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In an interview with The Daily Star, Cowell revealed that if he is facing a difficult decision, he will sometimes "have a mental conversation" with his late parents, Eric and Julie.
Simon Cowell has revealed that he sometimes talks to his dead parents and asks them for advice if he’s struggling to make a “difficult decision”.
‘The X Factor’ head honcho’s father Eric passed away in 1999, and his mother Julie died in 2015. However, Cowell revealed that he will often “have a mental conversation” with them if he’s facing a major decision and can’t make up his mind.
“I still talk to my mum and my dad in my mind now if I am having a difficult decision or I am struggling with something,” The Daily Star quotes him as saying on Friday (October 13th). “I have a mental conversation with the both of them and I absolutely know what the answer is - it is the weirdest thing.”
Continue reading: Simon Cowell Reveals He Sometimes Talks To His Dead Parents
Simon Cowell is not happy.
Just over a year after he quit ‘The X Factor’, Olly Murs has committed the egregious pop star sin of betrayal of Simon Cowell, announcing that he’s set to become a judge on the next series of ‘The Voice UK’.
Murs will be taking up the spinning chair previously occupied by the departing Gavin Rossdale, and will appear when the show returns on ITV for its seventh series in early 2018. He’ll be alongside Sir Tom Jones, Jennifer Hudson and the ever-present will.i.am on the judging panel, while Emma Willis will return as the host.
“I’m absolutely buzzing about being a coach on ‘The Voice UK’ and can’t wait to sit in the big red chair alongside will, Jennifer and Tom,” 33 year old Murs said in a statement on Wednesday (October 11th) announcing his participation on the singing contest.
Continue reading: Olly Murs Confirms He Is Joining 'The Voice UK' Judging Panel
Her fellow X Factor judge, Louis Walsh, seems to think so
It’s that time of year again - summer is almost over and TV is letting everyone know the year is in slow decline to Christmas. Never is this more apparent than with BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and ITV’s The X Factor and it seems the singing show judges are ready to provide viewers with their bits of annual juicy gossip.
Has Nicole Scherzinger been lying about her age?
This time it’s the turn of cheeky Irish judge Louis Walsh and he’s ready to spill the beans on former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger and her age.
Continue reading: Has Nicole Scherzinger Been Lying About Her Age?
After a rather wretched performance from one of the contestants, Cowell cracked a joke about Mel's marriage to Stephen Belafonte.
Mel B sensationally threw a glass of water over Simon Cowell and stormed off the set of ‘America’s Got Talent’ this week, after the music mogul cracked a joke about the former Spice Girl’s troubled marriage.
Cowell looked on from the judging panel with Mel as the magician contestant Demian Aditya’s attempted trick went awry on Tuesday night (August 22nd) when his ‘dangerous’ attempt to escape from a locked suspended box ended with nothing happening. When it came to the remarks afterwards, he couldn’t resist a dig at his colleague’s expense.
“I kind of imagined this would be like Mel B's wedding night,” Cowell cracked. “A lot of anticipation, not much promise or delivery.”
McPartlin announced back in June that he was entering rehab for drug and alcohol addiction.
McPartlin, 41, announced back in June that he was entering rehabilitation for drug and alcohol issues. He had admitted to his wife Lisa, and his best mate and professional partner Declan Donnelly, that he had been suffering a painful knee injury and from fertility issues.
Now, 57 year old Cowell, Ant’s television boss and whom he has known for years, has spoken out in his defence and praised his courage in going public with his issues.
Continue reading: Simon Cowell Is Standing By Ant McPartlin As He Goes Through Rehab
Snoop Dogg doesn't have Tidal so heard Jay-Z's '4:44' album when a friend sent him a bootlegged copy.
The 'Drop It While It's Hot' hitmaker is very impressed with '4:44' but admitted that, because he doesn't use Tidal - Jay's own streaming service, which exclusively released the record - he had to rely on someone sending him an illegal copy of the LP as he couldn't access it on iTunes.
