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Simon Cowell Weighs In On One Direction Break

8/28/2015 11:10am EDT
One Direction Break Is 'Necessary' Says Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell thinks that One Direction's year-long break is "necessary" and will have a positive outcome for the boy band.

"I've known for a while that they were going to take this year off. They had to because of their workload," Cowell revealed at the "X-Factor" launch in England, according to E! News.

"I did what I've always done with the guys and said you make your own decisions and I hope you stay together, but you've got to want to do it yourself so they're smart guys, they'll work it out," he remarked.

Although fans are unhappy with One Direction's decision, as many boy bands wh...

One Direction Star's Girlfriend Shows Baby Off Bump

8/9/2015 1:01pm EDT
Louis Tomlinson's Baby Mama Briana Jungwirth Shows Off Baby Bump
It's been a big week for One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson!

First he publicly confirmed he was expecting a child with girlfriend Briana Jungwirth.

Then, Jungwirth debuted the baby bump the world wanted to see on Aug. 4.

According to E!, on Wednesday, the 23-year-old L.A. stylist was spotted leaving a passport office near Los Angeles.

Reportedly, she is getting her paperwork in order so she can visit the One Direction superstar and his family as she heads further along into her pregnancy.

According to The Mirror, a source close to the pair said: “It may have been an unplanned pregnan...

Is Howard Stern Leaving 'AGT'? -- See Details

6/25/2015 10:16am EDT
Howard Stern Reveals He Is Leaving 'America's Got Talent,' Is Si
"America's Got Talent" will be one less judge for season 11 as Howard Stern is leaving the hit NBC series.

Stern, who appeared as a judge for four seasons since 2012, will leave NBC's reality hit at the end of Season 10, a source divulged to Us Weekly.

According to Stern NBC needed to know if he planned to stay with the reality talent series by July 4. They were planning to move the series to Stern's home base of New York City so that he could continue his Sirius radio show.

"I really, really did struggle because I've been working a long time. I really wanted to decide if this was going ...

No Butts About It: 30 Celebrity Smokers

10/9/2014 2:07pm EDT
No Butts About It: 30 Celebrity Smokers
Everyone knows smoking is bad, but many celebrities can't help lighting up. Maybe they have a tough time quitting the habit, or perhaps they smoke to keep off the weight. A cheeseburger is worse than a cigarette, right?

It may surprise you that some of these stars smoke - others you won't find so shocking.

Keira Knightley is a smoker, and it's probably part of the reason why she's so thin. She's also been accused of having an eating disorder. Early in 2014 she admitted that her grandmother and great-grandmother had anorexia but denied suffering from the disease herself. Either way, both h...

GRL And Simon Cowell Speak Out Following Death Of Simone Battle

9/7/2014 8:00am EDT
GRL And Simon Cowell Speak Out Following Death Of Simone Battle
Following the the tragic death of 25 year old Simone Battle, her band mates expressed their sorrow and grief on Twitter.

“Words cannot express the depth of our loss. Simone's incredible talent was only surpassed by the size of her heart.” read the band stunned statement via Twitter, “We will carry her memory with us in everything we do.”

We will carry her memory with us in everything we do.

— G.R.L. (@grl) September 6, 2014

We will carry her memory with us in everything we do.

— G.R.L. (@grl) September 6, 2014

Battle was found hanging in the closet of her bedroom at her home i...

'The X Factor UK' To Air On US Cable Network

8/6/2014 2:46pm EDT
Simon Cowell
AXS TV will air the upcoming 11th season of the popular singing competition "The X Factor UK," the network announced today in a press release.

TV and music expert Simon Cowell will return to the judging panel for the first time in three years. He will be joined by former Spice Girl singer Mel B (who currently stars on "America's Got Talent"), British pop star Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, and music manager Louis Walsh. Dermot O'Leary will serve as host.

Contestants will compete in two sets of audition rounds, which take place in Manchester, London, Newcastle, and Edinburgh. First, they must p...

Simon Cowell Tweets Baby Photos: "Handsome Like His Dad"

5/6/2014 3:33pm EDT
Simon Cowell, Lauren Silverman and Eric
Simon Cowell is documenting the growth of his three-month-old son Eric, and he's uploaded a trio of pictures to show off how big the infant is getting.

— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) May 5, 2014

Cowell posted a general update yesterday, writing, "Back to the uk today. Hope you are enjoying [Britain's] got talent. Next weeks show has a very special audition. Hearing very good reports on the [One Direction] stadium tour. I hear the shows are very special. And my little boy Eric is healthy and happy."

Very handsome like his dad

— ...

16 Hollywood Stars & Their Supercars

4/25/2014 3:00pm EDT
16 Hollywood Stars & Their Supercars
Honda. Ford. Chevy. These are all household names. We see them every day driving to work, or while going to grab a cup of coffee on the corner, or from our office window. They don't do anything special to really grab your attention - they just exist to get us from point A to point B. And for most of us, that's just fine.

