Before the untimely death of Whitney Houston, news surfaced that Whitney Houston was being eyed to be a possible judge on 'X Factor.' Apparently, the reports were true as Simon Cowell confirmed on Saturday (Feb. 11) with CNN's Piers Morgan that Houston was in consideration to be on the Fox reality competition show.
Simon Cowell is not satisfied with having helped discover huge pop stars like Kelly Clarkson. The former 'American Idol' judge and current 'X Factor' guru, whose protégé Melanie Amaro won the whole shebang, is shifting his attention and talent-finding GPS to the electronic music scene.
Cowell hopes to find the world's best DJ via a new reality competition show. These shows are in Cowell's wheelhouse, and he's mining the dance scene in 2012.
'X Factor' judges Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul have an obvious love-hate relationship. They are always seated next to one another on the show's panel, which make you wonder if they are playing footsie underneath. They are constantly at each other's throats. They bicker incessantly. The tension between them is so thick you could chop it with a machete. But is it that kinda of tension? Oh you bet, if you ask Cowell.
Simon Cowell is a media mogul, which makes him a media magnet, as well. He sees no less than 500 tabloid items printed about him and his entertainment properties in a single year. His 'X Factor' show antics and his love life are often the topics of the press and publicity surrounding the acid-tongued judge. Simon Cowell, Inc. is a well-oiled machine, a brand and a corporation, and as the saying goes, behind every good man is an even better woman.
The Twitterverse got a lil saltier. 'X Factor' judge Simon Cowell has joined Twitter, which he announced last night on the performance episode. Cowell is a bit behind the digital times, creating his account on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Hey, better late than never to the social networking party, right?
Public perception of Simon Cowell may be that of a cranky, acid-tongued codger, thanks to his brutally honest critiques from his heyday as an 'American Idol' judge. Turns out, Cowell has mellowed with age and he isn't quite so dour, as sources close to his new show 'X Factor' leaked the news that he is more like dear ol' dad to the females he is mentoring.
Of the four females under age 30 to perform on 'X Factor' on Thursday night, 21-year-old rugby player Caitlin Koch left the biggest impression on judge Simon Cowell. The Buffalo, N.Y. native sang 'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow' by the late Amy Winehouse and delivered one of the night's most professional and memorable performances.