• The Hollywood Reporter on LinkedIn
  • Follow THR on Pinterest

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell

Latest News

  1. 'X Factor' Finale Recap: The Underdogs Vs. The Front-Runners

    8:58 pm PST 12/19/2012
    Number of comments:

    The top three finalists -- Carly Rose Sonenclar, Tate Stevens and Fifth Harmony -- give America one last impression as the competition for the $5 million recording contract winds down. READ MORE

    • 0
  2. 'X Factor' Pays Tribute to School Shooting Victims (Video)

    6:33 pm PST 12/19/2012
    Number of comments:

    Fox's singing competition opened its season finale by honoring the 26 people who were killed during last week's tragedy in Newton, Conn. READ MORE

    See All Videos

    • 0
  3. 'X Factor' Sees Significant Social Media Strides

    2:30 pm PST 12/19/2012
    Number of comments:

    The Simon Cowell-led contest is the most social broadcast show and has quadrupled its social TV activity in season two. READ MORE

    • 1
  4. Simon Cowell Reacts to L.A. Reid's 'X Factor' Exit, Bon Jovi Replacement Suggestion

    5:35 pm PST 12/17/2012
    Number of comments:

    Might the Jersey rocker join the Fox reality competition? "Anything could happen," teases Cowell. READ MORE

    • 2
  5. 'X Factor' Finale Duet Partners Revealed: Demi Lovato, LeAnn Rimes, Little Big Town

    5:08 pm PST 12/17/2012
    Number of comments:

    After Fifth Harmony performed two Lovato tracks throughout the competition, the 20-year-old pop star will join them on stage for Wednesday's competition. READ MORE

    • 2
  6. Simon Cowell Calls 'X Factor' 'Crisis Meeting' in UK (Report)

    5:07 am PST 12/17/2012
    Number of comments:

    The sharp-tongued judge will return to London in January to try to reinvigorate the UK show in the face of falling ratings. READ MORE

    • 0
  7. 'X Factor' Results: Emblem3 Are Eliminated

    8:32 pm PST 12/13/2012
    Number of comments:

    Bruno Mars and Bridget Mendler were guest performers and witnesses to an unexpected exit. READ MORE

    • 1
  8. 'X Factor' Alum Chris Rene Eyes Working With Emblem3

    5:45 pm PST 12/13/2012
    Number of comments:

    The season one finalist talks with THR about his producing ambitions, as well as being the first featured performer on a new show, "Real Music Live," premiering on NBC Dec. 22. READ MORE

    • 2
  9. L.A. Reid Will Not Return for 'X Factor' Season 3

    4:00 pm PST 12/13/2012
    Number of comments:

    The Epic Records chairman is returning to his day job to invest renewed energy into developing talent. READ MORE

    • 6
  10. Simon Cowell to Remain Judge on 'Britain's Got Talent' Next Year

    4:01 pm PST 12/12/2012
    Number of comments:

    The talent show on ITV1 will also bring back hosts Ant & Dec and the other judges. READ MORE

    • 0
  11. 'X Factor' Burning Questions: Is Emblem3 Box Office Bound?

    2:25 pm PST 12/10/2012
    Number of comments:

    Who is eyeing a guest spot on "Glee"? Who wants to be thrown out of a bar on-screen? And who said the reality show is "fake"? Will One Direction return for the finale? Read on for the answers. READ MORE

    • 0
  12. 'X Factor' U.K. Draws Lowest Season Finale Ratings Since 2006

    1:52 am PST 12/10/2012
    Number of comments:

    The ITV1 music competition has seen its season-average audience in Britain decline for two consecutive seasons since creator Simon Cowell left his on-air role. READ MORE

    • 2
  13. Tim Urban on Taylor Swift Break-Up Song: Maybe It Will Get Me Back on 'Ellen' (Video)

    9:43 pm PST 12/09/2012
    Number of comments:

    The "American Idol" alum tells THR how he wrote the viral tune lamenting Swift's inevitable future split from One Direction's Harry Styles. READ MORE

    See All Videos

    • 2
  14. Melanie Amaro on Her 'X Factor' Return: 'I Had Nerves'

    8:54 am PST 12/07/2012
    Number of comments:

    The season one winner debuted her new song, "Long Distance," on Thursday night's results show. READ MORE

    • 0
  15. Simon Cowell on Signing 'X Factor's' Emblem3: 'I'm Not Going to Let Anyone Else Get Them'

    11:56 pm PST 12/06/2012
    Number of comments:

    "He just wants us to focus on what's going on, so he's probably not telling us that on purpose, but this is awesome," Wesley Stromberg tells THR. READ MORE

    • 0
  16. 'X Factor' Recap: Diamond White, CeCe Frey Fall Short of Semifinals

    6:50 pm PST 12/06/2012
    Number of comments:

    With two acts eliminated on Thursday's episode, only four remain. Also: Ke$ha and season one winner Melanie Amaro perform. READ MORE

    • 0
  17. U.K. Police Arrest Celebrity Publicist Max Clifford in Sexual Abuse Probe

    1:26 pm PST 12/06/2012
    Number of comments:

    The PR man, whose clients have included Simon Cowell, was questioned as part of an investigation following allegations against late TV host Jimmy Savile.
 
 READ MORE

    • 0
  18. 'X Factor' Burning Questions: Is Carly Wooing Justin Bieber's Fan Base? How Does Tate Feel About Being the Oldest Competitor?

    12:11 pm PST 12/06/2012
    Number of comments:

    Who might give some of the $5 million prize to charity? Who loves it when the judges fight? How did Carly feel about being compared to JoJo? Read on for answers. READ MORE

    • 0
  19. Confessions of an 'X Factor' Virgin

    8:00 am PST 12/06/2012
    Number of comments:

    Long-time viewer, first-time studio audience member Jonathan Bernstein goes inside the belly of the Simon Cowell beast and lives to tell about it. READ MORE

    • 0
  20. 'X Factor' Redux: Why CeCe Frey Is Actually Cool

    12:00 pm PST 12/05/2012
    Number of comments:

    There's an F-word the 21-year-old won't use -- and (surprise!) it reveals the polar opposite of a diva. READ MORE

    • 3
  21. 'X Factor' Burning Questions: The Top 6 on Viewer Input, Song Choices and Wearing 'Speedos and Cowboy Boots'

    7:36 pm PST 12/04/2012
    Number of comments:

    The contestants mull over their song choices, while one fears what the public may choose for his wardrobe. What did Britney Spears' teens do for their mentor's birthday? Read on for the answers. READ MORE

    • 2