You're never going to pick anyone as good as you are, are youCowell: Stern not good 'Idol' material Feb 19, 2010
I'm thrilled for Cheryl. She is massively excited about this show, and has been fantastic to work withPeople in the news May 06, 2011
I love to wake up in a good mood and look forward to what's comingCowell wants to be frozen when dead Aug 25, 2011
I know Noel quite well. I like him. He is very funny and a brilliant songwriter -- it's a possibilityCowell: Gallagher a possible 'Idol' judge Feb 20, 2010
I didn't think I was going to be this emotional, but I genuinely amLee wins 'Idol;' Simon says goodbye May 26, 2010
Simon Phillip Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is an English A&R executive, television producer, entrepreneur, and television personality. He is known in the United Kingdom and United States for his role as a talent judge on TV shows such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent and American Idol. He is also the owner of the television production and music publishing house Syco.
As a judge, Cowell is known for his blunt and often controversial criticisms, insults and wisecracks about contestants and their abilities. He is also known for combining activities in the television and music industries, having promoted singles and records for various artists, including television personalities. He was most recently featured on the seventh series of The X Factor and the fifth series of Britain's Got Talent. In September 2011, he will feature as a judge on the first season of the American version of The X Factor.
In 2010, the British magazine New Statesman listed Cowell at number 41 in a list of "The World's 50 Most Influential Figures 2010".