Simon Cowell wants a girlfriend after split from Carmen Electra.
The 53-year-old music mogul has confirmed he is no longer dating the former Baywatch star - who he met when she was a judge on last year's Britain's Got Talent - and revealed although he isn't looking for anyone in particular, he would like to date a fellow Brit.
"I'm now a single man. We spent time together and she is so much fun. But I'd like to find a girlfriend. I do particularly like British women but I haven't got my eye on anyone," he said, speaking to the Sunday People.
Simon - the mind behind the likes of The X Factor and American Idol - admitted his hectic schedule was to blame for his lack of a long-term relationship. "I'm lucky that I have a lot of good people around me. That's very important, especially when you do what I do. I'm happy but I would like a girlfriend," he said.
Simon Cowell is dating Janina Gavankar.
The 53-year-old music mogul was spotted enjoying a dinner date with the True Blood actress - who plays shifter Luna Garza in the HBO series and looks very similar to his ex-fiancee - at Los Angeles restaurant Cecconi's on Saturday night, and the pair have been flirting on Twitter.
Last month, he wrote on the social networking site, "Hello trouble. Simon x." The 32-year-old beauty replied, "Who me?? #Definitely me. (sic)" The X Factor judge then responded, "yes you. x (sic)" Simon and Janina have since deleted the tweets from their accounts.
Janina - who dated US internet entrepreneur Angelo Sotira, 31, for five years before they split in 2010 - was spotted smiling in the back of Simon's chauffeur-driven car on Saturday.
Carmen Electra has hinted she had sex with Simon Cowell. The former Baywatch actress - who split from fiance Rob Patterson in May - was romantically linked with the music mogul in September and though she claimed to be "single" and just "friends" with The X Factor star, she went on to suggest their friendship went further.
Asked if they had kissed, she giggled and said, "Maybe." Further pressed on the matter by Access Hollywood, she was then asked if there had been any "horizontal time." Carmen again laughed and said "maybe." She added, "He's so cute. He's adorable, he's actually a sweetheart. I really like him, I think he's very cool."
Simon Cowell was seen "making out" with Carmen Electra in a Hollywood restaurant at the weekend.
The music mogul and the former Baywatch actress enjoyed dinner at Cecconi's on Saturday and left together in the X Factor star's limousine and didn't seem to care who saw their flirty behavior.
"They were getting very cozy. They were holding hands and staring into each other's eyes - and then they started making out. They were with other friends at the restaurant but didn't seem to mind," a source told The Sun.
Carmen - who split from fiance Rob Patterson in May - is said to be enjoying Simon's company, though their romance isn't serious yet. "Carmen loves hanging out with Simon. They're having fun. She is getting back in the dating pool and Simon treats her very well. It's all very laid back at the moment but they are both enjoying themselves," the insider added.
Simon Cowell had a breakdown earlier this summer.
The TV mogul suffered a collapse as the strains of managing his working life - which includes a portfolio of shows including The X Factor in the UK and US, Britain's Got Talent and America's Got Talent - became too much for him. Simon reportedly had to take a step back from auditions for this year's 'X Factor' in the US after he feared his lifestyle was making him into a "weird vampire."
In an updated new chapter of his book, Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell, Tom Bower says the TV star told his close friend and X Factor colleague Louis Walsh, "I don't want any more tablets and pills. I'm cutting out the lot, including cigarettes. I desperately need peace. I'm craving normality. I've got to work out my demons and come out of it. I have to get back to where I was years ago. I had to stop reading texts at three in the morning and making calls later and later. I wanted peace."
Simon Cowell has been pitted to the "most recognizable face in history" title by Adolf Hitler.
The 52-year-old music mogul and The X Factor judge has the second most famous face in modern history, coming a close second behind the late German Nazi dictator in a recent poll of 1,000 adults in the UK.
Simon - also known as "Mr. Nasty" - is set to go down in history for his memorable put-downs as he was recognized by 943 people compared to Hitler's 994. They were both spotted by 95 per cent of the people polled, along with fellow controversial character, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who came third.