He shared on social media: ''I wanna shoot a shout out to Jay-Z, just dropped another motherf***in' hot album, '4:44'.
Continue reading: Snoop Dogg Bootlegs Jay-Z Album
Cowell shot down magician Lee's performance rather brutally on Wednesday night.
Simon Cowell incurred the wrath of several viewers last night when he complimented a female ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ contestant on her appearance but not her act, saying that she had “nice legs”.
30 year old magician Josephine Lee scored well with ‘BGT’ fans watching at home with her performance during Wednesday night’s show (May 31st), which was notable because she was conducting her tricks not to a background tracking of music, but to a spoken-word voiceover soundtrack about female empowerment.
Judges David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden all praised Lee, but Cowellwas not impressed with her performance. “I don’t think you’ve got the showmanship. I get it you’re a girl – you don’t want to be the assistant but I got a bit sick of it.”
Continue reading: Simon Cowell Accused Of Sexism After Remark About 'BGT's Josephine Lee
Horan has quit Syco to pursue his solo career with Capitol Records.
Niall Horan has risked incurring the wrath of Simon Cowell by quitting the music mogul’s record label Syco, the imprint to which his former group One Direction are signed, for a new deal on Capitol Records.
It’s a bold move for Horan, parting ways with the person who discovered him on ‘The X Factor’ all those years ago, but it’s one that other members of the group have already done in pursuit of their own solo careers over the last year or so.
Niall Horan has quit Syco
Cowell and the 'Britain's Got Talent' judges were left surprised when a 37-strong choir left the stage rather than face a dressing down from the panel during auditions in Blackpool.
‘Britain’s Got Talent’ head honcho Simon Cowell was left staggered after one of the acts auditioning for a place in this year’s series simply walked off stage, rather than remain to face criticism from him.
A report emerging on Friday (January 20th) claims that the extraordinary reaction came during auditions this week in Blackpool, when a 37-strong choir called Dale Divas had attempted to impress the panel of judges, headed by Cowell, with a version of Adele’s ‘Rolling In the Deep’.
The 'Britain's Got Talent' judges were in Blackpool this week
The ‘X Factor’ boss has previously been outspoken about the lack of loyalty from some One Direction members.
Horan’s ‘This Town’ is at number nine in this week’s singles chart, while James Arthur, who is signed to Cowell’s Syco label, is at number one with 'Say You Won't Let Go'.
Simon Cowell has taken a cheeky swipe at Niall Horan
Continue reading: Simon Cowell Takes Dig At Niall Horan Over Solo Single
Arthur has returned to the top of the charts, nearly four years after he won the ‘X Factor’.
James Arthur has topped the UK singles chart this week with ‘Say You Won’t Let Go', firmly cementing his comeback.
The singer won the ‘X Factor’ in 2012, but after a series of controversies he was dropped from Simon Cowell’s Syco label. However, after rebuilding his career and public image, Arthur was resigned by the music mogul earlier this year.
James Arthur is back on top of the UK singles chart.
Continue reading: James Arthur Tops UK Singles Chart With 'Say You Won’t Let Go'
Niall Horan has reportedly signed a new solo deal with Sony after splitting from the boy band One Direction earlier this year.
Niall Horan has reportedly signed a new solo deal with Sony.
The 22-year-old singer songwriter - who made up one fifth of the popular boy band One Direction before they split in March this year - has allegedly landed a new contract with a large music company.
This news comes after Simon Cowell - who guided Niall and his former bandmates to fame after discovering them on the UK 'X Factor' - hinted the Irish star was sitting on some big news.
Continue reading: Niall Horan Signes Solo Record Deal With Sony
Scherzinger and the Formula One ace ended their seven year relationship in 2015.
Simon Cowell made things a little awkward during the filming of the bootcamp stage of this year’s ‘X Factor’ on Sunday (July 10). The music mogul decided to tease fellow judge Nicole Scherzinger about her ex-boyfriend Lewis Hamilton, but the former Pussycat Doll didn't see the funny side.