But for those who can afford it, vehicles offer something else - status. And those vehicles are fast and loud, and they grab -no- command attention wherever they go. Whether it's through sleek, formula 1-like styling, or monstrous engines that roar like lions and move like...

Celebrities React To Peaches Geldof's Death

4/7/2014 6:03pm EDT
Peaches Geldof
Stars have come out to offer their tributes and prayers to the Geldof family after Peaches Geldof was found dead today at the young age of 25.

Lily Allen, Lorde, and Simon Cowell are among those who have offered condolences to the family. See their words below:

@lilyallen My thoughts are with Peaches' family at this awful time. I hope they get to grieve in peace. Peaches, rest in peace gorgeous girl

— Lily Allen (@lilyallen) April 7, 2014

Peaches! You beautiful thing. Rest with the angels. My thoughts and prayers go out to all that knew and loved you.

— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Mil...

Hollywood's Hottest Shirtless Men

3/15/2014 8:00pm EDT
Hollywood's Hottest Shirtless Men
Usually it's the women who are objectified in Hollywood, but the men are fair game too! These guys are hard working actors, singers, and athletes who either take time to work out for their six-pack abs or just let nature take its course.

Professional dancers Val and Maskim Chmerkovskiy (pictured above) make sure they're in good shape for "Dancing With The Stars." The two brothers, who were born in the Ukraine, obviously work hard for their physiques.

Some male stars spend a lot of time bulking up at the gym, while others are slim and trim. Check out our gallery of seriously shirtless cele...

Simon Cowell & Lauren Silverman Take 10-Day-Old Son On Miami Beach Vacation

2/24/2014 8:00pm EST
Simon Cowell & Lauren Silverman Take 10-Day-Old Son On Miami Bea
Simon Cowell and his girlfriend Lauren Silverman are already showing their newborn son the high life. They took 10-day-old Eric on his first beach vacation in Miami, Fla., over the weekend.

New mom Silverman looked great in a swimsuit coverup and strappy sandals, while Cowell paraded around in blue and white swim shorts while carrying their two pooches.

It's a good thing it was overcast - it's generally advised that newborns stay out of the sun and covered up because their skin is too sensitive for sunscreen.

Cowell, known for "American Idol" and "The X Factor," wasn't sure how he'd feel...

Proud New Dad Simon Cowell Shares Photos Of Baby Eric

2/17/2014 12:38am EST
Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell's world has changed since becoming a dad for the first time over the weekend.

The music mogul shared a few photos of his newborn son on Twitter on Sunday, leading us to believe he'll have no problem with changing diapers after all.

Cowell posted a photo with his new son and girlfriend Lauren Silverman on Sunday, writing, "I never knew how much love and pride I would feel."

According to Britain's Sunday People newspaper, the first thing Simon told the baby was, "I've waited all my life for you."

A source told the newspaper that Simon and Lauren are "completely obsessed" with...

Simon Cowell Welcomes First Child With Girlfriend Lauren Silverman

2/14/2014 8:21pm EST
Cowell and Silverman
Simon Cowell is a first-time dad after girlfriend Lauren Silverman gave birth to the couple's love child on Friday.

Silverman, 36, was taken to the hospital after going into labor early on Friday, and the music mogul, 54, flew in from London to be by her side for the birth of his son, who the couple named Eric, after his father, according to

The baby was born at 5:45 p.m. (EST) at New York City's Lenox Hill Hospital and weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces.

Lauren also has an eight year old son with ex-husband Andrew Silverman. The couple's divorce was finalized in December divorced last ...

Good Riddance X Factor!

2/10/2014 3:20pm EST
The X Factor
Opinion: A death has occurred in the reality television show family – gasp! The X Factor (USA) was kicked to the curb – CANCELLED! Dun dun dun!!! Normally, being the reality television enthusiast that I am, I might be upset by the ending of the show. However with the cancellation of X Factor, I don’t really give a flip (and yes you know what I mean instead of “flip”). I’m not the only one who does care – few others care either judging by the ratings. X Factor just didn’t connect on the level that American Idol did when it first came out and even with Idol sagging in the ratings now, it’s...

Fox Axes 'The X Factor'

2/8/2014 11:00am EST
The X Factor
FOX has cancelled "The X Factor" after three seasons. The news was announced just hours after Simon Cowell said he would be returning to the British version of the show as a judge.

Last month, Fox entertainment chief Kevin Reilly agreed that the program was struggling against rival singing shows like "American Idol" and "The Voice," stating, "The show underperformed this year. Simon himself would admit that. The ratings were not what we hoped...If the show were to come back, it would not be in the current format we have."

The U.S. version of "The X Factor" launched in 2011 with judges Cow...

