04:44 PM EDT 07/06/2015
Originally posted 07/05/2015 08:35PM
Julie Cowell, the mother of Simon Cowell, passed away on Sunday, PEOPLE has confirmed. She was 89.
Originally posted 06/16/2015 06:35PM
Rita Ora's gonna give you a whole other reason to love her.
The "Black Widow" singer announced Tuesday on Twitter that she's been tapped to sit at The X Factor (UK) judges' table. She'll join current judges Simon Cowell and singer Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, along with fellow new judge, BBC radio host Nick Grimshaw.
Ora is no stranger to singing competitions. She was a coach on the BBC One's The Voice last season and appeared as a guest judge on X Factor in 2012.
"I am excited to be coming back. I had a ball here in 2012," said Ora. "This is a journey I can't wait to embark on to find some talented singers. It's the new generation taking over. Booooom."
Originally posted 05/27/2015 02:00PM
"I never expected to be a father, but I love it. Eric makes me laugh," Cowell says
Originally posted 05/11/2015 07:30PM
Simon Cowell has paid tribute to American Idol, revealing he and his costars had a "blast" on the talent show juggernaut.
The 55-year-old Brit, whose acid-tongued barbs made him a superstar in the States, spoke out Monday after Fox revealed the show would end after 15 seasons.
And Cowell fondly remembered the show – recalling the "great times" he spent on and off air with his costars Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, Ryan Seacrest and first-year cohost Brian Dunkleman.
He tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement: "We had a blast! Me, Paula, Randy, Ryan – and not forgetting Brian. Thanks to the fans we were able to make some great shows and found some amazing artists. Fox took a risk on a brand new show and I want to thank them for giving us the opportunity. They really were great times.”
Originally posted 05/11/2015 03:00PM
After several years spent as Fox's most successful series, American Idol experienced a steep decline in viewership in recent years that, finally, has led to its cancellation.
Originally posted 05/01/2015 06:40PM
Originally posted 04/28/2015 09:25AM
The usually serious Simon Cowell showed his playful side on Monday as he posed with Katie Couric.
Originally posted 04/17/2015 09:00PM
Zayn Malik may have left One Direction for a solo career but his former bandmate Louis Tomlinson is branching out in the music business in the different way.
Originally posted 04/17/2015 07:35AM
It's been a little while since Zayn Malik left everyone's favorite post-aughts boy band. Has the pain lessened at all? No? Well, you're not alone.
Simon Cowell visited The Late Late Show Thursday, and explained to James Corden that he felt like he was "about to jump off a cliff" when he found out Malik was leaving the group that he helped put together. Same, Simon. Same.
Originally posted 03/25/2015 01:15PM
After five years as part of a legitimate musical phenomenon, Zayn Malik has officially left One Direction.
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