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The Top Gear Hosts Are Coming to Amazon! Check Out Their Most Surprising Celebrity Guests

The Top Gear Hosts Are Coming to Amazon! Check Out Their Most Surprising Celebrity Guests

Originally posted 07/31/2015 04:05PM

It seemed Top Gear as we knew it had come to an end after an "unprovoked physical and verbal attack" led to the BBC dropping host Jeremy Clarkson.

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Simon Cowell Says He Told Louis Tomlinson to 'Man Up' When He Heard Baby News, Says One Direction Taking a Break

Simon Cowell Says He Told Louis Tomlinson to 'Man Up' When He Heard Baby News, Says One Direction Taking a Break

Originally posted 07/19/2015 03:25PM

Simon Cowell revealed how he reacted to Louis Tomlinson's baby news – and also said that One Direction will take a break soon – in a new interview with The Sun.

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Simon Cowell Is 'Absolutely Delighted' Louis Tomlinson Is Going to Be a Dad

Simon Cowell Is 'Absolutely Delighted' Louis Tomlinson Is Going to Be a Dad

Originally posted 07/15/2015 05:00PM

"Simon was one of the first people Louis called after he'd told his family," a source tells PEOPLE

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Simon Cowell Returns to X Factor Following His Mother's Death

Simon Cowell Returns to X Factor Following His Mother's Death

Originally posted 07/08/2015 03:55PM

Simon Cowell has been mourning in privacy since the death of his mother, Julie Cowell, earlier this week at the age of 89.

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Simon Cowell's Mom, Julie, Has Died: We 'Will Miss Her Terribly'

Simon Cowell's Mom, Julie, Has Died: We 'Will Miss Her Terribly'

Originally posted 07/05/2015 08:35PM

Julie Cowell, the mother of Simon Cowell, passed away on Sunday, PEOPLE has confirmed. She was 89.

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Rita Ora to Join The X Factor U.K. Judging Panel | The X Factor, Rita Ora, Rita Ora

Rita Ora to Join The X Factor U.K. Judging Panel

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."

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Simon Cowell: 'I Still Haven't Changed' My Son's Diaper

Simon Cowell: 'I Still Haven't Changed' My Son's Diaper

Originally posted 05/27/2015 02:00PM

"I never expected to be a father, but I love it. Eric makes me laugh," Cowell says

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Simon Cowell Pays Tribute to American Idol: 'We Had a Blast'

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Simon Cowell Pays Tribute to American Idol: 'We Had a Blast'

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.”

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Are Simon, Paula and Randy Returning for American Idol's Final Season?

Are Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson Returning for American Idol's Final Season?

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.

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