Jennifer Aniston, Olivia Palermo, More Stars Show Off Their Bikini Bodies In Cabo, Barbados & St. Barts

12/30/2013 8:21pm EST
Jennifer Aniston, Olivia Palermo, More Stars Show Off Their Biki
After celebrating Christmas with her fiance's family in New York City, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux jetted to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico over the weekend to ring in the new year.

The couple hung out with celebrity pals including Courteney Cox, Howard Stern, Beth Ostrosky, Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearey, who are expected to join them in the holiday festivities.

Aniston was spotted in purple and black string bikinis as she soaked up the rays, kissed her boyfriend and snacked on what looked to be healthy veggies.

According to the MailOnline, the pair recently revealed they had couple'...

Pregnant Celebrity Couples Due In 2014

12/29/2013 3:03pm EST
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
Just because there isn’t a Royal baby or Kimye child on the way doesn’t mean there aren’t bundles of joy to look forward to this year from some of your favorite celebrities. Here are some celebrities couples expecting in 2014:

Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green - Announced in August 

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski - Announced in September

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale - Never announced, but obvious

Danielle and Kevin Jonas - Announced in July

Soleil Moon Frye and Jason Goldberg - announced in August 

Lauren Silverman and Simon Cowell - announced in August


Weird Celebrity News: Colin Farrell Dated Liz Taylor, Simon Cowell's Dogs Get Therapy

12/21/2013 7:00pm EST
Colin Farrell
Weird and unusual things sometimes happen in the lives of celebrities. Here's a roundup of this week's strangest stories...

Irish actor Colin Farrell told Ellen DeGeneres he hasn’t had a romantic relationship since the death of Elizabeth Taylor.

The pair met while Farrell was waiting for the birth of his son and she was getting a heart stint. They wound becoming friends.

He explained, "It was kind of like the last -- it feels like in my head, not hers, I'm projecting -- but the last kind of romantic relationship I had. Which was never consummated."

The duo often called each other in the...

Rumor Patrol: Demi Lovato Appalled By 'X Factor' Joke, Taylor Swift Bans Beyonce From Target, More

12/21/2013 12:03pm EST
Demi Lovato
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Demi Lovato Appalled By X Factor Joke: It was Demi Lovato's last show on reality competition The X Factor, but she didn't exactly get a friendly send-off. Instead, producers created a piece with the intention of teasing her for disagreeing with Simon Cowell all the time - and instead appeared to mock her for her past drinking problems.

Verdict: True. During the show, Mario Lopez introduced the piece an...

'The X Factor' Finds Its Season 3 Winner: Alex & Sierra

12/20/2013 8:25am EST
THE X FACTOR: Finale: Simon Cowell and winners of THE X FACTOR A
'The X Factor' ended one of the worst seasons in singing competition show history with an appropriately awful finale.

Time was, these finales were something of a party. An event that rivaled trophy shows like The Grammys and Oscars with a cavalcade of big guests and enough excitement and tension to actually fill the entire two hours. Now these are shows that Kesha can't even make the time to attend.

Look at the lineup last night. One Direction and Leona Lewis are locks because they were created by this show and have to pay their tributes so let's not count them as gets. Beyond that it's P...

Simon Cowell Will Keep Smoking After Baby Is Born

11/11/2013 12:03pm EST
Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell has changed his mind, after saying he was quitting smoking on the news that his girlfriend Lauren Silverman is pregnant.

While talking to press after taping an episode of X Factor, Cowell grabbed a pack of cigarettes and lit up. When asked about his promise to quit, Simon replied, "I lied." He then explained electronic cigarettes didn't work for him.

He told reporters, as quoted by People, "There are a lot of boring things that happen when you have a baby… [you have to remove] sharp edges, cigarettes, alcohol … then there's the toilet. But I'll have a smoking room!" 

Cowell ...

L.A. Street Artist Plastic Jesus Sends A Message To Simon Cowell

10/19/2013 9:00pm EDT
Plastic Jesus
Los Angeles street artist Plastic Jesus has altered five stop signs in the area near music mogul Simon Cowell's Beverly Hills home in order to send The X Factor judge a message.

The artist made smaller, similar colored metal signs that read "making stupid people famous" and attached them below the "Stop" part of the sign.

The prank isn't the first from the artist, who often uses stencils and art installations to get his message across like British street artist Banksy.

According to Plastic Jesus's website, he uses his art to engage people about world events, society, politics and culture...

Sinead O'Connor Lashes Out At Simon Cowell Following Miley Cyrus Feud

10/5/2013 3:00pm EDT
Sinead O'Connor
Sinead O'Connor is accusing Simon Cowell of ruining the music industry in the wake of her online feud with Miley Cyrus. She claims Cowell and his pal Louis Walsh are destroying the music industry with their talent shows and manufactured acts.
She told host Ryan Turbridy on Ireland's The Late Late Show on Friday, "I think the important thing to say is there's a certain alarm that needs to get rung and I know there are a lot of musicians around the country and around the world that will agree, music is being murdered, rock and roll is being murdered.
"The power of rock and roll to change ...

