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Posted Friday 8/10/18 at 1:34PM EDT
Glee alum Matthew Morrison to star in Simon Cowell's BBC talent reality show The Greatest Dancer
Morrison will serve as one of the three dance captains, joining Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Tweedy and Strictly Come Dancing professional Oti Mabuse. The talent show is Cowell's first co-production with the BBC.
Posted Wednesday 7/18/18 at 1:42PM EDT
One Direction's Louis Tomlinson joins The X Factor UK judging panel
Source: Digital Spy
Tomlinson and his One Direction pals placed third on The X Factor in 2010. Now he'll be sitting on a judging panel with Simon Cowell, who helped form his former boy band.
Posted Wednesday 5/30/18 at 2:14PM EDT
America's Got Talent returns to dominant ratings
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
About 12.1 million watched last night's Season 13 premiere. ALSO: Simon Cowell says he's "genuinely not interested" in American Idol.
Posted Sunday 5/06/18 at 2:49AM EDT
Simon Cowell fails to acknowledge that a Britain's Got Talent act already auditioned for him on America's Got Talent
Source: Radio Times
Posted Monday 4/30/18 at 8:42PM EDT
Simon Cowell juggles chainsaws in creepy America's Got Talent promo
Source: Us Weekly
NBC has a two-minute preview of Season 13, which premieres Tuesday, May 29.
Posted Monday 3/26/18 at 9:56AM EDT
BBC orders The Greatest Dancer, its first Simon Cowell reality show, possibly starring Glee's Matthew Morrison
The Greatest Dancer will search for Britain's best dancer. No talent has been announced, but Morrison was part of a pilot for the reality show.
Posted Wednesday 2/21/18 at 7:00PM EST
America's Got Talent renewed for Season 13, with everybody returning
Host Tyra Banks and judges Simon Cowell, Mel B., Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel will all return this summer. The series is more popular than ever, with Season 12 delivering its highest ratings to date.
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 5:53AM EST
CBS’ The World’s Best talent competition sounds a lot like America’s Got Talent
Source: reality blurred
Although the Mark Burnett-Mike Darnell reality competition is billing itself as having the best talent and judges from around the globe, the same can be said of America’s Got Talent, which also features worldwide talent and international judges.
Posted Thursday 2/01/18 at 2:23PM EST
Simon Cowell and his fellow Britain’s Got Talent judges have had their security beefed up over acid attack fears
Source: The Daily Mail
Audience members are now forbidden from bringing in water to the auditions following a spate of acid attacks around London.
Posted Thursday 1/18/18 at 9:48PM EST
Report: American Idol is struggling with Katy Perry’s tardiness and a lack of comedic tension between judges
Perry is “almost always late” to the audition rounds, according to TMZ, which adds that another concern is the lack of comedic tension that helped make the original Idol a hit with banter between Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell. “Katy is really fun, Lionel (Richie) has a strong point of view and Luke (Bryan)'s pure country,” says TMZ. “But they're not at each other's throats, either in a serious or funny way, and some honchos are worried that's the kind of heat that makes a show a hit.”
Posted Tuesday 11/14/17 at 2:27PM EST
Simon Cowell has gone from 80 to two cigarettes a day
Source: Page Six
After last month’s health scare, The X Factor and America’s Got Talent judge is also cutting down on alcohol.
Posted Wednesday 11/08/17 at 12:00AM EST
Simon Cowell feared he broke his neck when he fell down stairs
“I was lying on my back thinking, ‘I hope I haven’t broken my neck,’” The America's Got Talent and X-Factor UK boss tells The Sun, adding: “But the NHS (National Health Service) staff were the most amazing people I’ve ever met, genuinely. Fortunately it was all fine.”
Posted Monday 11/06/17 at 9:32AM EST
Simon Cowell returned to The X Factor UK after recovering from a fall
Source: The Birmingham Mail
"The boss is back, Mr. Simon Cowell," host Dermot O’Leary said. ”It's good to have you back."
Posted Friday 11/03/17 at 2:43AM EDT
It’s not certain whether Simon Cowell will return to The X Factor UK this weekend
Source: Radio Times
Although “it’s looking likely” that Cowell will return after a fall last week, Radio Times reports that nothing has yet to be confirmed. The X Factor UK airs live shows on Saturday and Sunday.
Posted Monday 10/30/17 at 8:01AM EDT
Simon Cowell misses The X Factor UK tapings, says his fall down the stairs “could have been a lot worse”
“Sometimes we get a reminder that we’re not invincible and this was certainly mine. It was a huge shock,” The X Factor UK and America’s Got Talent judge said of Friday’s fall, which resulted in him missing Saturday and Sunday’s X-Factor UK live shows. “They think I fainted because I had low blood pressure and so I have got to really take good care of myself to sort that out,” said the 58-year-old Cowell. “After all I am a dad and have more responsibility than ever.”