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Simon Cowell & Howard Stern Top Forbes' List Of Highest Paid TV Personalities

August 9th, 2013 1:00pm EDT
Howard Stern
Simon Cowell and Howard Stern have tied for the top spot on Forbes Magazine's new list of the highest paid TV personalities in America.
 
The record label boss and TV talent show mogul made $95 million between June, 2012 and June, 2013, making him the joint number one earner on Forbes' list along with Stern, who works on Cowell's popular series America's Got Talent.
 
The pair's estimated earnings landed them tied in first place, ahead of conservative talk show host Glenn Beck with $90 million, Oprah Winfrey with $77 million, and her protege Dr. Phil McGraw with $72 million.
 
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A.M. Roundup: Jump The Shark Week, 'Jeopardy' Loser Would've Lost Anyway, Simon Cowell Dumped Lauren Silverman

August 6th, 2013 10:36am EDT
Shark Week
A Connecticut teenager is angry over losing on Jeopardy last week after misspelling the answer to the game show's "Final Jeopardy" question. The 8th grader got the question right, but he added an extra "t" to the spelling of "emancipation" and host Alex Trebek ruled against him for the misspelling. Now the teen feels "cheated" and embarassed. Even if he got it right he had no chance of winning as the leader that day landed a $66,000 payday and a new Kids Week record. (story)

Has the Discovery Channel's "Shark Week" jumped the shark? Viewers were upset Sunday night when the cable network ki...
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Andrew Silverman Fighting For Custody After Seeing Photos Of Wife With Simon Cowell

August 3rd, 2013 6:07pm EDT
Simon Cowell
Sources say Andrew Silverman, one-time friend of Simon Cowell, is aggressively seeking full custody of his son after seeing his estranged wife’s behavior firsthand.

TMZ reports that Silverman found out about his wife Lauren’s affair back in Spring – and then was shocked to see a photo yesterday on TMZ showing Simon and Lauren making out… on HIS boat back in August!

The site says Andrew isn’t worried about money due to a prenup, and is instead fighting for sole custody of his 7-year-old son – and figures Lauren will get plenty of cash from Simon anyway. Sources say Andrew will bring up Lau...
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Simon Cowell Quiet On Lauren Silverman Affair And Pregnancy: 'There Are A Lot Of People's Feelings Involved'

August 2nd, 2013 7:03pm EDT
Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell made a brief comment during a press conference on Thursday to promote the forthoming season of The X Factor, playing dumb at first but then briefly opening up for a non-comment that all but confirmed the recent news that he had an affair with pal Andrew Silverman's wife Lauren and got her pregnant.

"I haven't read the newspapers. Am I missing something?" he replied to one reporter, who asked him how he feels about becoming a father.

"I appreciate the question," he said. "Unfortunately I have to keep this, for the moment, private. It's just one of those things."

"There are a ...
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A.M. Roundup: Megan Fox Pregnant With 2nd Child, Simon Cowell Named In Divorce Papers, Jennifer Aniston's Not A Nudist

August 2nd, 2013 10:10am EDT
Megan Fox
Simon Cowell is expecting a baby with the wife of his best friend, but reports that his baby mama, Lauren Silverman, and her husband Andrew had been separated for some time and are in the midst of a divorce have been greatly exaggerated. As it turns out, Silverman's husband only recently filed for divorce, citing adultery as the reason to end the marriage and also naming Cowell in the papers. Simon's camp initially denied (very strongly) rumors that he and Silverman were in the midst of an affair back in May, around the time when he allegedly got her pregnant. (story)

Megan Fox is expectin...
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Simon Cowell Named In Divorce Filing After Getting Lauren Silverman Pregnant

August 1st, 2013 4:58pm EDT
Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell has kept quiet about reports that he got pal Andrew Silverman's wife Lauren pregnant about 10 weeks ago, dodging questions and refusing to comment on the allegations following Wednesday night's taping of The X Factor.

But there's more to this story than previously believed.