According to the poll, global superstar Lady Gaga is less recognizable than British wartime hero Winston Churchill and former monarchs Queen Victoria and King Henry VIII. The "Marry The Night" singer - who has 25 million Twitter followers and had the best-selling album of 2010 with The Fame Monster - came bottom of the list and was only known to 71 per cent of people polled.
Demi Lovato wants Simon Cowell to find her a boyfriend.
The 19-year-old singer - who has previously dated Joe Jonas - would be happy for her new X Factor boss to help her find a new man, although she insists she is content to be single.
"I don't know what that's all about because I'm well off on my own, thank you. But I guess it's the one nice thing he is doing for me, so I'll take it," she said when asked on the official X Factor website if she is happy for Simon's plans to match-make for her.
Demi - who is joined on the panel of the show by Simon, Britney Spears and L.A. Reid - has also revealed she would like to be married and have children before she hits 30: "I want to be married with kids in 10 years. Just to a guy who makes me laugh. Obviously, I have to be attracted to him, but a sense of humor really does it for me. I don't have many deal breakers. I've done so much in my life, it doesn't feel right to judge other people. Oh, I know one quality I won't tolerate. I would never be with a guy who is controlling."
Simon Cowell thinks Cheryl Cole shouldn't complain about the paparazzi.
The media mogul - who sensationally sacked the British singer from the US version of The X Factor after she had worked on just four auditions - does not believe the "Call My Name" star should get upset about public scrutiny because she is rich and famous.
"Cheryl has to accept the fact that if you are popular and you are cute, you are going to get photographed. Look, if someone had said to Cheryl when she was auditioning for [TV show] Popstars: The Rivals, 'By the way, the downside is that you're going to be a millionaire, you're going to be one of the most famous people in the world, but guess what, you're going to have your picture taken,' you think Cheryl would have said, 'Oh, I don't think I'll go through it then'? I mean, come on, I don't think so," he told GQ.
Simon Cowell has apologized to anyone his unauthorized biography has "embarrassed."
The 52-year-old X Factor boss spent last week "hiding under a pillow" as extracts from the sensational book by journalist Tom Bower were published - including claims he had a fling with fellow judge Dannii Minogue and wanted to sleep with third judge Cheryl Cole. The book also tells how he wanted to sack Gary Barlow from the show for being "too scripted," and how he deemed his ill-fated engagement to make-up artist Mezghan Hussainy to be a "big mistake."
Despite co-operating with the author, Simon insists he had no idea what would be included in the final copy, and has expressed his regret for shaming anyone.
Turning up for the launch of the book at the Serpentine Gallery in London, he said, "I wish to publicly apologize to anyone I embarrassed. I do have to apologize to members of my family. Ten years ago if I had read someone would be writing a book about me saying I made loads of money and shagged loads of girls I would have said, 'Great!' I spent the week hiding under a pillow and I couldn't bear to look at The Sun [newspaper]. I knew it was bad because friends were sending me sweet messages saying, 'Are you OK?'"
Simon Cowell "remains friends" with his unauthorized biographer Tom Bower.
The 52-year-old music mogul granted the journalist hundreds of hours of access during Tom's research for the tell-all book - which sensationally claims Simon had a fling with Dannii Minogue and wanted to sleep with Cheryl Cole. But despite the subsequent fall-out, Tom says he has enough dirt on the X Factor boss for a follow-up, and insists there is no bad blood between them.
"The first call was, 'You are getting a lot of publicity for your book.' He said, 'It's a bit embarrassing, you got things I didn't know you'd got.' But we get on very well. Finally he said to me last night, 'We remain friends.' There will be a sequel. He'll be with us for a long time I think," he said, recalling his conversation with Simon after the book's release.
However, the writer insists that despite Simon's co-operation, he still had to work hard to find out the truth about his many women: "He didn't hand it out to me. He made me go and do what journalists do, which is dig. Then I confronted him with some things - and other things I wouldn't tell him about."
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