London: Music mogul Simon Cowell has blasted Lily Allen's allegation of corruption in the music industry and told her to stop "bleating" on.
The 'X Factor' boss was angry when the 'Smile' hitmaker criticised the early release of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' new single, Uptown Funk, after it was performed on the UK reality show by contestant Fleur East.
Ronson's single has already raced to the top of the iTunes chart following the early release and Allen has sent a series of tweets, which she later deleted, slamming the move.
New York, Nov 4 - Simon Cowell and Howard Stern ,who rake-in 95 million dollars annually, have been named as world's highest earning personalities in the entertainment industry.
According to Forbes magazine, music producer and the radio jockey have raked in 95 million dollars in the past 12 months, the New York Post reported.
The financial magazine defined both the "personalities" as TV and radio stars, who did not act, sing or played sports to make their money.
Other top-earning personalities also included Glenn Beck with 90 million dollars, Oprah Winfrey with 82 million dollars, Phil McGraw with 77 million dollars , Ellen DeGeneres with 70 million dollars,
London, Oct 14 - Simon Cowell has said that he is the last iconic eligible bachelor now as George Clooney has also got married.
'The X Factor' judge, who is currently dating Lauren Silverman, asserted that he has no plans to get married anytime soon, the Daily Star reported.
Cowell thanked Clooney for getting married and leaving the bachelor title for the TV producer.
The 55-year-old TV personality continued that he never said no to marriage but then again he couldn't imagine having a kid at one point and now he was a father. (ANI)
London, Aug 30 : Simon Cowell has threatened to axe Cheryl Cole from the 'X Factor' show after their brawl.
The fight started after the 31-year-old singer, who is the former wife of Ashley Cole, demanded to be moved into the 54-year-old 'X Factor' creator's luxury dressing room at the TV studios, which was the only one with a bathtub, the Daily Star reported.
Cowell, who refused to give up his dressing room, told the 'Call My Name' hitmaker that when there was a "the Cheryl day" during the auditions, he thought "Who was working for who there?"
London, March 11 : Singer-songwriter Cheryl Cole and music mogul Simon Cowell have confirmed their professional relationship is back on track, as they both are set to return to the British version of "The X-Factor."
The music mogul has confirmed that the former "Girls Aloud" singer will return to the singing reality show as a judge, reports contactmusic. com.
Simon took to his Twitter account Monday night to announce Cheryl's long-awaited return.
In a series of tweets, the 56 year-old posted: "It's official. Cheryl is back."
Miami, Feb 26 : Music mogul Simon Cowell was walking his Yorkshire Terriers when he was given a police warning for bringing his dogs to the beach. He was also accompanied by girlfriend Lauren Silverman and their baby son Eric.
"The X Factor" boss was cautioned for walking his pets, Squiddly and Diddly, in a pet-free zone.
While Cowell was spotted cosying up to his ladylove on a sunlounger on Miami Beach, his pets were busy roaming freely around them and one even licking little Eric's face, reports femalefirst. co. uk.
Los Angeles, Dec 16 : Music mogul Simon Cowell has reportedly hired a therapist for his dogs, Squiddly and Diddly.
The 54-year-old and his girlfriend Lauren Silverman, who is expecting his first child, recently adopted the two pooches. The two puppies are enjoying lavish perks of his wealthy ways, including regular visits to a spa, reports contactmusic. com.
"Simon takes the pups to a pet spa once a fortnight for doggy pedicures and massages and they even have a therapist who promises 'zen dog happiness'," a source told Grazia magazine.
London, November 25 : Cheryl Cole is reportedly set to make a comeback on X Factor as a judge, and has apparently been in secret talks with Simon Cowell about it.
Cole, who quit the show in 2010 after three years on the panel to try her hand at the US version, after a fledgling appearance on the US X Factor , she was replaced by Nicole Scherzinger and relations between her and the 'Syco' boss had turned frosty, Metro. co. uk reported.
The 54-year-old music mogul and the former 'Girls Aloud' singer are now on talking terms and she recently paid a visit to his Los Angeles mansion to strike a to mark her return to the UK show.
Los Angeles, Nov 18 : Music mogul Simon Cowell hopes to hire singer Rita Ora and Cheryl Cole to judge the next season of reality show "The X Factor".
The 54-year-old has been trying to get Ora to join the show.
It is not the first time Ora has been offered to judge the show. She was previously offered the coveted role last year after she stood in for a very successful guest spot on the show and she was even linked to a seat on the US version, reports dailymail. co. uk.
Los Angeles, Nov 16 - Music mogul Simon Cowell says being "useless" in school and pure "luck" brought him fame and fortune, but the comment has left people angry.
The 54-year-old, who has netted £200 million with hit shows like "The X Factor", said in a radio interview: "I didn’t work hard when I was at school. I left at 16 and I didn’t have any qualifications. I was useless. The secret is to be useless at school and then get lucky.”
But Cowell’s attitude has left people angry, reports dailystar. co. uk.
