up million in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, Artists and Repertoire (A&R) is the division of a record label company that is responsible for scouting and artist development. ... This article is about the British television series. ... For the current American Idol season, see American Idol (season 7). ... Britains Got Talent is a British television show on ITV (also on TV3 in Ireland). ... Simon Mary Cowell (born October 7, 1959) is an English artist and repertoire (A&R) executive for Sony BMG in the UK, but is best known as a judge on the television programs Pop Idol, The X Factor, American Idol and Britains Got Talent. ...


Cowell is notorious for his unsparingly blunt and often controversial criticisms, insults, and wisecracks about contestants and their singing abilities, or lack thereof. He is often parodied in pop culture. He is known for combining activities in the television and music industries, having promoted singles and records for various artists, including television personalities. Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ...

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Early life

Cowell was born in Brighton, East Sussex, England and brought up in Elstree, Hertfordshire.[2] His father, Eric Philip Cowell, was an estate agent developer and music industry executive, and his mother, Julie Brett (née Josie Dalglish), is a former ballet dancer and socialite.[3] Cowell's paternal grandparents, Joseph Cowell and Esther Malinsky, were English Jews,[4] and his maternal grandfather was Scottish.[5] He has three brothers; Michael, John (millionaire business development and marketing consultant), and Tony (co-author of Cowell's autobiography), and 2 half-sisters, June (who lives with her Spanish daughters in Majorca Spain), and Rebecca, (who now lives in the United States with daughter and husband), and older brother Nicholas Cowell who is now a millionaire property magnate. For other places with the same name, see Brighton (disambiguation). ... East Sussex is a county in South East England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Elstree is a small village in Hertsmere borough of Hertfordshire on the A5, north of London. ... For the similarly named county in the West Midlands region, see Herefordshire. ... Née redirects here. ... For other uses, see Ballet (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the country. ... Majorca (Spanish and Catalan: ) is the largest island of Spain. ...


Cowell attended Dover College as did his brother, but left early before sixth form. He took a few menial jobs, but did not get along well with co-workers and bosses, until his father who was executive at the recording giant at EMI Music Publishing, managed to get him a job in the mail room. // Dover College is a co-educational public school in Dover, Kent, England. ... For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ...


Professional career

His father's connections originally got him rehired as the assistant to an A&R man. From there onwards, Simon worked his way up and eventually got promoted to a music publishing[6] position but left during the early 1980s to form E&S Music with his boss at EMI, Ellis Rich, now Chairman of the Performing Right Society. The company had several hit records at one point with five singles in the UK top 40. The offices were in a converted gentleman's washroom in the NCP car park on Brewer Street in London's Soho district. Simon left by mutual agreement a few years later. In the music industry, Artists and Repertoire (A&R) is the division of a record label company that is responsible for scouting and artist development. ... A music publisher deals in the marketing and commercial exploitation of songs. ... The 1980s is the decade, spanning from 1980 to 1989, also called The Eighties. The decade saw social, economic and general upheaval as wealth, production and western culture migrated to new industrializing economies. ... The PRS (short for Performing Right Society) is the collecting society for UK songwriters, composers and music publishers. ... Cast-iron architecture in Greene Street SoHo is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan. ...


One year later, Cowell went to work for Iain Burton, manager of choreographer Arlene Phillips, co-founder of dance group Hot Gossip and of nascent independent record label Fanfare Records. Cowell worked with Burton for eight years at Fanfare where he achieved his first real success in the music industry, becoming a partner and building Fanfare into a highly successful 'indie' pop label. Fanfare had numerous top ten hits with various Pop artists and particularly Sinitta, selling more than half a million of her classic hit debut single 'So Macho' and more than half a million albums of 'Rondo Veneziano'. Choreography (also known as dance composition) is the art of making structures in which movement occurs, the term composition may also refer to the navigation or connection of these movement structures. ... Arlene Phillips OBE (born 1944 in Manchester, Lancashire, England) is a British choreographer working in many fields of dance. ... Hot Gossip were a British dance troupe most notable for their appearance on the TV series The Kenny Everett Video Show, which aired on ITV in the late 1970s. ... Fanfare Records was a small record company operating between 1985 and 1990 Fanfare Records was a British record label that was owned by Simon Cowell and Iain Burton [1] and was most successful during the mid to late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Sinitta Renet Malone was born on the 19th of October, 1966 in Washington DC/USA. She is the daughter of singer Miquel Brown. ...