Male Celebrities Who Have Had Plastic Surgery

10/1/2013 1:07pm EDT
Mickey Rourke
Usually we think about women when we think about plastic surgery in Hollywood. However, plenty of leading men had had some work done to keep their youthful appearance. Here are some male celebrities who have had plastic surgery...

Mickey Rourke

Despite never losing a matching during his three-year boxing career, the fights left Mickey's face disfigured. The actor says he went to the "wrong guy" for his cosmetic work. He had five operations on his nose and had to fix a broken cheekbone.

Bruce Jenner

Bruce had a facelift and nose job in the 80s during a rough period in his life. "I ...

The Strangest Celebrity Couples

9/29/2013 12:07pm EDT
The Strangest Celebrity Couples
Love is blind, or so they say. Even in Hollywood, where image is everything, we've seen our share of odd pairs. Here are some of our favorite Strange Celebrity Couples, past and present:

Simon Cowell and Carmen Electra

A blinked-and-you-missed-it romance, these two dodged dating rumors after meeting on the set of Britain's Got Talent - but it was never confirmed they actually hooked up. However, those rumors came back with a vengeance thanks to Simon's scandal with Lauren Silverman - some reports even claimed the two of were broken up when she learned he was cheating on her with Silverman...

'The X Factor': Meet The Final 40

9/27/2013 8:44am EDT
'The X-Factor' Meet the Final 40
In a season that's trying its best not to make 'The X Factor' look like 'The X Factor', last night's episode just completely dismantled the whole show into something completely unrecognizable.

Firstly, there's not going to be any boot camp this year. No battles, no judges' homes. Nothing. It's just a big skip straight to performing back in the arenas. Something called the Four Chair Challenge - a blatant rip-off of 'The Voice' (it appears) as it seems this show is sharply focused on getting down to the live show roster as quickly as it can.

Or drag it out with its Four Chair Challenge for...

'The X Factor' Review: The Good, The Bad, The Simon

9/13/2013 8:35am EDT
X-Factor - Roxy Montana
This could be the beginning of the end.

'The X Factor' has ever been the rating juggernaut that its creator's former series was, but it still normally led Fox to a ratings win every Wednesday. Even if just barely.

Now it seems like a disaster.

Last night, the Fox singing competition series delivered a mere 2.1 rating for its season premiere. That up against essentially no competition whatsoever. Unless you count Simon's former showmate Ryan Seacrest's 'Million Second Quiz' as competitor. Which nobody does.

Going for the show is that it's cheap to produce, has endless promotional tie-ins...

Simon Cowell Opens Up About Why Britney Spears Left 'The X Factor'

9/8/2013 10:04am EDT
Simon Cowell
Famous pop star Britney Spears' $15 million The X Factor contract wasn't renewed because she was "very uncomfortable" on the show.

The show's creator Simon Cowell has admitted he didn't realize that the Toxic singer is not a big talker and confirmed it was the main reason he decided to replace her on the judging panel this year after just one season.

The 55-year-old British star told Ellen DeGeneres in a new interview that will air on Tuesday "I didn't realize that! I kind of booked someone who couldn't talk, which is a bit of a problem when you want someone to judge."

He added: "She was...

Simon Cowell Says Lauren Silverman Is Not A Gold Digger, Unborn Child Won't Inherit His Fortune

9/7/2013 9:00am EDT
Simon Cowell & Lauren Silverman
Simon Cowell says his expectant girlfriend Lauren Silverman isn't after his money. In a recent interview with Ellen DeGeneres, "The X Factor" judge called gold digger rumors "absolute nonsense."

This summer it was revealed that Silverman, who was married at the time, was expecting a baby with Cowell. The news was bittersweet because Cowell knew the media would go nuts over the news.

"Oh my god, this is exciting and this is going to be a bit of a nightmare for the next few weeks - because everyone knows it was well documented. It was kind of uncomfortable, you know, the situation."

He con...

Simon Cowell Proclaims His Child Will Not Inherit Fortune; Will Give It To Charity?

9/5/2013 9:59am EDT
Simon Cowell
The X Factor creator Simon Cowell has no plans to hand his child a massive inheritance, insisting his immense fortune will go to charity.

The dad-to-be, who is worth an estimated $360 million, is adamant his offspring won't receive any hand-outs because he wants his money to help unfortunate children and animals.

Cowell tells Britain's Esquire magazine, "I'm going to leave my money to somebody. A charity, probably - kids and dogs. I don't believe in that passing on from one generation to another... Your legacy has to be that hopefully you gave enough people an opportunity, so that they ...