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You’ve read it right, folks: lean and mean former American Idol judge Simon Cowell is (finally) going to be a daddy!

Simon Cowell is actually smiling...genuinely! Probably for the baby. (Spread)

Simon Cowell is actually smiling…genuinely! Probably for the baby. (Spread)

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Despite being himself on TV, Simon Cowell still scores hot brownie points with the chics.  Engaged to make up artist Mezghan Hussainy, we’re sure you would think your gaydar was lightly beeping at some point.  As the world watches him tear almost every aspiring singer into tiny shredded pieces of broken dreams, this man opens his mouth and everyone stops on their tracks. The next reaction would either be a toss up between, running home to cry and hide under a rock …. or throw a perfectly aimed water bottle at him with a side of rotten tomatoes.

The man is simply a death trap for confidence but we’re guessing women find that attractive in a man. While being on American Idol, we’ve seen him cut up contestants and go on constant piss fights with fellow judge Paula Abdul.  The tension between them was pretty evident. Sexual tension for that matter!

Yes there was sexual between these two, but more on Paula Abdul’s part. The 52 yr. old British reality TV mogul found himself in a predicament of sorts weighing out his options on the idea of hooking up with 49yr old Paula Abdul.  Cowell admits that Paula was a million percent into pursuing him for a relationship but the thought of never having it good as the before, and the fact that they couldn’t even travel in the same plane, was enough to let their  dates end in just a good kiss.

Apparently, even  Denis Richards has a wild thing for Cowell, and thinks he’s one major hottie! The two were rumoured to have dated while she was 8 months with child.

 

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When it comes to entertainment and celebrities, at any one time there is almost always a pool of super influential people that seem to be either pulling all the strings or covering all of the magazines. Here’s a quick rundown of the top 10 most influential celebrities in entertainment at the moment:

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell’s celebrity status and entertainment industry influence may have started relatively small in the UK, but he’s definitely spread his wings of late. The TV producer, entrepreneur and showbiz judge was the brainchild behind talent show The X Factor, which has now gone stateside in a massive way. As one of the main judges on the show he’s got the power to make people’s careers. Read the rest of this entry »



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The “ex” factor

They’ve fought, flirted, kissed, and shouted abuses at each other—and they are at it again.  Ex-American idol judges Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul have reunited for the X factor. “I like people who disagree with me,” he says. “Paula fascinates me because she’s a complex person.”

Uhm, yeah. In another interview, we believe he used the word “loopy.” But hey, whatever rocks his boat (or more accurately, his ratings). Simon may be all praises for Paula now, but we know this is a marketing move to get the American Idol fans to switch over to his show. Not that they need much prodding at this point—the show’s gone to the “dawgs.”  Pop quiz: what was the name of the last American Idol winner? Yeah, we don’t remember either. Exactly our point.

The show will premiere on Fox this fall. “This show wouldn’t have been the same without Paula, and I can’t believe I am saying this – I have missed her a lot,” said Simon. (Cue bad karaoke music.)

Paula says, “I’m delighted and grateful to be sitting next to Simon again” (subtext: “I have a career again! I have a career again! I have a career again!”) but adds “You might want to check back on in me in a week or two.”

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“Everybody Hurts” For Haiti

Simon Cowell’s Haiti single beat Lionel Richie’s—at least when it comes to the release date. While “We Are The World” just wrapped up last Monday, “Everybody Hurts” is already out on Youtube.

The featured artists are a mix of American and British musicians, including: Leona Lewis, Mariah Carey, Jon Bon Jovi, Robbie Williams, Kylie, Rod Stewart, Alexandra Burke, Miley Cyrus, Take That, Joe McElderry, Cheryl Cole, JLS, Mika, Michael Bublé, James Blunt, James Morrison, Susan Boyle, and Westlife.

According to the official website of the single, “Everybody Hurts” will be available for download on the 7th of February and the CD will be released the day after. All proceeds will go to the victims of the Haiti earthquake.

Which single would you purchase, “We Are The World” or “Everybody Hurts”?



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Another Song For Haiti

It looks like Lionel Richie isn’t the only one who’s producing a star-studded song to benefit Haiti earthquake victims. American Idol’s Simon Cowell is organizing a celebrity record as well.

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“We are going to do a single. I wanted to do something for Haiti, and we had a request from the Prime Minister to put a record together,” he told reporters at the National Television Awards in London last Wednesday.

He is working with singers such as Susan Boyle, Michael Bublé, Rod Stewart, and Leona Lewis to sing REM’s ballad “Everybody Hurts.” Just like Lionel Richie’s upcoming “We Are The World” remake, all proceeds of Simon’s production will go to Haiti earthquake victims.

Which Haiti-benefit single would you purchase, “We Are The World” or “Everybody Hurts?”