In 1984, Cowell and Burton met up with Pete Waterman for the first time. Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman together formed the songwriting and record producing trio known as Stock Aitken Waterman[7] . Stock Aitken Waterman helped Fanfare during the second half of the 1980s producing several smash hit singles for Sinitta and licensing The Hit Factory SAW Compilation Albums to Fanfare. Pete on the cover of his autobiography I Wish I Was Me Peter Alan Waterman, OBE (born in Coventry on January 15, 1947) is an English record producer, songwriter, radio and club DJ, television presenter, president of Coventry Bears rugby league club and a keen railway enthusiast. ... Mike Stock (born December 3, 1951) is a British song writer best known as being one third of the song writing trio Stock Aitken Waterman. ... Matt Aitken (born August 25, 1956) in Coventry England, is a British songwriter and record producer, brought up in Astley, Greater Manchester, best known as being the creative force behind the 1980s songwriting/production trio Stock Aitken Waterman. ... Pete on the cover of his autobiography I Wish I Was Me Peter Alan Waterman, OBE (born in Coventry on January 15, 1947) is an English record producer, songwriter, radio and club DJ, television presenter, president of Coventry Bears rugby league club and a keen railway enthusiast. ... Stock, Aitken & Waterman, sometimes known as SAW, are a British songwriting and record producing trio who had great success during the mid-late 1980s and early 1990s with many of their productions. ... Sinitta Renet Malone was born on the 19th of October, 1966 in Washington DC/USA. She is the daughter of singer Miquel Brown. ... The Hit Factory was a recording studio in New York City famous for its clientele. ...


In 1989, Fanfare's parent-company, Public Company, got into difficulties, forcing Fanfare into the hands of BMG, and Cowell, in debt, to move back in with his parents. Later that year, he became an A&R consultant for BMG. BMG (Bertelsmann Music Group) is one of the six divisions of Bertelsmann. ... In the music industry, Artists and Repertoire (A&R) is the division of a record label company that is responsible for scouting and artist development. ...


Subsequently, Cowell signed up a number of acts to S-Records that made a mark in the pop music world, including Curiosity Killed the Cat, Sonia Evans, Five, Westlife, Robson & Jerome, and Ultimate Kaos. He also released several novelty recordings featuring the likes of wrestlers of the World Wrestling Federation, Teletubbies,[8] Zig and Zag and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, that were huge successes.[2] Cowell set up another label, Syco Records, in 2002 which later became part of Columbia Records and Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Artists such as Leona Lewis, Il Divo and contestants from The X Factor and America's Got Talent are released on Syco. This article is about the genre of popular music. ... Curiosity killed the cat is also a well-known proverb. ... Sonia Evans on the cover of her album, Sonia (1991) Sonia Evans (born February 13, 1971), better known as just Sonia, is an English pop singer from Liverpool, Merseyside, who was popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... 5ive can either refer to: Five (band), (originally spelled 5ive) 5ive (sludge band), a Boston, MA band playing sludge/drone metal. ... Westlife is an Irish pop band that was formed on July 3, 1998. ... Robson & Jerome was an English pop duo, featuring TV actors Robson Green and Jerome Flynn, who were best known for their British TV series Soldier Soldier. ... // Signed by Simon Cowell in 1992 the group consisted of 9 year old Haydon Eshun, Jomo Baxter, Jayde Delpratt, Ryan Elliott, and Nick Grant. ... A novelty song is a silly or nonsensical song, performed principally for its comical effect. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Teletubbies is a BBC childrens television series, particularly aimed at young children, produced from 1997 to 2001 by Ragdoll Productions. ... Zig and Zag are fictional characters, portrayed by puppets, who made their television début on Radio Telefís Éireann (RTÉ)s The Den. ... Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (MMPR) is an American live-action television series, created for the American market, based on the sixteenth installment of the Japanese Super Sentai franchise, Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger. ... Simon Philip Cowell (born October 7, 1959) is an English artist and repertoire (A&R) executive for BMG in the UK, but is best known as a judge on the television programmes Pop Idol, The X Factor, American Idol and Britains Got Talent. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... The Sony BMG Music Entertainment logo. ... Leona Louise Lewis (born 3 April 1985) is a British singer and winner of the third series of The X Factor UK television talent show. ... Il Divo, Italian for divine male performer, is an international operatic pop vocal group created by pop impresario Simon Cowell, and signed to the Sony BMG music label. ... For the current series, see The X Factor (UK series 4). ... Americas Got Talent is an American reality television series on the NBC television network. ...


