Simon Cowell

This Sept. 14, 2012, file photo provided by NBC shows host Nick Cannon on stage during auditions for the talent competition series "America's Got Talent," in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/NBC, Virginia Sherwood, File)

‘Got Talent’ franchise sets Guinness record

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The producers of the “Got Talent” franchise say the TV talent contest is a winner in its own right. Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia said Monday that Guinness World Records has deemed […]

04/07/2014

Simon Cowell, a judge on the FOX series "The X Factor," looks on from the stage during a panel discussion on the show at the FOX 2013 Summer TCA press tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Simon Cowell welcomes baby son Eric

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Simon Cowell is a proud new father. A spokeswoman for Cowell says he and socialite Lauren Silverman welcomed their baby son early Friday evening, Valentine’s Day, in New York. The spokeswoman, […]

02/14/2014

Simon Cowell, a judge on the FOX series "The X Factor," looks on from the stage during a panel discussion on the show at the FOX 2013 Summer TCA press tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Fox’s ‘The X Factor’ ending after 3 seasons

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The X Factor” is ending after three seasons. Fox and the show’s production companies announced Friday that the U.S. edition of the singing competition won’t be coming back this fall. “X […]

02/07/2014

Boy-band singer sorry for high-rise ledge photo

LONDON (AP) — One Direction member Liam Payne says he is sorry for being “stupid and irresponsible” after he was photographed standing on a building ledge 34 stories above the ground. A photo published Wednesday […]

01/15/2014

Simon Cowell, a judge on the FOX series "The X Factor," looks on from the stage during a panel discussion on the show at the FOX 2013 Summer TCA press tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

TV mogul Simon Cowell says he’ll be a dad

LONDON (AP) — British TV mogul Simon Cowell says he’s looking forward to being a father, his first public confirmation that he will be having a child with married New York socialite Lauren Silverman. Cowell, […]

08/20/2013

Simon Cowell, a judge on the FOX series "The X Factor," looks on from the stage during a panel discussion on the show at the FOX 2013 Summer TCA press tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Cowell says ‘X Factor’ female judges reflect music

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The mostly female judges’ panel for “The X Factor” reflects the “girls’ world” of today’s music business, Simon Cowell said Thursday. When “X Factor” returns next month for its third […]

08/01/2013

Entertainer Randy Jackson (AP Photo)

Randy Jackson leaving ‘American Idol’

OS ANGELES (AP) — Randy Jackson out. The 56-year-old “American Idol” judge says he won’t be returning to the Fox talent competition after serving 12 seasons on the show’s judging panel. The record producer said […]

05/09/2013

Simon Cowell in ad for The You Generation on YouTube.

Simon Cowell launches online talent contest

LONDON (AP) — Simon Cowell has taken over television screens and radio airwaves around the world. Now he’s taking aim at the Internet.

02/28/2013

Source: Britney Spears out of ‘X Factor’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears is out of “The X Factor” after a season in which the pop star failed to deliver a ratings boost for the singing contest, a person familiar with the show’s plans said Thursday.

01/10/2013

Simon Cowell break-in

Police in London say a woman has been charged with breaking into the house of entertainment mogul Simon Cowell. The woman is due to appear in a London court today on a charge of aggravated […]

03/26/2012