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Idol’s 9th Life Takes New Twists

America’s number one TV show, American Idol began its ninth season last Tuesday, and three notable changes have gotten everyone talking.

1. Paula’s out. She left the show before the ninth season began, sighting “contract negotiation problems.” Let me refer to that old saying, “You never really know what you got ‘til it’s gone” or something like that. We miss Paula Abdul’s good-hearted opinions and unintentional comic relief that Kara DioGuardi could never provide.

2. Ellen’s in. The talk show host is the official replacement of Paula, and although she has no background whatsoever in music (except maybe for her regular dance routines on her talk show), Ellen Degeneres promises to give “a layman’s point of view to the show.” It was disappointing though that she wasn’t part of the panel of judges during the initial audition rounds. Instead, guest judges such as Mary J. Blige, Shania Twain, Victoria Beckham, Neil Patrick Harris, Kristin Chenoweth, Joe Jonas, and Katy Perry took the fourth seat.

3. Simon’s leaving. Yes, the infamous AI judge is taking a bow after this season to focus on the American version of X-Factor. Simon Cowell created the popular talent show for Britain, and now he’s taking it to the US. Simon will be busy producing and judging X-Factor for Fox in 2011. “I wanted to do something different,” he said. “I wanted a new challenge.” Will AI ever find a suitable replacement for the brutally honest judge? I doubt it. Other copycat reality talent shows have tried and failed.

AI fans, what do you think about Simon’s plans of ditching the show? Are you looking forward to Ellen as the new Paula?



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Eat your heart out Donald Trump! Simon Cowell has been named the highest earning guy on TV by Forbes, which reported that last year, he earned a whopping $75 million! Thanks to the millions of American Idol fans, I should say.



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Simon Cowell’s Half Century Bash

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What are your plans for your 50th birthday party? If you’re Simon Cowell, you’d rent out Wrotham Park in Hertfordshire, England. It’s this private mansion that the rich people rent to hold private parties. Look at that tent – maybe he’s planning to invite all American Idol contestants, past and present?



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Simon Cowell Clarifies Beatles Comment

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Simon Cowell has always been outspoken and his humor is not appreciated by some. Seems like he’s put his foot in his mouth again. He made a joke about “maybe” signing on the three boys, but not Ringo, as he’s “bad news.” He’s taking it back – he’s always said that he wished he signed them on, and said that statement was just a joke!



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Why am I not surprised? After all, Simon and Paula had chemistry on screen. Simon says that, while he does not want to get in between the producers of the show and Paula, the show is very different without her. Think she’ll ever come back?



Simon Cowell To Stay Put In AI

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You gotta love him or you gotta hate him. For some, the line is quite thin. One thing is for sure – Simon Cowell will be staying with American Idol for at least three more seasons, cantankerous wit and all.



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The first round of auditions for the new season of American Idol has begun. Instead of Paula Abdul, hopefuls faced Posh Spice. Simon Cowell says that he may have bickered with Paula, but he definitely felt her absence. Contestants seem to have the same feeling. Will AI still be as big as it was without her?



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2009 Songwriters Hall of Fame 40th Anniversary Induction Ceremony and Gala in New York
“New” American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi had her own fireworks over 4th of July weekend. She got married to her fiance, Mike McCuddy at the Prospect Harbor United Methodist Church. Were Paula, Simon, Randy, and Ryan among the 30 or wedding guests? I don’t know!



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Susan Boyle Records First Song

**UK PAPERS OUT** Susan Boyle heads away from her luxury Edinburgh hotel to head to Newcastle for the next leg of the Britains Got Talent tour
She has done it! There IS life after BGT! There have been a lot of doubts as to whether Susan Boyle could take the pressure or not, but the news is that she has recorded her first song in the studio. Simon Cowell is Susan’s first and largest fan, I think; and I doubt that she could have made it this far without his support.



Simon Cowell Admits “Mistakes”

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His caustic humor has endeared him to many and made him lots of critics as well. You wouldn’t think that he’d admit to making a mistake, though, would you? Well Sir Cowell, as Ryan Seacrest sometimes calls him, has admitted to maybe making a mistake with Susan Boyle – not about her talent but her mental and emotional capacity to rise to stardom. He even went as far as to say that he could have been kinder to other contestants! Wow!



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Cowell And Boyle To Meet Oprah

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What does Simon Cowell have in common with Susan Boyle? Aside from Britain’s Got Talent, they’re both guesting in Oprah. Big thing for both of them, no doubt about it. I’ll be waiting for this episode, for sure.



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Simon Cowell Might Leave Idol

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Now this piece of news will certainly make things more uninteresting for the talent show. After all, Simon injects his own character into American Idol. While nothing is definite as of yet, Cowell has said that one of his shows might have to go. Aside from AI, he is also working with Britain’s Got Talent and X Factor, both of which he said he “can’t imagine not doing.”



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