In 2006, Cowell signed to two more record-breaking deals. In the USA, he agreed to remain as a judge on American Idol, earning £20 million ($40 million) per season for another 5 years. He also has a deal with FOX which allows his production company to broadcast Got Talent and American Inventor on other networks, but he may not appear on them. In the UK, he signed a "golden handcuffs" deal with ITV, worth approximately £6.5 million a year for 3 years, which gave ITV rights to his hit talent show The X Factor, a British singing talent show, and Grease Is The Word, a musical talent show to find the stars of a Grease production in London's West End. In late 2005, he signed a new contract to remain working for Sony BMG. American Inventor is a reality television series based on a search for Americas best inventor. ... Grease Is the Word is the UK version of NBCs Grease: Youre the One that I Want!. It was announced on December 20, 2006 by ITV,[1] it was to air in Spring/Summer 2007. ... Grease is a musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. ... The interior of Covent Garden Market in the West End The West End of London is an area of Central London, England, containing many of the citys major tourist attractions, businesses, and administrative headquarters. ...


According to AOL News as posted on August 21, 2007, a reporter for the British newspaper The Mirror conducted an interview with Cowell in mid-August where he claimed that he would complete the three seasons remaining on his contract with American Idol and then "that was it". Cowell explained, "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 forever...I think by [the end of my contract] that the public will be sick to death of me anyway and it will be time to go."[9] is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Idol franchise and Il Divo

Cowell became a judge on the first season of Pop Idol in 2001, and on the first season of American Idol in 2002. Many viewers of American Idol know Cowell best for his bitingly critical comments and attitude. He is so prominently identified with being blunt and harsh in commentary that audiences on American Idol can make it difficult for him to speak, sometimes booing him even before he makes his opinions known. Ryan Seacrest, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson tend to cut him off very quickly as well. With his notoriously critical reputation, Cowell is likened to TV personalities, such as Judge Judy (aka Justice with an Attitude), and Weakest Link's Anne Robinson (aka Queen of Mean). Though comparable to Anne Robinson, Cowell has expressed his dislike for her and has commented in an interview, "I hate her and I hate her show because it's just an act".[10] Cowell's fame grew, fed by his signature phrase, "I don't mean to be rude, but …", inevitably followed by an unsparingly blunt appraisal of the contestant's talents, personality, or even physical appearance. A lot of these one-liners were the product of coaching that Cowell received from noted publicist Max Clifford[citations needed]. Cowell also appeared on the one-off World Idol programme in 2003, where it became clear that each country's version of the Idol had attempted to come up with its own "Simon Cowell" type personality. In 2003, Cowell placed No 33 on Channel 4's list of the all-time 100 Worst Britons. Cowell's S Records signed the top two finishers of the first season of Pop Idol, Will Young and Gareth Gates, both of whom went on to have No 1 UK hits. Efforts begun in 2001 materialised in 2004, when Cowell returned to his group manufacturing roots with his latest brainchild, the internationally successful operatic pop group Il Divo, consisting of three opera singers and one pop singer of four different nationalities. Inspired by the success of Il Divo, Simon created a child version, Angelis, beating competition from many similar groups emerging at Christmas 2006. For the current American Idol season, see American Idol (season 7). ... Ryan John Seacrest is an American television/radio host. ... Paula Julie Abdul is an American, multi-platinum selling, Grammy Award-winning singer, dancer, television personality, jewelry designer, actress, and Emmy Award-winning choreographer. ... This article is about the American Idol judge. ... A celebrity is a person who is widely recognized in a society. ... For the person off screen, see Judith Sheindlin. ... Weakest Link (early episodes had the on-screen title The Weakest Link) is a television game show which first appeared in the United Kingdom on BBC Two on 14 August 2000. ... This article is about the English television hostess. ... A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ... Maxwell Frank Clifford [1] (born April 6, 1943 in Kingston upon Thames), is an English publicist. ... World Idol (Germany: SuperStar Weltweit, Middle East: SuperStar El Alaam) was the title of a one-off international version of the television show Pop Idol, featuring winners of the various national Idol shows around the world competing against each other. ... This article is about the British television station. ... 100 Worst Britons We Love to Hate is one in a series of 100 Greatest. ... Simon Philip Cowell (born October 7, 1959) is an English artist and repertoire (A&R) executive for BMG in the UK, but is best known as a judge on the television programmes Pop Idol, The X Factor, American Idol and Britains Got Talent. ... William Robert Young BA (Exon) (born 20 January 1979) is a British singer and actor. ... Gareth Paul Gates (born July 12, 1984, Bradford, England) is an English pop singer who shot to fame in 2002 when he came second in the first series of the ITV talent show Pop Idol. ... Operatic pop is a subgenre of pop music, where lyrical opera voices sing pop songs. ... Il Divo, Italian for divine male performer, is an international operatic pop vocal group created by pop impresario Simon Cowell, and signed to the Sony BMG music label. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... Angelis is a British classical singing group managed by Simon Cowell. ...


