Simon Cowell

  1. The "American Idol" Star Riffs On Music Reality Shows

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Would "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell want to stay on the show if the series ever slipped from No. 1 in the Nielsen ratings? Cowell bursts out laughing at the apparent obviousness of the answer. "Absolutely not!" he says dur ...

  2. 'Britain's Got Talent' Singer A Global Hit

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A 47-year-old charity worker from Scotland has become a global star via the Web, scoring around 20 million hits on YouTube for assorted clips of her performance on U.K. TV show "Britain's Got Talent." Susan Boyle performed "I D ...

  3. New 'Idol' Judge Brings Girl Power Challenge To 'Bully Brother' Simon

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Simon Cowell may have the casting vote in early audition rounds of "American Idol" but it sounds like new judge Kara DioGuardi and Paula Abdul bring some girl power of their own to the tart-tongued British judge they call a "bully.& ...

  4. Update: 'American Idol' Changing Its Tune

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fox today (Dec. 15) outlined the schedule for the eighth season of "American Idol," which reworks the elimination process to extend the Hollywood round and gives judges the opportunity to send some of their overlooked favorite contestant ...

  5. Billboard Q&A: Songwriter Diane Warren

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Diane Warren grew up in the San Fernando Valley listening to top 40 radio. Little did she know then that she would one day rule the charts. With nine songs peaking at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Warren has locked up the charts for years with h ...

  6. 'Idol Gives Back' Raises $22 Million For Charity

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fox's "Idol Gives Back" charity telethon raised $22 million for charity last night (April 9), thanks to a combination of corporate sponsorship and donations from viewers who called in to the show and gave via AmericanIdol.com The ...

  7. Child 'Talent' Star Ditched Because Of Age

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Simon Cowell, the self-styled TV talent-show tough-guy, is in the news again for his ruthless behavior. But this time, Cowell has been blamed for picking on a six-year-old. A string of reports are turning the screw on Cowell and his label Sony BMG ...

  8. Davis, Cowell Partner For Leona Lewis Release

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Clive Davis and Simon Cowell will partner to supervise the debut album by Leona Lewis, winner of "The X Factor," the U.K.'s equivalent to "American Idol." The album, due later this summer 2007, will be released via J/Syco ...

  9. Company Man

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT If media moguls had to be screened by the judges of Fox's "American Idol," Simon Fuller wouldn't make it past the first stage. "Too dull. He's essentially nothing better than a karaoke performer," Simon Cowell wo ...

  10. Cowell Re-Ups With Sony BMG

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Simon Cowell, through his production firm Syco, has extended his exclusive relationship with Sony BMG for the next five years. The deal covers all of the music entrepreneur's music and TV activities. Simon Cowell, through his production firm ...

  11. Cowell Re-Ups With Sony BMG

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Simon Cowell, through his production firm Syco, has extended his exclusive relationship with Sony BMG for the next five years. The deal covers all of the music entrepreneur's music and TV activities. Simon Cowell, through his production firm ...

  12. Cowell, Fuller Settle Legal Action

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'Amicable solution' agreed on 'X Factor.' Music moguls Simon Cowell and Simon Fuller have reached a settlement in a multi-dollar legal case, apparently clearing the way for Cowell to extend his contract with the hit "Ameri ...

  13. Cowell, ABC Sued Over 'Million Dollar Idea'

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The upcoming ABC reality show "Million Dollar Idea" has sparked a million-dollar lawsuit claiming the idea for the series was ripped off. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The upcoming ABC reality show "Million Dollar Idea" has spark ...

  14. Tuned In: The Tube

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell regrets a decision to bend the rules for some contestants. Read Carla Hay's column. "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell regrets a decision to bend the rules for some contestants. Read Carl ...

  15. Fuller Sues Cowell Over Rival Show

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Simon Fuller, the creator of the "Idol" TV property, has launched legal action against his former collaborator Simon Cowell. Fuller's London-based production company 19 TV says it sued Cowell, his pro Simon Fuller, the creator of th ...

  16. Fuller Sues Cowell Over Rival Show

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Simon Fuller, the creator of the "Idol" TV property, has launched legal action against his former collaborator Simon Cowell. Fuller's London-based production company 19 TV says it sued Cowell, his pro Simon Fuller, the creator of th ...

  17. Musicland Aligns With 'American Idol'

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Musicland Group is teaming with "American Idol" and the show's originator Simon Cowell to create private-label branded merchandise that will be sold exclusively at the chain's 800 stores. The Musicland Group is teaming with ...

  18. Cowell Unveils New TV Talent Quest

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The United Kingdom is to get another TV talent show, with "Pop Idol" originator Simon Cowell playing a leading role. The United Kingdom is to get another TV talent show, with "Pop Idol" originator Simon Cowell playing a leading ...

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