The Silvermans are still technically married, but according to Us Weekly, which broke the pregnancy story, the two "have been unhappy in their marriage for some time and their divorce has been in the works for a while."

"As their marriage deteriorated, she and Simon became close," a source told the magazi...
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A.M. Roundup: Selena Gomez Lands First #1, Randy Travis To Spend Months In Rehab, Cowell To Be First-Time Dad

August 1st, 2013 10:04am EDT
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez got a nice 21st birthday present on Wednesday when her debut solo album "Stars Dance" topped the Billboard 200 chart. The album is her first number-one ever and knocked Jay-Z's (*ahem* -- insanely overrated -- *ahem*) "Magna Carta... Holy Grail" from the top spot. We have a feeling Selena's glory will only last about a week as some guy named Robin Thicke just released his new album this week and it only features the summer's biggest hit, which topped the singles chart for like, the millionth week in a row. (story)

Country singer Randy Travis was discharged from the Plano, Texa...
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Simon Cowell Reportedly Expecting First Child With Best Friend's Wife

July 31st, 2013 8:01pm EDT
Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman
Simon Cowell is reportedly expecting his first child. Numerous sources claim that the music mogul, 53, has gotten New York socialite Lauren Silverman, 36, pregnant after a year of dating.

Lauren is still technically married to Cowell's real estate mogul pal Andrew Silverman, but Us Magazine reports that the two have been separated for a lengthy amount of time.

"Lauren and Andrew have been unhappy in their marriage for some time," a source told the magazine, "and their divorce has been in the works for a while.

"As their marriage deteriorated, she and Simon became close."

Cowell, who has...
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Review: Emblem3 Has ‘Nothing To Lose’

July 30th, 2013 10:30am EDT
Emblem3: Nothing To Lose
Emblem3 truly have ‘nothing to lose’ but do they ‘gain enough’ to become commercially successful?

Just as the album title suggests, former X Factor trio Emblem3 have nothing to lose. And I do mean nada. Why? Well, the former contestants from the show have been unsuccessful in establishing a commercial presence.  That goes for all of them – Tate Stevens, Marcus Canty, Rachel Crow, Josh Krajcik and Melanie Amaro.  To their credit  (or maybe better yet to Simon Cowell’s credit), Emblem3 seem to have more ‘commercial’ firepower than the aforementioned.  That said, that doesn’t make Nothing to ...
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10 Celebs We Love to Hate

July 9th, 2013 11:00am EDT
Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Admit it, you love reading about celebrities, whether they’re A-list actors in amazing films, or certified down-on-their-luck D-listers. And often, they don’t even have to do anything particularly special to earn a little bit of hate from the public. Why love a celebrity who is legitimately talented and a nice person (Tom Hanks?), or hate someone who has done terrible things throughout their career (cough. Chris Brown). No – it’s so much more fun to combine the two. Read up on the celebrities you know you just love to hate.

THE KARDASHIANS

Kim, Khloe and Kourtney stormed into our lives ...
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Simon Cowell Pelted With Eggs On 'Britain’s Got Talent'

June 9th, 2013 12:35pm EDT
Simon Cowell
On Saturday night, Simon Cowell was pelted with eggs by a failed wannabe during the live final of Britain's Got Talent

The music mogul was seated with his fellow judges Alesha Dixon, David Walliams and Amanda Holden watching a performance by opera-singing siblings Richard and Adam Johnson when a lone girl stormed the stage with a box of eggs and began hurling them at a stunned Cowell.

One of the missiles hit its target, leaving Cowell with egg running down his jacket as security ushered the woman off the stage.

It has emerged the girl behind the stunt is Natalie Holt, who was playing v...
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Kids' Choice Awards Highlights: Slimings, Kristen Stewart, Winners, Fashion & More!

March 24th, 2013 7:58am EDT
2013 Kids Choice Awards
Kristen Stewart and One Direction dominated Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday night, landing two top awards each. The winners received special orange blimps as trophies.
 