Los Angeles, Nov 15 : Music mogul Simon Cowell will reportedly convert himself to Judaism before he ties the knot with Lauren Silverman.
The “X Factor” boss, who was raised a Roman Catholic, pledged a whopping 100,000 pounds in support of the Israeli army at a plush gala for the Friends of the Israel Defence Forces, sparking speculation he may change his religion for his pregnant girlfriend.
"Simon is getting increasingly excited about becoming a daddy. He really is embracing fatherhood and wants to be the first person to cradle his newborn son,” contactmusic. com quoted a source as saying.
Los Angeles, Sep 19 : A contestant on the American singing reality show "The X Factor" failed to recognise music mogul Simon Cowell thus leaving him embarrassed.
The incident took place during the Denver, Colorado auditions for the show when contestant Yosselin Marquez bluntly asked Cowell who he was.
Though Marquez's performance ended up being a disaster, it was Cowell who was left embarrassed on national television, said a statement.
But as we all know, the 53-year-old is not one to take a punch lying down.
London, Sep 9 : Music mogul Simon Cowell's partner Lauren Silverman will give birth to their child here because it fits their schedule. Since the delivery will be here, the baby will be completely British.
Silverman is based in New York, but will stay in England during delivery because Cowell will be here busy shooting for "Britain's Got Talent" (BGT), reports Sunday People newspaper.
"He is thrilled that the baby will be born in England. He and Lauren have taken the decision based on what is best for the baby and they've chosen the UK," a source said.
Los Angeles, Sep 5 : Music mogul Simon Cowell has plans to get two new pet dogs when he goes back to London from here.
The 53-year-old, whose partner Lauren Silverman is expecting their first child, wants to buy dogs of the breed cairn terrier, reports femalefirst. co. uk.
"I am going to get two dogs when I get back. Probably cairn terriers," Cowell posted on Twitter.
Cowell is open to idea of adopting dogs as well.
"If any rescue shelters have some who need a home let me know," he posted.
Cowell and Silverman are said to be expecting a son.(IANS)
London, Sep 3 : Music mogul Simon Cowell recently saw a scan of his yet-to-be-born baby and he has called the experience "surreal".
Cowell is expecting his first child with New York City socialite Lauren Silverman, who is due to deliver the baby next February, reports people. com.
"You literally see this thing which is now alive moving around. I feel very paternal right now. So I am very happy," the "X Factor" boss said in an interview with The Times of London newspaper.
Paris, Aug 26 : Music mogul Simon Cowell expressed his fondness for partner Lauren Silverman for the first time in public. They were spotted holding hands and walking.
The couple was seen taking a stroll as they enjoy a vacation in south of France, reports radaronline. com.
Silverman, whose growing baby bump was visible in a semi-transparent top, was seen smiling radiantly as she walked hand in hand with Cowell.
Silverman, who has 7-year-old son with ex-husband Andrew, has expressed her desire to marry Cowell in future.(IANS)
Los Angeles, Aug 12 : Music mogul Simon Cowell was seen arriving in French Riviera in his luxury yacht but without any of his female friends.
The 53-year-old, who is always surrounded by women on his holidays, was expected to go on vacation to the Mediterranean with ex-fiancee Mezhgan Hussainy and former girlfriends Sinitta and Jackie St Clair.
He was spotted getting a boat out to his chartered Slipstream yacht off the coast of the French Riviera Sunday with a more masculine group of friends around him than usual, reports dailymail. co. uk.
New York, August 2 : Singer Kelly Rowland believes that music mogul Simon Cowell will be a "great dad".
Cowell, 53, is expecting a child with his friend Andrew Silverman's estranged wife, Lauren Silverman, who is 10 weeks pregnant. And Rowland, who co-judges the US version of "The X Factor" with Cowell, is thrilled for him.
"I think Simon will be a wonderful father. It's not my news to share, but I do know about Simon and his character. He's going to be a great dad," eonline. com quoted Rowland as saying.
"I think that he is always respectful. Always classy. And I think that he will be like that as a father. He will be a classic father figure," she added.
London, April 9 : Music mogul Simon Cowell says rumours about his sexual orientation do not affect him.
In the past, the 53-year-old has dated a string of beauties like Mezhgan Hussainy, Dannii Minogue and Carmen Electra. But many have raised doubts about his orientation. Cowell isn't worried.
"I couldn't care less because it's nothing to be ashamed of. If I was living 200 years ago in a coal mine, maybe, but I work in possibly the gayest industry in the world," mirror. co. uk quoted Cowell as saying.
London, March 30 : Music Moghul Simon Cowell showed off his softer side Thursday by helping host a charity tea party here.
He teamed up with The Health Lottery founder Richard Desmond for the reception honouring those helped by the scheme, which generates cash for health-related good causes.
Cowell handed out giant chocolate Easter eggs during the reception and told guests his mother Julie, who was ill recently, had made him realise how important good health is.