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Posted Monday 10/15/18 at 9:45AM EDT
The Queen's Royal Art Collection is inspiring a scripted series from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and Simon Cowell
“We’re doing story behind portraits in the royal collection. This came out of conversations about every great film like The Duchess. The portraits hang in the royal collection and there’s incredible stories behind them,” says Nigel Hall, the head of TV for Cowell's Syco production company. “Every episode, which is Julian’s idea, ends with the portrait being painted. For instance, one of the stories is a servant who worked for three kings and the queen. It’s a bit like The Butler. They’re all fascinating stories.”
Posted Thursday 9/20/18 at 9:25PM EDT
Carrie Underwood got emotional during her Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony
The former American Idol winner was joined at today's ceremony by her frequent CMA Awards co-host Brad Paisley and former Idol judge Simon Cowell. “This shy lady walks in and sings ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me’ and the show turned into full color," Cowell said of her first audition in 2004. "That was the effect Carrie had on me and the producers and we thought we may have found a great artist here." Underwood said of the honor: "How is this my life? How does a girl from Checotah, Oklahoma, get a star on the Walk of Fame? I will tell you: belief. So many people who have believed in me."
Posted Wednesday 8/22/18 at 6:30PM EDT
Kelly Clarkson helped honor Simon Cowell at his Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony
Source: The Daily Mail
American Idol alums Adam Lambert and Katharine McPhee, as well as Cowell's America's Got Talent judging panel, were also on hand for today's Hollywood Blvd ceremony.
Posted Wednesday 8/22/18 at 1:56PM EDT
Simon Cowell signs a multi-year deal to stay on America's Got Talent
“Simon Cowell is an extraordinary showman whose success stories over the years on multiple continents speak for themselves,” said NBC reality boss Paul Telegdy. “We are thrilled that he will continue as a judge on America’s Got Talent and that his stewardship of the franchise will go forward for many years to come.”
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.