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" star won Favorite Movie Actress, and she also picked up the Favorite Female Buttkicker award for "Snow White and the Huntsman." The 22-year-old was inadvertently covered in green goo after hugging award presenters Sandra Bullock and Neil Patrick Harris, who had been slimed.

U.K. boy band One Direction was unable to attend the ceremony because they were performing a ...
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Simon Cowell To Launch Online Talent Contest With YouTube

March 1st, 2013 9:22am EST
Simon Cowell
Music mogul Simon Cowell is teaming up with bosses at YouTube.com to launch a global online talent contest.

The X Factor creator has spent years searching for the next big music star as a judge on TV shows American Idol and Britain's Got Talent, and now he's turning to the Internet to find skilled professionals who have yet to be discovered.

Cowell's new project, The You Generation, will launch next month, and allow everyone from magicians to chefs to upload videos of their talent on a specific YouTube channel, where members of the public and chiefs at his production company, Syco Enter...
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Carmen Electra Silences Simon Cowell Dating Rumors

January 14th, 2013 3:30pm EST
Carmen Electra
Carmen Electra has spoken out to finally silence rumors linking her to Simon Cowell, insisting she is just "good friends" with the TV mogul.

The X Factor boss worked with Electra when she joined his show "Britain's Got Talent" last year as a temporary guest judge and they have since been spotted on numerous outings together.

Cowell fuelled the rumors last month when he called her "adorable" and revealed they are "people who date," but the model/actress is adamant they are nothing more than friends.

When quizzed about her rumored romance with Cowell at the Golden Globe Awards in Los An...
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Simon Cowell Confirms He's Dating Carmen Electra

December 20th, 2012 9:35am EST
Simon Cowell
Music mogul Simon Cowell has confirmed he is dating Carmen Electra following months of speculation about their relationship.

The X Factor boss has been spotted on numerous outings with the glamorous actress/model since September and Electra has made no secret of her affection for Cowell, telling Access Hollywood last month, "We worked together on Britain's Got Talent... I really like him. I think he's really cool. Now, obviously he's in town (Los Angeles) with The X Factor and we've started to hang out and we've become friends. I think he's a great guy."

Cowell has now opened up about t...
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Juvenile Arrested For 911 'Swatting' Calls Involving Justin Bieber, Ashton Kutcher & More Celebs

December 19th, 2012 9:24am EST
Justin Bieber
Los Angeles police have arrested a youth in connection with false emergency calls made about homes belonging to Justin Bieber and Ashton Kutcher. Last week detectives made a breakthrough in the investigation when they managed to track down the suspected perpetrator.

Police issued the following statement: "On December 10, 2012, Hollywood Detectives arrested a juvenile from the Southern California region for the Ashton Kutcher swatting incident, as well as a similar swatting incident that took place at the home of Justin Bieber. Other swatting incidents involving this individual have been id...
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Simon Cowell Considers Chris Brown & Rihanna To Fill 'X Factor' Slot

December 15th, 2012 9:16am EST
Chris Brown
Simon Cowell is seeking a replacement for L.A. Reid on "The X Factor," and Rihanna and her on/again, off/again boyfriend Chris Brown are reportedly at the top of the list.

According to Aceshowbiz.com, a source explained, "Simon is a huge admirer of Rihanna and knows she's star quality. As well as bringing an aura to the panel thanks to her current standing in music, she is also feisty and will make great TV. Simon loves these sort of characters."

Rihanna broke up with Brown in 2009 after the hip hop star beat her up the night before the Grammy Awards. He performed community service and co...
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Simon Cowell Teaming Up With will.i.am For Technology Talent Search

September 30th, 2012 6:15pm EDT
will.i.am
Music mogul Simon Cowell is joining forces with his TV rival will.i.am to find the world's next technology giant.

The two stars faced off in a ratings war earlier this year, when Cowell's British version of The X Factor went head-to-head with the U.K.'s The Voice, which features will.i.am as a judge.

However, the pair is now putting the rivalry behind them in a bid to discover the next technology genius, according to Britain's The Sun newspaper.

