Cowell Inspired By Showbiz Neighbour

Music mogul SIMON COWELL became determined to succeed in showbusiness after he saw ELIZABETH TAYLOR and ROBERT MITCHUM enjoying extravagant parties in a neighbour's garden when he was a child.
Cowell achieved global stardom with his hit TV talent shows, including American Idol and The X Factor, and has become one of the most famous names of the entertainment industry in recent years.
Now he has revealed the secret of his success - a burning desire to emulate his childhood neighbour, former head of Warner Bros. in the U.K., Gerry Blatner - who frequently held star-studded parties at his mansion.
Cowell tells Britain's Radio Times magazine, "As a kid, I would look over the fence at this great house and see everyone - Robert Mitchum, Elizabeth Taylor, all these great actors having the time of their lives I remember thinking from a very, very early age, 'God I hope I grow up and have a nice house so I can have parties like that.'"


Contactmusic

Tags: Simon Cowell - Elizabeth Taylor - Robert Mitchum

Advertisement

More Simon Cowell

Despite Cowell's Return, 'Strictly' Topples X-Factor in Sunday Ratings

It is a battle that could have perhaps been avoided had either the BBC or ITV backed down and rescheduled, but Strictly Come Dancing and...

Leona Lewis Writes Open Letter To Fans Discussing Reasons Behind Her Exit From Simon Cowell’s Syco Label

Leona Lewis has posted a handwritten, open letter to her fans on Twitter, discussing her feelings of depression and the reasons behind her departure...

GRL Members and Simon Cowell Lead Tributes To Singer Simone Battle

Simone Battle’s G.RL. bandmates have paid tribute to the singer, writing that they will "carry her memory with us in everything we do,” on the...

Simon Cowell Reveals He Wants More Children With Girlfriend Lauren Silverman

Even though Simon Cowell only became a father six months ago, the music mogul has enjoyed parenthood so much he recently admitted to wanting to...

Advertisement

X Factor Judges Star In £1million 'Game Of Thrones Promo'

The latest series of the X Factor looks set to be the most epic one yet - if the first promo is anything to go...

Cheryl Cole Doesn't Hold A Grudge Against Simon Cowell Or Ashley Cole

In a recent interview with Elle, Cheryl Cole discussed her relationship with Simon Cowell, her sacking from The X Factor US in 2011 and her...

Cheryl Cole Refuses To Sit Next To Louis Walsh On 'The X Factor' Judging Panel

Cheryl Cole is allegedly refusing to sit next to Irish entertainment manager Louis Walsh on The X Factor judging panel this year. Tensions have been...

Simon Cowell Would Be Happy For Baby Eric To Become A Pop Star

Simon Cowell has revealed that he would be happy for his four-month-old son to one day enter the entertainment industry. The Britain’s Got Talent judge...

Advertisement

Comments

Simon Cowell Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Simon Cowell

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All