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Simon Cowell Apologizes Over Book

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Television, Hook-ups, Rumors

Simon CowellSimon 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?'"

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Simon Cowell and Biographer ‘Remain Friends’

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Television, Rumors

Tom Bower's unauthorized Simon Cowell biographySimon 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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Simon Cowell: It’s Not My Style to Kiss and Tell

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Television, Rumors

Simon CowellSimon Cowell has hit back at his unauthorized biography, insisting it is not his style to "kiss and tell."

The X-Factor boss is said to be "hardly sleeping" following the publication of journalist Tom Bower's book - which claims he had an affair with fellow judge Dannii Minogue in 2007, and that he believed his engagement to Mezghan Hussainy was a "big mistake."

Former X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne is angry at being mentioned and dragged into Simon's "world of debauchery," and present judge Gary Barlow was left smarting by claims Simon wanted to sack him for being "too scripted."

But despite allowing Tom access to his life, the 52-year-old music mogul admits he feels "embarrassed" by the revelations. "It's not my habit to kiss and tell. I've never done it. I've always tried to keep my private life private, and it so unfortunate. So I was feeling very embarrassed and not gentlemanly at all this week because it's just not my style. At the same time, the guy's got the right to write the book he wants, but it has been uncomfortable, to be honest with you," he said.

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Sharon Osbourne’s Anger Over Simon Cowell Book

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Television, Hook-ups, Rivalries, Rumors

Sharon Osbourne, Simon Cowell, and Dannii Minogue

Sharon Osbourne is furious with Simon Cowell for including her in his tell-all book. According to new unauthorized biography, Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell, the 59-year-old matriarch "exploded" with rage upon learning that Simon was sleeping with Dannii Minogue when they all worked on the UK X Factor.

Now the matriarch - who eventually quit the show in 2008 because she no longer wanted to work with Dannii - has taken aim at her old boss from involving her in his "world of debauchery."

"I'm not Simon's mother - I don't give a toss who he f***s. That's none of my business. I think Simon thought he'd have complete control over this book. But how dare he bring me into it now? I don't want to be dragged into his little world of debauchery, thank you very much. I get on absolutely fine with Simon - and he will be fine - but I am p***ed off to be brought into it all again," she said.

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Dannii Minogue ‘in a Dark Place’ Over Simon Cowell Sex Claims

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Dannii Minogue and Simon CowellDannii Minogue is reportedly "in a dark place" following claims she had a fling with Simon Cowell.

The 40-year-old singer-turned-fashion designer enjoyed several nights of passion with The X Factor boss after joining the judging panel in 2007, according to a new unauthorized biography, Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell.

But having just split with Kris Smith, the father of her 21-month-old son Ethan, the revelation is said to have pushed an already upset Dannii to breaking point: "She's understandably distraught by all of this coming out just as she's struggling to cope with the breakdown of her relationship with Kris. It was all such a long time ago and to have to deal with it now in the wake of the last few weeks is just too much. She is incredibly raw and this is the last thing she wants to endure," a source said.

In the book, Simon, 52, is quoted as saying, "I had a crush on her. It was Dannii's hair, the sexy clothes and the t**s. I was like a schoolboy. She was foxy. She was a real man's girl. Very feminine."

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Fan Allegedly Breaks in to Simon Cowell’s Home

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Simon CowellAn "overzealous" fan has allegedly broken into Simon Cowell's home.

The accused is said to have entered the 52-year-old music mogul's $14 million west London house on Saturday night through a downstairs window, before going to lie on his bed while Simon was in the lounge. The woman is believed to have been caught and detained by Simon's staff and security while they waited for police to arrive.

According to a source, The X Factor boss told a friend, "It was an absolutely terrifying experience. Seeing this woman standing there in my house was like something out of a horror movie. It was frightening but I'm going to take it as a warning. In some ways I've been lucky. You have to look on the positive side because it could have been a whole lot worse. I now know that I need to improve my security."

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VIDEO: Glee Cast Wows X Factor Audience

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Music, Television, Videos

Glee’s Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Lea Michele, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Naya Rivera, Chord Overstreet, Heather Morris, Mark Salling, Harry Shum, Jr. and Dianna Agron showed up at Britain’s X Factor this week to perform “Don’t Stop Believing,” much to the delight of the crowd. (Chris Colfer was not present, presumably because his character, Kurt, isn’t currently a member of New Directions.)

Their performance was preceded by a funny, taped clip featuring Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester and Matthew Morrison as club coach Will Schuester.

The number won a rousing standing ovation from the watching judges. Our favorite moment? When Amber Riley stepped down off the stage to belt her line right in Simon Cowell’s face. As any die-hard Gleek will tell you, Riley was rejected during her American Idol audition.

Watch the entire performance in the video above.

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Simon Cowell Sued for $3.8 Million

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Television, Legal Issues, Rumors

Simon Cowell Britain's Got TalentA former Britain’s Got Talent contestant is suing and his reality show for 2.5 million pounds (or $3.8 million USD). Emma Amelia Pearl Czikai says the judges of the show are guilty of “exploitation, humiliation, degradation and barbarism.”

To be fair, she’s probably got a point. To play devil’s advocate, she probably should have expected it. Has she never watched the show before?

Her statement: “[] makes a select number of rich people very, very rich on the backs of the ordinary man and woman in the street through exploitation, humiliation, degradation and a re-emergence of modern-day barbarism with all its inherent cruelty.”

Pretty heavy. Will Simon Cowell be forced to pay for damages? Even so, we’re sure he can afford it.

You can watch Czikai’s audition .

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VIDEO: Simon Cowell Introduces Girlfriend, Possible Fiancee, to Leno

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Week after week, is the one making frightened American Idol contestants squirm under a glaring spotlight. But last night, it was his turn.

During an appearance on The Tonight Show, the famous bachelor was grilled about his rumored engagement to Mezhgan Hussainy. Although the 50-year-old is usually known for his bluntness, it was what he didn’t say that was quite telling.

“Are they true? Well, I do have somebody in my life now, Jay, yes. And I kind of made a decision this year to make somebody happy. ... It’s called giving back,” Cowell said when asked about the reports. “I always said if I was going to get engaged, I’d get engaged to a makeup artist,” he added.

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Report: Simon Cowell Engaged to Mezhgan Hussainy

Simon Cowell and Mezhgan Hussainy

Well - is he or isn’t he?

If you believe the latest reports, George Clooney may just be the last eternal bachelor standing. After weeks of rumors, multiple sources are now claiming that Simon Cowell is indeed engaged to girlfriend Mezhgan Hussainy.

Although the two have only been photographed together recently, Simon and Mezhgan (pronounced “mish-gone,” according to her website) have reportedly been dating for about six months now. Cowell and the 36-year-old first met years ago when she did makeup work on American Idol. (In other words, they knew each other when he was still dating longtime girlfriend Terri Seymour.)

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