The X Factor

In 2004, with Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh, Cowell was a judge on the first series of the British talent show The X Factor, which he created using his production company, Syco. The X Factor was an instant success with the viewers and returned three more times to its fourth series in 2007. In 2006, he was voted the tenth most terrifying celebrity on television in a Radio Times poll consisting of 3,000 people.[11] Sharon Rachel Osbourne (née Levy, previously Arden; born 9 October 1952) is an English music manager and promoter, television personality and presenter. ... Louis Walsh Louis Walsh (born Kiltimagh, County Mayo, Republic of Ireland, August 5, 1952) is a manager in the music industry, and a judge on the ITV1 show The X Factor, which made him famous as a television personality rather than a manager. ... The X Factor is a British popular music talent show, broadcast on Saturdays on ITV1 (with spinoff behind-the-scenes shows The Xtra Factor and X Factor 24/7 screened on ITV2). ... Current Radio Times logo Radio Times is the BBCs weekly television and radio programme listings magazine. ...


The winner of The X Factor third series, Leona Lewis, is signed to Cowell's label Syco and has gone on to become an international star, with number one singles and album sales around the world. Leona Louise Lewis (born 3 April 1985) is a British singer and winner of the third series of The X Factor UK television talent show. ...


Cowell returned for a fourth series on August 18, 2007, alongside Osbourne, Walsh and new judge, Dannii Minogue. Walsh had previously been sacked from the judging panel by Cowell for the fourth series, and was subsequently replaced by Brian Friedman who was a judge on Grease Is The Word. Walsh was later brought back a week into the auditions by Cowell when he and Sharon Osbourne realised they missed Walsh and that without him, there was no chemistry between the judges. is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Not to be confused with Dan Minogue. ... Brian Alexa Friedman (also known as B Free, born May 28, 1977) is a popular American choreographer. ... Grease Is the Word is the UK version of NBCs Grease: Youre the One that I Want!. It was announced on December 20, 2006 by ITV,[1] it was to air in Spring/Summer 2007. ...


American Inventor

On March 16, 2006, Simon Cowell's next competition show, American Inventor, debuted on ABC. Fledgling entrepreneurs from across the United States compete to see who can come up with the best new product concept. The 2006 winner, Janusz Liberkowski, received $1 million and the opportunity to develop his idea into a business. The show returned in 2007. is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... American Inventor is a reality television series based on a search for Americas best inventor. ... 2002 identity of the ABC Circle logo, designed by Paul Rand in 1962. ... Janusz Liberkowski, right, looking at the design of his new revolutionary invention, the Anecia Safety Capsule. ...