The Black Eyed Peas hitmaker tells the publication, "We're working on a project called X Factor for Tech - and it's going to be out of this worl...
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Simon Cowell Defends Hiring Psychic To 'Heal' His Home

September 29th, 2012 5:00pm EDT
Simon Cowell
Sometimes celebrities do strange things, and Simon Cowell is one of them. The "X Factor" judge recently hired a psychic to "heal" his Los Angeles mansion.

Fans were stunned to learn Cowell employed a healer to purify his luxurious California home in order to get rid of any negative energy hanging around it.

The TV mogul explained his strange decision on Twitter: "I have to say the house healer did a great job. I did it because if you believe something can make you feel happier then try it.

"I wasn't trying to get rid of bad things but I believe your home should be peaceful. And two peopl...
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Simon Cowell Gives Praise To Demi Lovato

September 13th, 2012 3:50pm EDT
Demi Lovato
Simon Cowell has praised actress/singer Demi Lovato for turning her life around after her stint in rehab.

The former child star checked into a clinic in 2010 to treat issues including bipolar disorder, self-harming and an eating disorder.

Earlier this year she began her new role as a judge on the U.S. version of Cowell's hit TV show The X Factor, and the media mogul has revealed he specifically targeted Lovato because of her 'Disney star gone bad' background.

He tells YoungHollywood.com, "I like the fact, with Demi, that she was this sort of Disney product who went bad, and knows that sh...
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'The X Factor' Is Back And Improved With Britney And Demi

September 13th, 2012 10:04am EDT
THE X FACTOR
The number one show on both Wednesday and Thursday night last fall is back!

What’s that? You think I’m talking about something other than ‘The X Factor’? Well, you would be wrong. Despite all the negative press, the ratings catastrophe talk, and the presence (or utter non-presence) of Steve Jones, this show was the biggest hit of the fall.

So what did they do? They blew it up, of course! Gone is the aforementioned Jones as well as fun vacuum Nicole Scherzinger and pill vacuum Paula Abdul and here comes Britney Spears and Demi Lovato.

I think everyone was ready for the inevitable Britney ...
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Simon Cowell Didn't Want Mariah Carey On 'The X Factor'

September 12th, 2012 7:00pm EDT
Simon Cowell
Mariah Carey makes her anticipated debut on "American Idol" this winter, but she originally approached Simon Cowell about joining him on the judging panel of "The X Factor."

Apparently, Cowell didn't want her on board. Instead, he advised she join the rival singing competition.

Ouch.

Cowell explained to In Touch magazine, "Mariah called me about X Factor and I met with her, but my main concern was that she might have found it harder on X Factor than on American Idol.

"Idol is a more gentle show and Mariah is not someone who wants to say 'no' to people... I think she'll have an easier ti...
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Rumors Persist That Khloe Kardashian Will Be New 'X Factor' Host

September 10th, 2012 8:20am EDT
Khloe Kardashian
As we reported earlier this month, Khloe Kardashian is the number-one pick to host the new season of "The X Factor." And the rumors of her possibly landing the gig are growing stronger.

The "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star reportedly impressed FOX execs in her screen test, and producer/judge Simon Cowell also likes how she holds draws an audience.

Kardashian is the frontrunner on the list of possible female hosts, according to TMZ.com. The new season will start next month in a live show, so producers have little time to fill the spot.

A source told TMZ.com that there's an 85 perce...
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Simon Cowell Accuses 'The Voice' Producers Of Using 'Dirty Tricks'

September 6th, 2012 9:25am EDT
Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell fears Britney Spears will be "devastated" after rival TV bosses decided to put her head-to-head with rival Christina Aguilera in a small screen ratings battle.

The music mogul has branded producers behind the U.S. version of The Voice "cold-hearted" for scheduling an extra episode of the TV talent show at the same time as the season premiere of his singing contest The X Factor next week.

The second season debut of the music mogul's Fox show, which features new judges Spears and Demi Lovato, is set to hit screens on Wednesday.

