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Carlos Marin, Singer in British Quartet Il Divo, Dies at 53

Carlos Marín, who was part of the British singing group Il Divo, died Sunday at age 53. The cause of death was not revealed; however, he had been hospitalized recently. The group announced his death via its Instagram account. “It is with heavy hearts that we are letting you know that our friend and partner, […]

Simon Cowell’s ‘The X Factor’ Canceled in U.K. After 17 Years

The X Factor, Simon Cowell’s ratings juggernaut that first aired in the U.K. in 2004 and has given rise to some of the biggest pop acts of the 2000s, has been canceled by British network ITV. The broadcaster has confirmed that there are “no current plans” for another season of the show in the U.K. […]

Simon Cowell Set for ITV Musical Game Show ‘Walk the Line’

Simon Cowell will be lead judge on new musical game show Walk the Line that U.K. TV giant ITV has ordered. The show format is co-produced and co-developed by Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and Lifted Entertainment, which is part of ITV Studios and behind such ITV hits Love Island and I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of […]

Simon Cowell Cancels Appearance on ‘X Factor Israel’

Simon Cowell has pulled out of judging duties for the upcoming season of X Factor Israel. The British producer and reality TV personality, who is currently appearing as a judge on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, was set to also assess contestants for the Israeli version of The X Factor. But over the weekend, Reshet, the […]

Simon Cowell Hospitalized With Broken Back After Falling Off Electric Bicycle

Simon Cowell broke his back on Saturday afternoon while test riding his electric bicycle in Malibu.

Simon Cowell’s Syco, Fremantle Launching ‘Magnificent Dancer’ in China

Fremantle, Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment and the Shanghai Media Group have teamed on new Chinese talent show 'The Magnificent Dancer.'

NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ Probe Looks Beyond Simon Cowell

If NBC is looking for a silver lining to the messy fallout from Gabrielle Union's America's Got Talent dismissal, at least time is on the network's side.

Simon Cowell Inks New 5-Year Deal With U.K.’s ITV

Simon Cowell's Syco has signed a new five-year deal with U.K. network ITV amid controversy over NBC's 'America's Got Talent' in the U.S.

Simon Cowell Beefs Up Legal Team Amid ‘America’s Got Talent’ Investigation

In the wake of Gabrielle Union's exit as a judge on NBC's 'America's Got Talent,' in which she cited a "toxic culture," Simon Cowell has beefed up his legal team and retained his Los-Angeles based lawyer.

Sharon Osbourne Backs Howard Stern’s “Boys’ Club” Critique of ‘America’s Got Talent’

Sharon Osbourne sounded off on the 'America's Got Talent' controversy on 'The Talk,' agreeing with Howard Stern that the NBC series is a "boys' club" led by Simon Cowell.

Howard Stern Blames Simon Cowell for Gabrielle Union’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ Exit

Howard Stern on Monday weighed in on Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough's departure as judges on 'America's Got Talent' during his SiriusXM show.

Simon Cowell Extends Term as ‘America’s Got Talent’ Judge

Simon Cowell has signed a multiyear deal to remain as a judge and executive producer of 'America's Got Talent,' NBC's top summer show.