Got Talent franchise

Cowell is the executive producer of America's Got Talent, along with Fremantle producers of the Idol series. The show was a huge success for NBC, drawing around 12 million viewers a week, and beating So You Think You Can Dance on FOX (produced by rival and Idol creator Simon Fuller). Americas Got Talent is an American reality television series on the NBC television network. ... Countries that have their own versions of an Idol series. ... This article is about the television network. ... So You Think You Can Dance is an American dance reality show and competition that is broadcast on the Fox Network, on Fox Japan, on CTV in Canada, on Living in United Kingdom and Ireland and on Network Ten in Australia. ... Simon Fuller (born May 17, 1960 in Hastings, England) is one of the most important figures in the entertainment business in the world. ...


A British version aired in 2007, and was screened from 9 June 2007 until 17 June 2007, with ITV screening nine episodes. Fellow judges are Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden. is the 160th day of the year (161st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Judges may refer to the Book of Judges in the Bible more than one judge. ... Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan (born 30 March 1965 in Newick, East Sussex) is a former editor of British tabloid newspapers the News of the World (1994–1995) and the Daily Mirror (1995–2004). ... Amanda Louise Holden (born 16 February 1971) is an English actress, known for her work on British television. ...


The Australian version aired in 2007 and was screened on 18 February 2007. Judged by Tom Burlinson, Dannii Minogue and Red Symons and hosted by Grant Denyer on Channel Seven. is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Tom Burlinson is an Australian actor. ... Not to be confused with Dan Minogue. ... Red Symons (born June 13, 1949 in Brighton, England) is an Australian musician, writer, and radio host, probably best known as lead guitarist with the Skyhooks and as the snide judge of Red Faces, a The Gong Show-esque segment of the long-running Hey Hey Its Saturday variety... Grant Denyer (born September 12, 1977 in Avoca Beach, New South Wales) is an Australian motor racing driver and TV reporter. ... Channel Seven is an Australian television channel broadcasted by the Seven Network. ...


Celebrity Duets

Cowell also executive-produces Celebrity Duets, which can be described as "an Idol show for Hollywood superstars." The show is hosted by Wayne Brady, and its judges are Marie Osmond, Little Richard and David Foster. Celebrity Duets, a U.S. reality television show of the progressive game-show type, combined celebrities of different backgrounds with professional singers in a weekly elimination competition. ... Wayne Alphonso[1] Brady (born June 2, 1972 in Orlando, Florida) is an Emmy-winning American comedian, singer and television personality, known for his role on the ABC television show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and for his daytime talk show, The Wayne Brady Show. ... Olive Marie Osmond (born October 13, 1959 in Ogden, Utah) is an American actress, singer, and a member of the show business family, The Osmonds. ... Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), better known by the stage name Little Richard, is an African-American singer, songwriter, and pianist, who began performing in the 1940s and was a key figure in the transition from rhythm & blues to rock and roll in the mid-1950s. ... For other persons named David Foster, see David Foster (disambiguation). ...


Grease is the Word

Cowell is also the executive producer of Grease Is the Word for ITV. Grease is the Word is the show to find the next big stars to play Danny and Sandy on the 2007 UK west end revival of Grease. Grease Is the Word was hosted by Zoe Ball and judged by Britons David Ian and Sinitta and Americans David Gest and Brian Friedman. This hasn't turned out to be the success he imagined. Simon himself said, "It has been slaughtered by the critics - and rightly so. It is far too similar to our other formats.”[12] Grease Is the Word is the UK version of NBCs Grease: Youre the One that I Want!. It was announced on December 20, 2006 by ITV,[1] it was to air in Spring/Summer 2007. ... For other uses, see ITV (disambiguation). ... Grease is a musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. ... Categories: People stubs | 1970 births | British television presenters ... David Ian (born Chadwell Heath, Greater London in 1961), is a former actor, who turned Theatre Producer in 1991 to become the most powerful man in UK Theatre in 2005 according to The Stage magazine [1] The chairman of former Clear Channels subsidiary Live Nation’s global theatrical division... Sinitta Renet Malone was born on the 19th of October, 1966 in Washington DC/USA. She is the daughter of singer Miquel Brown. ... David Alan Gest (born May 11, 1953) is an American television personality, TV producer and concert promoter. ... Brian Alexa Friedman (also known as B Free, born May 28, 1977) is a popular American choreographer. ...