However, its launch could be overshadowed by a...
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Khloe Kardashian Seriously Being Considered To Host 'The X Factor'

August 7th, 2012 5:50pm EDT
Khloe Kardashian
Khloe Kardashian may be headed to star in her fourth reality series if recent rumors are true; only this time there won't be any awkward brazilian waxing going on while her sisters look on or installing (and testing -- ick!) sex-swings with husband Lamar Odom.

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is reportedly on a short list of stars being "seriously considered" to replace Steve Jones as the host of The X Factor for its second season.

"I've always wanted to do hosting or talk show hosting, so it's definitely something that I would love to do and would be honored to do," she tells E! ...
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Simon Cowell On Mariah Carey Joining 'Idol,' Britney And Demi On 'X-Factor'

July 24th, 2012 8:30pm EDT
Simon Cowell
Yesterday, Fox presented their new panel for The X-Factor to the Television Critics Association via satellite from their auditions in Miami. New judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato joined Simon Cowell. Cowell had some choice words for Mariah Carey, joining his former show American Idol as a judge.

“I’m happy for her actually,” Cowell said, adding what he sees as her upcoming challenge. “I like Mariah. I think she’s going to find it difficult to say no. You’ve got to say no to people. She’s sweet but I think she’ll be great. I got wind of this last week so I knew it was going to happen.”
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Jennifer Lopez Gives Reality Show Rival Britney Spears Some Judging Tips

May 15th, 2012 3:00pm EDT
Britney Spears
Fox network execs officially revealed yesterday that Demi Lovato and Britney Spears are the two new judges on "The X Factor" alongside Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid.

Cowell famously stepped down from "American Idol" to helm "The X Factor," and it had disappointing ratings in its first season. That led him to fire pal Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger from the judging panel. He snagged Demi and Britney, who will probably bring some new life to the show.

Jennifer Lopez, who has been judging "American Idol" for two seasons, has a little advice for Spears.

Lopez told Entertainment Tonight, "J...
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Former 'X Factor' Judge Nicole Scherzinger Sizzled In Purple At 'Men In Black III' Premiere

May 15th, 2012 8:39am EDT
Nicole Scherzinger
Nicole Scherzinger was the hottest star on the red carpet at the "Men In Black III" premiere in Germany on Monday. She looked sensational in a form fitting purple dress that showed off her sexy curves. She wore large silver hoop earrings and black pumps.

In our opinion, she looked better than the newly announced "X Factor" judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato. They appeared at the Fox network's upfronts in New York City on Monday, and Britney tweeted a photo of the two of them with Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid.

Scherzinger and Paula Abdul were kicked off "X Factor" last season after rating...
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Demi Lovato And Britney Spears Officially Join 'The X Factor' & Tweet Photos Of The New Judging Panel

May 14th, 2012 11:22pm EDT
L.A. Reid, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell
Britney Spears and Demi Lovato are officially joining Antonio "L.A." Reid and Simon Cowell on the judges panel of The X Factor.

The two pop stars were introduced at the Fox network's upfronts in New York City on Monday; and Britney tweeted a photo of the fabulous fall-season foursome.

Brit and Demi replace Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, who were let go after the first season of the British import.

"I'm so excited about the whole experience," Britney told the Associated Press. "It's going to be so much fun and different from anything I've ever done. I'm ready to find the true star."
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Demi Lovato Will Be Joining Britney Spears On The Judging Panel Of 'The X Factor'

May 13th, 2012 10:55pm EDT
Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato has officially signed on to join Simon Cowell, Antonio "L.A." Reid and Britney Spears on the judging panel for the second season of The X Factor.

Lovato and Spears will replace judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, who departed after just one season of the show.

TMZ.com broke the news Sunday evening and also reports that both singers will be in New York City on Monday to be introduced by FOX a the fall season Up Fronts.

The show's host, Steve Jones, was also let go at the end of season one, but he has yet to be replaced. Rumor has it Miley Cyrus wants the job and is bein...
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