01:16 PM EDT 11/23/2015
Originally posted 07/23/2015 07:45PM
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.
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
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.
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.
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