Rock Rivals

Cowell collaborated with UK production company Shed Media to produce 2008 ITV drama series Rock Rivals, which is based on an X Factor type show. Shed Media (previously Shed Productions) is an independent British production company. ... For other uses, see ITV (disambiguation). ... Rock Rivals is a new British television drama series for ITV to be shown in 2007. ...


Other activities

Cowell has been involved in charity work for many years. He supports children from The Association Of Children’s Hospices and invites them backstage to the screenings of The X Factor. When he can, he stops by some of the hospices to visit the children. He also supports animal rights and has appeared in a video for PETA in which he reminds drivers of the cruelty to animals that can occur when their pets are locked in cars in the summer.[13] Peta can refer to: Peta (prefix), a prefix meaning times 1015 in the International System of Units People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an animal-rights organization People Eating Tasty Animals, a parody of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Peta, Greece, a town in the prefecture...


In December 2003, Cowell published a book, I Don't Mean to Be Rude, But …. In it, he told the whole story of his childhood, his years working in music and experiences on Pop Idol, Pop Stars Rivals, and American Idol, and finally, his tips for being successful as a pop star.


Cowell has appeared as a guest voice in an episode of The Simpsons ("Smart and Smarter"), in which he gets beaten up by Homer Simpson (while criticising Homer's punches). His voice was also heard on an episode of Family Guy ("Lois Kills Stewie"), in which he told Stewie that his singing was so awful that he should be dead. He made an MTV Movie Award-winning cameo appearance as himself in Scary Movie 3, where he sits in judgment during a battle rap (and subsequently gets killed by gunfire for criticising the rappers). He also appears in Shrek 2 as a judge in Far Far Away Idol, and also provided the voice. Simpsons redirects here. ... For the The Suite Life of Zack & Cody episode, see Smart & Smarterer Smart and Smarter is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... Family Guy is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. ... Lois Kills Stewie is the conclusion of the two-part 100th Episode story arc of the FOX animated television series Family Guy (Part 1 being Stewie Kills Lois), and also features cameos with characters from American Dad!, another animated comedy series created and produced by Seth MacFarlane. ... Stewie redirects here. ... The MTV Movie Awards is a film awards show presented annually on MTV. Categories Best Movie Best Male Performance Besy Female Performance Most Desirable Male Most Desirable Female Best Breakthrough Performance (Male and Female) Best On-Screen Duo Best Villain Best Comedic Performance Best Song From a Movie (Best musical... Scary Movie 3 (2003) is an American comedy film directed by David Zucker and is the third film of the Scary Movie franchise. ... Shrek 2, which was released in the United States on May 19, 2004, is the 2004 sequel to the 2001 computer-animated DreamWorks Pictures film Shrek. ...


