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Originally posted 11/11/2013 08:35AM
With a baby on the way, X Factor mentor Simon Cowell declared that he was quitting smoking, but in his own words: "I lied."
Claiming electronic cigarettes "don't work," the music mogul eagerly pulled out a pack of cigarettes to light up after taping an episode of his Fox singing competition on Thursday.
"There are a lot of boring things that happen when you have a baby," Cowell, 54, told reporters with a cheeky smile. "[You have to get rid of] sharp edges, cigarettes, alcohol … then there's [baby-proofing] the toilet. But I'll have a smoking room!"
Originally posted 10/04/2013 04:05PM
For Simon Cowell, it's the more, the furrier!
The 53-year-old introduced two new puppies he recently adopted Thursday over Twitter, asking fans, "Any suggestions for names?"
Cowell, who is expecting his first child with girlfriend Lauren Silverman, has spoken out in the past about the importance of adopting a dog rather than buying it from a pet shop. Last month, he sent out a message that he was looking to expand his family.
Originally posted 09/20/2013 10:15AM
We're used to seeing Simon Cowell, 53, as the career-driven, hard-nosed judge on The X Factor, but recently he's given us a glimpse of his softer side.
He carved time out of his busy schedule this week to visit Lauren Silverman, 37, the woman who is pregnant with his child, in New York.
Cowell, dressed in his signature white tee, alongside Silverman who was slightly more glammed up in jeans and stilettos, stopped by the Tracie Martyn penthouse spa on Tuesday. "The couple looked relaxed and happy," an onlooker says. After receiving their treatments, "they walked out of the spa looking fresh."
Originally posted 09/08/2013 12:00PM
"Oh my God, this is exciting, and it's going to be a bit of a nightmare for the next few weeks," were the X Factor judge's first thoughts
Originally posted 09/04/2013 12:30PM
"Simon couldn't be happier," a source tells PEOPLE. "He is just so excited"
Originally posted 09/03/2013 12:00PM
Simon Cowell's baby will arrive in time for a very big night in Daddy's life.
"The baby will be at the [musical] premiere. I've timed it," Cowell, 53, joked Tuesday on the ITV morning show Daybreak, referring to I Can't Sing! The X Factor Musical, which premieres in London's West End in March.
In fact, Lauren Silverman's due date has not been disclosed – though Cowell told London's Times on Monday that seeing the baby scan recently was "just surreal."
Originally posted 09/02/2013 06:00PM
The fact that Simon Cowell is going to be a dad is really starting to sink in.
The X Factor judge, who's expecting his first child with girlfriend Lauren Silverman, recently saw a scan of his baby and says, "It is just surreal."
"You literally see this thing which is now alive moving around," he says in an interview with The Times of London newspaper. "I feel very paternal right now. So I am very happy."
Originally posted 08/26/2013 06:00AM
Since Sunday night was all about the VMAs (see all the red carpet looks here), it's a little hard to think about anything but Justin Timberlake. So, we're doing you a favor: Here are five other things that you might have missed this weekend:
Originally posted 08/24/2013 05:00PM
That's one happy father-to-be!
After admitting that things in his life were changing for the better, a beaming Simon Cowell held hands with Lauren Silverman, who is expecting his child, while walking along a French beach on Saturday.
It was the first time the couple have been seen together since news of her pregnancy broke. The X Factor judge is set to become a first-time dad with Silverman, who came to a quick divorce settlement with her husband, Cowell's pal Andrew Silverman, just two weeks after the pregnancy bombshell.
"I'm proud to be a dad ... It's something I hadn't thought of before, but now I know I feel good about it," Cowell, 53, said in a recent interview.
Originally posted 08/22/2013 10:05AM
After not seeing each other for several weeks, Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman reunited Wednesday for a vacation in the South of France, and are said to be thinking about a future together with their baby.
"He is very pleased that her divorce is finalized, and he is excited about spending time with Lauren," a source tells PEOPLE. "He wants to make sure that she and the baby are doing okay. He is getting more and more excited about the baby."
Another source adds: "They are definitely an item. They are making plans together for the future for themselves and the baby."
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