1. Serial Burglar Found Guilty of Raid on Simon Cowell's Home

    February 28, 2017 4:41 AM EST 0 0 0 A habitual burglar has been found guilty of stealing nearly 1 million pounds ($1.25 million) of jewelry from the home of entertainment mogul Simon Cowell. Darren February was convicted Monday at Isleworth Crown Court in London. February was convicte ...

  2. Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment Signs Development Deal With Star China

    December 19, 2016 6:01 AM EST 0 0 0 Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment has signed a three-year development deal with Canxing Production/Star China, one of China's leading television production companies. The deal, announced by Cowell and Canxing/Star China CEO Jin Lei on Mond ...

  3. James Arthur's Unlikely Comeback: 'Everyone Wrote Me Off, Including Me'

    December 07, 2016 6:08 PM EST 0 0 0 It took just 18 months for the singer James Arthur to lose his record deal after winning The X Factor (U.K. version). Late in 2013, he referred to a rapper as "fucking queer" on a diss track, earning sharp rebukes for his homophobic langua ...

  4. Rob Stringer Named Sony Music CEO: The Industry Reacts

    October 19, 2016 5:20 PM EDT 0 0 3 News that Columbia Records head Rob Stringer would succeed industry veteran Doug Morris at the top of Sony Music was met with enthusiasm by his peers, many of whom have worked with the British executive for many years. Since moving to the U.S. side ...

  5. Emblem3's Wes Stromberg Gives Viewers A Behind-The-Scenes Look Into 'The Patch' House

    October 12, 2016 3:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 Emblem3 's claim to fame came in 2012 when the group auditioned for season 2 of The X Factor U.S. Although the trio came in fourth place, right behind Fifth Harmony , they went on to sign with Simon Cowell's imprint SYCO and released their ...

  6. CNCO: What You Need to Know About the Next Big Latin Boy Band

    October 07, 2016 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Members:   Christopher Velez, 20, from Ecuador; Richard Camacho, 19, from Dominican Republic; Zabdiel de Jesus, 18, from Puerto Rico; Joel Pimentel, 17, from Mexico; and Erick Brian Colon, 15, from Cuba. Roots: The quintet is a product of Univision ...

  7. One Year After One Direction's Hiatus Announcement: A Timeline

    September 29, 2016 6:15 PM EDT 0 0 5 With Niall Horan's new solo song out, we look back at a year since that fateful August 2015 reveal. One Direction have gone in, well, a whole bunch of different directions since announcing their extended hiatus back in August 2015. The announce ...

  8. Contestant Struck by Flaming Arrow on 'America's Got Talent': Watch

    August 02, 2016 11:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Things got real on America’s Got Talent as comedy daredevil Ryan Stock was struck in the neck by a flaming arrow shot by his fiancée on live television. Stock -- known for performing death-defying stunts with drills and chainsaws -- was about to stu ...

  9. 'America's Got Talent' Judges Simon Cowell & Mel B. Talk Going Live, Show's Promising Singers

    July 26, 2016 7:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 America’s Got Talent begins airing live Tuesday (July 26) from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood and judges Simon Cowell and Mel. B. both have their work cut out for them. Of the remaining 36 acts left in the competition, during a conference call with ...

  10. The Massage Therapist Kanye West, Katy Perry and More Pay to Bite (Yes, Bite) Them

    July 21, 2016 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 There is the deep-tissue massage and then there is what Dorothy Stein delivers to big-name music industry clientele: the bite massage. Stein, 48, who has gone by the nickname "Dr. Dot" since Frank Zappa bestowed it on her in 1988, has been ...

  11. Executive Turntable: Appointments at Pandora, Genius, ASCAP & More

    June 15, 2016 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 -- The Corporation of Massey Hall, Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall , have appointed  Jesse Kumagai  as director of programming, marketing & business development, starting July 4, 2016. He previously worked at the corporation from 2003 - 2014, ...

  12. Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne to Return to 'X Factor' U.K.

    June 01, 2016 5:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sharon Osborne, Nicole Scherzinger and music manager Louis Walsh will return to the judging panel of the British version of The X Factor , joining creator Simon Cowell in an attempt to improve the show's ratings for ITV. They replace Rita Ora, ...