He appeared on an episode of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? (the original British version) and Saturday Night Live in 2004. Cowell has also guest-starred (filling in for Regis Philbin) in the popular talk show Live with Regis and Kelly during American Idol's finalist week in early 2006. Cowell was once the fastest "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car" on BBC's motoring show Top Gear, driving a Suzuki Liana around the show's test track in a time of 1:47.1. When Top Gear retired the Liana along with its rankings after the eighth series, Cowell was the eighth fastest overall and the third fastest non-professional driver. On November 11th 2007 Cowell yet again appeared on Top Gear, achieving a time of 1:45.9 thus putting him ahead of Gordon Ramsay and back at the top of the table.[14] Cowell introduced entertainer Dick Clark at the 2006 Primetime Emmy Awards. He was seen on Comic Relief Does The Apprentice where he donated £25,000 for a fun fair ticket. Cowell has also appeared on the MTV shows Cribs and Punk'd. On Punk'd, Ryan Seacrest and Randy Jackson set him up to believe his $400,000 Rolls Royce was stolen and had caused an accident by using a nearly-identical car.[15] For other uses, see Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (disambiguation). ... SNL redirects here. ... Regis Francis Xavier Philbin (born August 25, 1931) is an Emmy Award-winning American television personality and occasional actor known for his roles as a talk show host, game show host, and presenter at various events. ... Live with Regis and Kelly is a syndicated American television talk show, hosted by Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. ... Star in a Reasonably Priced Car is a segment in the BBC motoring programme Top Gear. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... This article is about the current format of the BBC television programme. ... 2002 Suzuki Aerio sedan Suzuki Aerio wagon The Suzuki Aerio (called the Liana in Europe) is a car built by Suzuki Motor Corporation for the lower midsize segment in the Japanese and European markets and for the subcompact segment in the North American market. ... Gordon James Ramsay, OBE (born November 8, 1966 in Johnstone, Scotland) is a Scottish chef, television personality and entrepreneur. ... For other persons named Dick Clark, see Dick Clark (disambiguation). ... The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, August 27, 2006 on NBC at 8:00pm ET (00:00 UTC) with Conan OBrien hosting the show. ... Comic Relief Does The Apprentice was a special celebrity version of British reality television series The Apprentice, produced in 2007 to raise money for Comic Relief. ... MTV Cribs is a program on MTV that features the houses of celebrities, often young actors and musicians. ... Punkd is an American hidden camera practical joke television series on MTV, produced and hosted by Ashton Kutcher, which first aired in 2003. ... Rolls-Royce car may refer to vehicles produced by: Rolls-Royce Limited (1906-1973) Rolls-Royce Motors (1973-2003), which was owned by Vickers between 1980 and 1998, and after that by Volkswagen. ...


Cowell was chosen as the first 'victim' of the re-launched This Is Your Life in an episode broadcast on 2 June 2007. He was presented with the Red Book by Sir Trevor McDonald while presenting American Idol.[16] This Is Your Life was a television documentary series hosted by its producer, Ralph Edwards. ... is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Sir Trevor McDonald presenting News at Ten, on 5 March 1999. ...


Besides judging unknowns of the music industry, occasionally Cowell comments on already-established pop icons. For example, he opined in Esquire magazine that Beyoncé Knowles was overrated, and that Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful" was one of the best pop records ever made. Talking about Christina herself Cowell stated "She is an unbelievable talent."[17] August 2005 issue of Esquire Esquire is a mens magazine by the Hearst Corporation. ... Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (pronounced [1]) (born September 4, 1981) is an American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, actress, dancer, and fashion designer. ... This article is about the singer. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ...


On July 1, 2007 Cowell appeared alongside Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest as a speaker at the Concert For Diana, held at Wembley Stadium. This article is about the American Idol judge. ... Ryan John Seacrest is an American television/radio host. ... Concert for Diana was a concert held at the new Wembley Stadium in London, United Kingdom in honour of the late Diana, Princess of Wales on 1 July 2007, which would have been her 46th birthday; 2007 is also the 10th anniversary of her death. ... For the old stadium, see Wembley Stadium (1923). ...


On August 13, 2006, Cowell featured on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs in which he had to pick eight records he would take with him if he were to be stranded on a desert island. His choices can be seen here. He was also allowed to take a book and a luxury item. For his book, he elected Hollywood Wives, by Jackie Collins, and for his luxury, a mirror.[18] old Radio 4 logo BBC Radio 4 is a UK domestic radio station which broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history. ... Desert Island Discs is a long-running BBC Radio 4 programme. ... Hollywood Wives was an American primetime television mini-series about a group of very wealthy, attractive, snobbish women who are caught up in the low life and high society of Hollywood. ... Jacqueline Jill Jackie Collins (born 4 October 1937), is a British-born novelist. ...


Personal life

In late 2002, Cowell started dating longtime friend Terri Seymour. In 2006, British newspaper News of the World reported that he had cheated on Seymour with model and socialite Jasmine Lennard, and printed photos of her leaving his home. Photos of an irate Seymour (who was in the US when the story broke) being met at the airport by Cowell were later published in Heat Magazine. However, both Cowell and Lennard, who was also in a relationship, denied that anything untoward had occurred, and attributed the meeting to business.[19] Terri Seymour is an EXTRA tv correspondent. ... The News of the World is a British tabloid newspaper published every Sunday. ... Jasmine Lennard (born 25 July 1985 in Belgravia, London), is an English model and TV presenter. ... Heat Magazine is a weekly celebrity gossip magazine based in the UK edited by Mark Frith. ...