Nicole Scherzinger was teased by Simon Cowell about Lewis Hamilton.
According to The Mirror, a contestant named Niall Sexton decided to perform Scherzinger’s 2014 hit ‘Run’ and afterwards Cowell decided to take a swipe at his fellow judge. “What’s the song called? Run. Why does it make me think of Lewis Hamilton? He’s fast. Let’s dedicate that to Lewis, shall we?” Cowell said.
After welcoming son Eric in 2014, TV’s Mr Nasty says he's now mellowed.
Simon Cowell has described how fatherhood has changed his judging style, because he now understands how it would feel if it was his son auditioning. The 56-year-old returned to the judging panel of ‘America's Got Talent’ last week and he’s currently gearing up for the next season of the UK’s ‘X Factor’.
Fatherhood has softened Simon Cowell’s judging style.
Speaking to People Cowell said: “There's no question when you actually have a kid, it does make you feel different because you understand how you would feel if it was your son up there." Cowell and partner Lauren Silverman welcomed son Eric (named after Cowell’s father) in February 2014.
Continue reading: Simon Cowell 'Fatherhood Has Changed My Judging Style'
Judge Dixon referred to one act as "sexy chocolate men" on Wednesday night's semi-final, and was also criticised for pressing other judges' buzzers.
‘Britain’s Got Talent’ viewers on social media are calling for judge Alesha Dixon to be kicked off the panel after she described one act on the show as “sexy chocolate men” on Wednesday night's semi-final.
The 37 year old singer, formerly of noughties girl group Mis-Teeq, made the remark while praising the opera group Vox Fortura after they gave a rendition of David Bowie’s ‘”Heroes”’. Four sexy chocolate men,” she said as they finished, “with amazing voices, polished to perfection. That was sensational.”
Immediately, irate fans took to Twitter to call for Dixon to make a public apology for the reference, while others demanded that she be fired from the show.
Continue reading: Alesha Dixon Slammed For 'Racism' During 'Britain's Got Talent'
After months of rumours, Simon Cowell might have dropped the biggest hint yet about the new ‘X Factor’ judging panel.
Simon Cowell has reportedly ‘confirmed’ that Sharon Osbourne will be joining the new ‘X-Factor’ judging panel. According to The Sun, Sharon will return to the show later this year, alongside fellow former judges Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh.
Is Sharon Osbourne set for an ‘X Factor’ return?
When asked about Sharon while he was promoting the new series of ‘America’s Got Talent’, Simon reportedly said: “I think she and I are going to work on a show together in the UK. We mainly have a love relationship. It is always back to love.”
Continue reading: Has Simon Cowell Just Confirmed Sharon Osbourne's 'X Factor' Return?
Earlier this year Cowell took a dig at the comedian over his divorce from model Lara Stone.
‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judge Amanda Holden has admitted that sometimes things can get a little too personal between Simon Cowell and David Walliams on the ITV talent show. Holden revealed that earlier this year Walliams became very ‘p**sed off’ with Cowell, after he joked about his recent divorce from model Lara Stone.
David Walliams was left shocked when Simon Cowell mentioned his divorce during ‘BGT’.
The incident happened when Cowell asked a contestant “Why aren’t you married?”, to which Walliams interrupted to ask the music mogul the same question. But Cowell quickly fired back at Walliams and asked him “Well, why aren’t you married?”.
It’s been claimed the ‘X-Factor’ winner was 'trained from age seven’.
Louisa Johnson, who was crowned this year’s ‘X-Factor’ winner on Sunday, may have had some past music industry experience it has been claimed. Two professional-looking music videos featuring the 17-year-old have recently resurfaced online, showing the ‘X-Factor’ winner performing two songs, ‘Go’ and ‘Lately’.
Louisa Johnson was crowned this year’s ‘X-Factor’ winner on Sunday.