  13. L.A. Reid on Fifth Harmony: 'They've Become the Biggest Girl Band in the World'

    May 05, 2016 11:42 AM EDT 0 0 0 With Fifth Harmony, Epic chairman/CEO Reid and Simon Cowell put together the first girl group to score a top 10 Hot 100 hit in nearly a decade. Now, he describes the evolution of his strategy with the band. You were an X Factor judge when world firs ...

  14. Elton John, One Direction Among Most Charitable U.K. Musicians: Report

    April 19, 2016 4:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Elton John has another No. 1: he’s topped a list of the most generous celebrities in the U.K.  The "Rocket Man" handed out £26.8 million ($38 million) to charitable causes in 2015, according to the  "Sunday Times Giving List,"  w ...

  15. 'American Idol': Fantasia, Taylor Hicks, David Cook & Constantine Maroulis on Possible Return

    April 09, 2016 3:07 AM EDT 1.509 k 0 2 If host Ryan Seacrest is to be believed, Thursday night's (April 7) finale was not the end for American Idol , it's just the end "for now." 'American Idol' Finale: Inside Phillip Phillips' Contentious Return ...

  16. 'American Idol' Recap: Special Looks Back at Past 15 Years

    April 05, 2016 10:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tonight, the farewell season of American Idol  celebrated the end of an era with a special honoring past Idol moments and stars. The special brought back original judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson . “We didn’t know what to expect,” ...

  17. Watch 'America's Got Talent' Judges Make Their Entrance in This 360 Video

    March 24, 2016 2:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ever wonder what it's like to enter a massive room full of people cheering for you, while tons of cameras train their focus on you?  In this exclusive 360 video of the  America’s Got Talent judges making their grand entrance at the start of a s ...

  18. Paula Abdul Dishes on Her Relationship With Simon Cowell: 'It's an Acquired Experience'

    March 24, 2016 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 When singer-choreographer Paula Abdul first joined the American Idol judges panel in season one, she had no idea what to expect, least of all that the show would be a ratings juggernaut (averaging 35 million viewers during its season-five height, ac ...

  19. Louis Tomlinson Says Simon Cowell Was One of the First People He Told About His Son

    March 24, 2016 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In January, One Direction 's Louis Tomlinson became a father.  Louis Tomlinson Finally Comments on Baby News: 'It's a Very Exciting Time' And the singer reveals that Simon Cowell was among those whom  he initially told about expe ...

  20. 'American Idol' Crew on Potential Future, If Simon Cowell & Brian Dunkleman Will Make Farewell Cameos

    January 15, 2016 3:19 PM EST 0 0 0 Inaugural winner Kelly Clarkson is set to guest judge. Two weeks into the final run of American Idol , dubbed the "Farewell Season," those most intimate to the show were surprisingly cryptic about whether or not this is really the end. Bar ...

  21. Zayn Malik Says One Direction's Music Was 'Generic As F***,' Simon Cowell Calls Him 'Rude'

    December 21, 2015 3:44 AM EST 0 0 0 Zayn Malik certainly hasn’t been starved of attention since he split with One Direction  in March. But after sitting for a cover story with Fader Magazine in which he suggested 1D’s music was “generic as f****,” he’s brought a whole lot more his way ...

  22. Simon Cowell's London Home Burglarized While Family Slept

    December 05, 2015 12:02 PM EST 0 0 0 Cowell's home was also broken into in 2012. Simon Cowell is the victim of another home burglary, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Simon Cowell & Sony Music Extend Syco Venture by Six Years A representative for the X Factor judge confir ...

  23. ITV Strikes Deal for 'The Voice' U.K.

    November 23, 2015 11:31 PM EST 0 0 0 ITV has made it official, announcing Monday that it has struck a deal to air The Voice U.K. , which has so far broadcast on British public broadcaster BBC. The BBC recently said that its upcoming fifth season of the singing competition would be the ...

  24. Simon Cowell Defends X Factor as He Is Honoured with Music Industry Trusts Award

    Simon Cowell Defends X Factor as He Is Honoured with Music Industry Trusts Award

    November 03, 2015 10:21 AM EST 0 0 0 X Factor supremo Simon Cowell has defended the show, saying it would be "pointless" to take it off air. Cowell was speaking at the Music Industry Trusts Award at London's Grosvenor House Hotel, where 5minmedia , Olly Murs , Louis Wals ...