Upon his appearance on Top Gear, it was revealed that Cowell pays more than £21.7m per year in income tax, suggesting that his taxable income is over £54.25m per year with income tax at the time approximately 40%.[20][21] (NB: UK Income Tax 40% for earnings over £34,600). This article is about the current format of the BBC television programme. ...


He then appeared on the gameshow Sale of the Century in 1990, as reported in The Sun Newspaper.[22] Countries which have their own version Sale of the Century is an international television game show format that has screened in several countries in various incarnations since 1969. ... This article is about a British tabloid. ...


He is the godfather of pop singer Sinitta's baby.[citation needed] Sinitta Renet Malone was born on the 19th of October, 1966 in Washington DC/USA. She is the daughter of singer Miquel Brown. ...


Simon owns and drives a Bugatti Veyron.


Controversy

Cowell's controversial insults and wisecracks are rarely limited to just the contestant's singing performance, but frequently also refer to their appearance, background and character. Contestants are frequently offended by his comments. In the 2006-07 season of American Idol, Cowell commented that one of the contestants "looked like a bush baby”. In the same season he was also heavily criticized for apparently rolling his eyes at a reference to the Virginia Tech shootings, although, with the help of video evidence, it was proved that he was actually rolling his eyes at the comments of one of his fellow judges, Paula Abdul. Genera  Otolemur  Euoticus  Galago Galagos, also known as bushbabies or bush babies, are small, nocturnal primates native to continental Africa, and make up the family Galagonidae. ... The Virginia Tech massacre was a school shooting consisting of two separate attacks approximately two hours apart on April 16, 2007, which took place on the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, Virginia. ...


References

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  1. ^ Simon Cowell, Forbes.com, 2007, <http://www.forbes.com/lists/2007/53/07celebrities_Simon-Cowell_P3QW.html>. Retrieved on 8 May 2008 
  2. ^ a b Cowell, S. (2003) "I Don't Mean to Be Rude, But...", Broadway Books, ISBN 0-7679-1741-3
  3. ^ Simon Cowell Biography (1959-)
  4. ^ Barratt, Nick. "Family Detective: An Investigation Into Our Hidden Histories", The Daily Telegraph, 2006-08-12. Retrieved on 2007-06-11. 
  5. ^ Mcgivern, Mark. "Mr. Nasty's Mum Defends 'Those Nice McDonald Bros.'", The Daily Record, 2006-11-22. Retrieved on 2007-06-11. 
  6. ^ Simon Cowell – Music Mogul Millionaire
  7. ^ http://www.stockaitkenwaterman.com/interv/saw06.htm Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman
  8. ^ Simon Cowell, NNDB.com, Retrieved on 2007-03-10.
  9. ^ Cowell Quitting 'Idol' in Three Years - AOL News
  10. ^ TV Preview: 'American Idol' thrives on harsh sniping
  11. ^ Ramsay is scariest TV celebrity, Daily Mail. Retrieved 2007-08-27.
  12. ^ [1] - I slipped up on Grease, admits Cowell
  13. ^ http://www.peta.org.uk/feat/feat-simoncowell.asp Cowell and the PETA Campaign
  14. ^ BBC Top Gear - Celebrity Laps
  15. ^ Simon Cowell - Cowell Punk'D By Ashton
  16. ^ Simon Cowell is first celebrity 'victim' for revived This Is Your Life, Daily Mail. Retrieved 2007-06-02
  17. ^ USA Weekend - "Simon sez (... everything, with brutal honesty)"
  18. ^ BBC Radio 4 Interview, Desert Island Discs
  19. ^ Simon Cowell and Jasmine Lennard deny affair
  20. ^ Times Online
  21. ^ UK Income Tax Rates
  22. ^ Cowell's cheesy screen debut

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