In the professionally shot videos Johnson can be heard belting out the songs, with her famous powerhouse vocals, which assured her victory in the ITV talent show on Sunday. Johnson, from Essex, is the show’s youngest ever winner at just 17-years-old.
Continue reading: 'X-Factor' Winner Louisa Johnson Reportedly Has 'Music Industry Past'
Smoking is an expensive habit, especially for music mogul Simon Cowell.
Simon Cowell certainly seems to be paying the price for his smoking habit. The ‘X-Factor’ boss reportedly has to cough up £100 every time he lights up during filming of the ITV series, thanks to a rule stating anyone smoking in the building has to pay a £100 fine.
Simon Cowell has to pay a hefty fine for smoking at the ‘X-Factor’ studios.
The Sunday Mirror reports that Cowell enjoys his expensive smokes during advert breaks on the live show. 'Over the course of a series we're talking about literally thousands of pounds,’ a source told the newspaper.
After last Sunday’s shock double elimination, is getting rid of two acts every week the way forward for ‘The X-Factor’?
As the current series of ‘The X-Factor’ continues to suffer from a drop in ratings, Simon Cowell is said to be considering eliminating two acts every week to keep viewers interested. The move comes after girl band Alien Uncovered and Leeds-born singer Bupsi became the first two contestants to be eliminated from the competition last Sunday, as part of a shock double elimination.
Simon Cowell could consider eliminating two acts a week, in a bid to increase ‘X-Factor’ ratings.
According to The Sun, the double elimination cause a a slight spike in viewing figures and now Cowell and ITV bosses are said to be considering using the format every week, in a bid to attract a larger audience.
Lauren Silverman and Simon Cowell - A variety of stars were snapped as they took to the red carpet for The Prince's Trust and Samsung Celebrate Success Awards 2015 which were held at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, United Kingdom - Thursday 12th March 2015
David Walliams and Simon Cowell - Britain's Got Talent Edinburgh Auditions held at Edinburgh Festival Theatre - Arrivals at Britain's Got Talent, Edinburgh Festival - Edinburgh, United Kingdom - Monday 19th January 2015
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If you didn’t get the chance to see it or are in another country you can watch it here: https://t.co/9lmOz7dzzB
I really want to thank everyone at @ITV for giving up their timeslot to show the Artists For Grenfell video. It really is much appreciated.
Thank you to everyone for their help and support in making this happen.
For those in the UK, the video will then premiere on ITV before Coronation Street tomorrow night.
As well as buying the single, we hope people can support those affected by the Grenfell fire by donating. https://t.co/071cWmDNs1
Tomorrow at 8am across major UK radio stations, you will be able to hear Bridge Over Troubled Water. https://t.co/Bgg8u6oU4N
We hope to confirm a record tomorrow which will raise some money for the many people affected by this tragedy. Making calls tonight.
I am watching the footage of the Grenfell Tower fire in London. Heartbreaking.
I haven’t had chance to say this yet but thanks everyone for watching @BGT this year. Congratulations Tokio. We're excited to work with you.
If you want to see an inspirational audition, this is it. Congratulations Mandy, very proud of you. https://t.co/2pD3Qw8sKx
Thoughts are with innocent victims caught up in London Bridge incident. Please try to stay safe people.
These innocent people who lost their lives will never be forgotten. Stay strong Manchester.
My thoughts, love and prayers go out to everyone affected by the tragedy in Manchester.
My thoughts and prayers to all affected in my home town London. Stay strong.
Rest in peace George. You were always one of the greatest.
Heartbroken for you @Louis_Tomlinson. Your mum Jay was an incredible person. Sending you all my love
I am very excited to congratulate @JamesArthur23 on his No.1 album and @LittleMix for staying at No.1 in the singles chart.
Loved the show tonight. A long night. Reading some stories. To be clear I would never 'ban' anyone from One Direction appearing on the show
I could not be more proud of @LittleMix reaching No.1. Huge congratulations girls. And as always thank you to the fans.
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