  25. Simon Cowell Feted at London Music Industry Event by One Direction & More

    November 02, 2015 9:42 PM EST 0 0 0 At the annual Music Industry Trusts Award gala, Harvey Weinstein, Oprah, Kevin Spacey, James Corden & Sony's Michael Lynton appear in a video tribute to Cowell. Stars and other friends came out for Simon Cowell as he was honored Monday nigh ...

  26. Simon Cowell & Sony Music Extend Syco Venture by Six Years

    November 02, 2015 6:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Simon Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment have reached a deal that will extend their Syco Entertainment joint venture by six years. The music mogul and X Factor creator announced the renewal late Monday (Nov. 2) during the Music Industry Trusts Awar ...

  27. Simon Cowell's 'Ultimate DJ' Reality Series Canceled By Yahoo

    November 02, 2015 12:02 PM EST 0 0 0 Months before it was meant to broadcast, Simon Cowell’s latest venture into televised talent competition programming,  Ultimate DJ , has been shut down, according to  Variety .  The proposed TV show was to feature promising up-and-comers in the elec ...

  28. Louis Tomlinson & Simon Cowell Are 'Trying to Put a Girl Band Together'

    October 23, 2015 7:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 One Direction 's Louis Tomlinson recently revealed he and bandmate Liam Payne plan on writing together during the band's forthcoming hiatus, but that's not all the dad-to-be 's got planned. He and Simon Cowell are going to be wor ...

  29. 'X Factor' Producer Talks Show's U.K. Future, Simon Cowell, Netflix

    September 22, 2015 7:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Richard Holloway also discusses "Britain's Got Talent" & changing viewing habits in the digital age. Richard Holloway, the executive producer behind such TV shows as the U.K. version of  The X Factor  and  Britain's Got Talen ...

  30. One Direction Celebrates Five Years as a Band

    July 22, 2015 8:11 PM EDT 27.925 k 11.335 k 113 Happy fifth anniversary, One Direction ! It's been an eventful year for the now-foursome, who are currently working on their fifth album and have embarked on their fourth North American tour. Despite making headlines after band ...

  31. Simon Cowell Says One Direction Might Take a Break: 'They've Got Enough Hits Now'

    July 19, 2015 2:19 PM EDT 17.51 k 594 412 One Direction 's longtime mentor Simon Cowell commented on the pop group's possible future in a recent interview with The Sun . One Direction's Louis Tomlinson Breaks Twitter Silence After Dad Reveal "In terms of the ba ...

  32. 'So You Think You Can Dance' Turns 10: Nigel Lythgoe Looks Back, Ponders Show's End

    July 13, 2015 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Today, with the success of 'Dance Moms' and 'Dancing with the Stars,' dance is all over television, but it wasn't always so. For what seemed like decades, dancing had little presence on television. But in 2005, two major net ...

  33. Simon Cowell to Attend ‎'X Factor' U.K. Auditions After Mother's Death

    July 13, 2015 2:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 Auditions for the new season of ITV talent show The X Factor U.K. ‎are set to start on Wednesday, with creator and judge Simon Cowell attending following the death of his mother on Sunday. Auditions were originally set to begin on Monday, but produc ...

  34. Leona Lewis Finds Her Own 'Power' After Leaving Behind Simon Cowell's Label and More Insider Scoop

    June 08, 2015 2:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Leona Lewis Shakes  Off Syco ​The Library at The Redbury in Hollywood served as an intimate setting for Leona Lewis to preview several tracks from her first album for Def Jam, I Am , and to drop a few more clues about her 2014 departure from her las ...

  35. Midem 2015: L.A. Reid Calls 'X Factor' 'The Worst Thing I've Ever Done'

    June 06, 2015 12:34 PM EDT 1.062 k 291 1 Epic chief L.A. Reid, whose regime at the label is on a hot streak after a bumpy start, did not mince words about his two-season stint as a judge on The X Factor from 2011-2012. "It's the worst thing I've ever done," Reid ...

  36. 'American Idol' Fades Out: Preserving the Show's Legacy Despite a Precipitous Decline

    May 15, 2015 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 No hits, depressed ratings, fewer ads and sky-high salaries all led to this week’s bombshell announcement. Not 24 hours after fox dropped an early morning bomb on May 11 announcing that American Idol , the venerable 14-year-old show that redefined m ...

