Simon Cowell News
Submitted by BANG Showbiz on October 2, 2011
LOS ANGELES – Simon Cowell does 500 push-ups a day.
The 'X Factor' judge sticks to the same routine every day which includes regular exercise, breakfast in bed and at least four beers in the evening.
He told People magazine: "I'll do 500 push-ups in a day religiously, and if I can I like to have a workout. Then I have a steam and a bath but I always have breakfast in bed.
Submitted by BANG Showbiz on September 30, 2011
LOS ANGELES – Simon Cowell hasn't married his fiancee Mezhgan Hussainy yet because he's been so busy working on 'The X Factor'.
The music mogul has launched a US version of his pop star search show this year and he admits his attention has been focused on making his new project a success rather than think about wedding plans.
Submitted by BANG Showbiz on September 27, 2011
LOS ANGELES – Simon Cowell has hit out at Lady Gaga for being the "most boring singer in the world".
The music mogul believes the 'Born This Way' hitmaker, Beyonce Knowles and Katy Perry - who recently matched Michael Jackson's record of having five number one hit singles from the same album on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart - need to be on TV to shine because without a visual medium they are dull.
Submitted by BANG Showbiz on September 22, 2011
LOS ANGELES – Simon Cowell wants the US 'X Factor' to be more successful 'American Idol'.
The music mogul - who quit as a judge on 'American Idol' to kick start the new version of the pop star search show - will "die trying" to be the most watched program, and he is confident 'The X Factor' will become the best series of its kind.
Submitted by BANG Showbiz on September 20, 2011
LOS ANGELES – Simon Cowell might not marry for 20 years.
The 51-year-old 'X Factor' judge popped the question to Mezhgan Hussainy, 38, last year and although she has recently been spotted without her engagement ring and Simon admitted he "wasn't sure" if they were still engaged, his publicist Max Clifford insists all is well but the pair have no immediate plans to tie the knot.
Submitted by BANG Showbiz on September 15, 2011
LOS ANGELES – Simon Cowell is renovating his mansion - because the brickwork looked unbalanced.
The music mogul was reportedly envious of the neat edging on a house close to his London home and after deciding the mortar in his walls was "sub-standard" is now undergoing extensive work on the exterior of his $18.9 million west London property.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Simon is very picky about certain things and needs a lot of order in his life.
Submitted by Alicia Rancilio on June 10, 2011
NEWARK, N.J. – At auditions filmed Thursday before a live audience for "The X Factor," Simon Cowell seemed to want people to move on from the shakeup on the show's judges panel replacing British pop singer Cheryl Cole with American counterpart Nicole Scherzinger.
"It wasn't really such a big deal as everybody thought. ... Truth is you've got to move on. It's about the contestants. They've got no interest in us bickering," Cowell said at the auditions in New Jersey.
Submitted by Alex Kennedy on May 27, 2011
SINGAPORE – Paula Abdul said Friday her reunion with Simon Cowell on his new talent show is going great, for now.
"We're still in the honeymoon phase, which will probably only last another minute," the 48-year-old Abdul told reporters in Singapore. "Simon and I ended up having a wonderful, exquisite, challenging and frightening relationship."
Submitted by Rich King on April 25, 2011
LOS ANGELES – There's a familiar name at the top of Simon Cowell's wish list as he looks to finalize who will be sitting next to him for the U.S. debut of The X Factor – Paula Abdul.
In an interview with Deadline.com, Cowell echoes his past sentiments to reunite with his longtime American Idol pal.
Submitted by Alicia Rancilio on April 7, 2011
NEW YORK – Simon Cowell wants to make sure he finds the most talented singer for the U.S. debut of "The X Factor." That's why he's set up audition studios in Nashville, Tenn.; Anchorage, Alaska; Kansas City, Kan.; and Denver throughout April.