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Simon Cowell

Birth Date: October 7, 1959 / Age: 58
Birth Place: Brighton, England

Biography: Simon Philip Cowell (born October 7, 1959 in Brighton, England) is a British A&R (artist and repertoire) executive for BMG Records, but is probably best known as a judge on Pop Idol and American Idol television programs. Cowell is notorious for his uncompromisingly harsh and occasionally controversial criticism of Pop Idol and American Idol contestants. Occasionally he comments on already-established pop icons, most recently opining in Esquire magazine that Beyoncé Knowles was overrated.

He started out as a mail room clerk for EMI Music Publishing, but gradually worked his way up through the music industry until he became a record producer. In June 2003, Cowell sold his half-share in S Records for USD$42 million to BMG.

In December 2003, Cowell published a book, I Don't Mean to Be Rude, But...: Backstage Gossip from American Idol & the Secrets that Can Make You a Star. (ISBN 0767917413)

In 2004, he was a judge on a new British TV talent show The X Factor with Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh.

In season 5 premiere of Punk'd, he was tricked by Ryan Seacrest and Randy Jackson. He became the seventh non-American to get Punk'd.

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American Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002) ... judge

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July 13, 2005 (Posted by Leah Yoakum)
> Simon Cowell's Big "Idea"


When he's not busy shattering the dreams of aspiring singers on American Idol, Simon Cowell has been hard at work on his next big idea.

The acid-tongued judge has teamed with Idol producer FremantleMedia to masterm... Read More

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Appeared in Pepsi commercial, 2003

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