  37. Simon Cowell Responds to 'American Idol' Cancellation: 'We Had a Blast'

    May 11, 2015 8:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Following news American Idol will return for one last final season, Simon Cowell has responded to the news, saying, "We had a blast!"  'American Idol' Ending With Season 15 Cowell joined the show's cast as one of its origina ...

  38. Rihanna Pumps Up 'Oxygen' on Top Twitter Tracks

    April 17, 2015 4:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Following the release of its official music video , Rihanna 's "American Oxygen" bursts 38-2 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart (dated April 25). The "Oxygen" clip premiered via Tidal on April 5 and remained exclusi ...

  39. Simon Cowell on Zayn's Exit: 'I Knew This Was Coming'

    April 17, 2015 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 One Direction 's longtime mentor Simon Cowell can tell you exactly how he was feeling after Zayn Malik announced he was leaving 1D behind. He was "about to jump off a cliff." All joking aside (we think), Cowell did break down what hap ...

  40. 'The X Factor' Names Olly Murs & Caroline Flack as New Hosts

    April 16, 2015 6:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Olly Murs and TV personality Caroline Flack will return to The X Factor as the show's new hosts this fall, the hit show announced Thursday.  Having co-hosted the spinoff show The Xtra Factor on ITV2 for two years from 2011, the two will reunite ...

  41. Simon Cowell on Zayn Malik's One Direction Departure: 'He's Got to Get His Head Together'

    April 09, 2015 7:35 PM EDT 32.118 k 625 35 Simon Cowell has opened up for the first time about Zayn Malik's recent departure from One Direction , staying relatively neutral about the former boy band member's decision.  "He's a fantastic singer," he told the ...

  42. Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment Brought In $105 Million Last Year

    January 12, 2015 3:59 PM EST The TV and music mogul is reported to have taken home a £24 million pay package. Simon Cowell 's Syco Entertainment music and television company earned £71 million ($105 million) in the last financial year, according to accounts filed at Comp ...

  43. Music in TV and Film, 2014: 'Frozen' Dominates, Singing Battles Go Lukewarm

    December 22, 2014 12:58 PM EST Throughout the week, Billboard will be publishing pieces from our staff writers, each an outstanding authority on their specific area of coverage. From Nashville to Miami, the industry at large, publishing and retail, and the year in touring, we&# ...

  44. 'X Factor' U.K. Finale: Lowest Ratings in a Decade

    December 15, 2014 9:40 AM EST The U.K. season finale of The X Factor on ITV on Sunday night drew an average audience of 9.4 million, becoming the second-lowest-rated season-ending episode of the show ever in the overnight ratings, according to ratings consultancy Attentional. ...

  45. Taylor Swift, Simon Cowell Rank High on Guardian's Media Power List

    December 08, 2014 12:01 PM EST The Guardian has released its MediaGuardian 100 ranking of the most powerful and impactful people across the industries of art, advertising, tech, journalism and every other subsection of ways in which your eyes and ears drink in stuff. Topping th ...

  46. Simon Cowell & Univision's Search Is On for 'Ultimate Latino Boy Band'

    November 18, 2014 5:10 PM EST Online auditions open for 'La Banda' reality contest. Boys (to men) ages 14 and older who live in the United States and Puerto Rico are invited to audition online for La Banda , a television competition aiming to find "the ultimate ...

  47. Norwegian DJ Kygo Is On the Verge of Becoming Dance Music's Next Superstar

    October 24, 2014 4:02 PM EDT The world is full of bedroom producers who dream of being the next Avicii . So how did a 23-year-old DJ from Norway find himself in the middle of a bidding war between every major label, along with interest from industry heavyweights Lyor Cohen ...

  48. Simon Cowell Celebrates Being Named Personality of the Year at MIPCOM

    October 15, 2014 1:45 AM EDT If you think the deepest thing about Simon Cowell are his signature V-necks, a different man accepted MIPCOM's Personality of the Year award Tuesday night in Cannes. Cowell, who was honored for changing both the music and the TV industries wh ...

  49. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean No. 1; Carrie Underwood Debuts on Country Charts

    October 02, 2014 4:56 PM EDT Chesney bows atop Top Country Albums, Aldean logs a milestone reign on Hot Country Songs & expectant mom Underwood's 'Water' breaks. Nearly 20 years after first gracing the list, Kenny Chesney collects his lucky 13th No. 1 on Bi ...

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