Articles tagged with ‘Simon Cowell’
Posted on September 14th, 2016 at 7:56 am by Sean Borg
I wonder what will Simon Cowell have to say about this?!?!
Pillow Talk singer Zayn Malik will soon give his fans some exciting bedtime reading after it was revealed his ‘explosive’ autobiography will be released in November. Oo-er!
The British star has detailed his action-packed journey from X Factor contestant to chart topper – including his sensational exit from the hunky boyband – in his first literary offering entitled ‘Zayn’. How original!
Publisher Penguin Random House confirmed international heartthrob Zayn, 23, will unveil his memories to the world on Novemeber 1, with the hardback also set to include his own personal drawings and intimate photographs.
Talking of his reported life story, a source said: “This book is going to be explosive and Simon will be furious with Zayn and may even try to stop it coming out. But Zayn is determined to reveal the secrets behind the clean image that was always so fiercely protected by the band’s publicity machine.”
Previously, the insider told MailOnline the text would delve into “every intimate detail” about his five years in the hit group with fellow bandmembers Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Harry Styles.
The lads were swiftly signed up by X Factor head honcho Simon after failing to win the talent show in 2010 – yet his revelations are said to be potentially worried for the record label boss.
Outspoken Zayn unsteadied the One Direction ship after he left on bad terms, slamming their style.
He told Fader magazine: “As much as I was in that band, and I loved everything that we did, that’s not music that I would listen to.
“I want to make music that I think is cool s**t.”
He added the group would be asked to re-record tracks “until there was a straight version that was pop, generic as f**k, so they could use that version.”
The talent show star then went on to slam his former bandmates for not getting in touch with him since he quit.
Posted on April 21st, 2016 at 8:06 am by SBGLA
Former X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne has revealed she is “extremely interested” in women but fears ‘it is too late now’ to experiment… Oo-er!
The 63-year-old is married to rockstar Ozzy Osbourne and has been for 33 years.
During an appearance on US chat show The Talk, the mother-of-three said: “I always think everybody is gay – so am I.
“I am not a little bit gay, I am extremely interested in the fact of what I missed out on. But it is too late now.”
And when a co-host confessed she is sometimes attracted to women too, the feisty Brit shared her opinion.
“There is nothing wrong with that,” she quipped.
The reality star also touched on the rumors surrounding the sexuality of X Factor boss Simon Cowell, admitting people always ask her if he is secretly gay.
But the mother of Kelly Osbourne denied it, instead joking: “He does have a very gay-ish – which I think is fabulous – air about him!”
Sharon, one of the original judges, quit the talent show in 2007 due to conflict with co-star Dannii Minogue.
Sharon Osbourne bisexual?!?! Whatever next!
Posted on December 8th, 2015 at 8:05 am by SBGLA
While the teen world is still trying to come to terms with the fact that British boyband One Direction are taking a hiatus which could last as long as two years…the hot pop-quartet have been hit by what many in the industry will consider a major blow to the final chapter of their career thus far. Oo-er!
After the Grammy nominations were announced on Monday it has come to light that 1D – Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson haven’t received even one nomination, despite being eligible.
They’re such a successful band worldwide, and have had an impressive career to date. So why has One Direction been snubbed?
Their hit album “Made in the A.M.” was not eligible for this year’s awards, being released after the Sept. 30 cut off date, but their previous album Four was expected to garner some nominations.
Similarly, single “Drag Me Down” was eligible for nominations too, so it’s a surprise that 1D weren’t nominated at all, considering their status as one of the most successful boy bands in the world right now.
As the band are going on hiatus, does this mean that they are now out of chances to win a Grammy? It would seem so.
Apparently I’m told but the Grammy office that “Made in the A.M.” will be eligible for next year’s nominations, but, as the band won’t be together at the time, will anyone consider them… seriously?
While I’m sure the members of 1D are slightly sad that they’re not starting their hiatus with a slew of award nominations, they’ve already had several successes in 2015.
Their first album post-Zayn Malik, Made In The A.M., sold over 400,000 copies in its first week sales in the U.S., and despite Malik announcing his own plans to release music, One Direction have largely held the spotlight.
The best thing everyone can do right now is remember most things made in Britain are build to last and hopefully the music U.S music industry will not lose sight of them during their hiatus.
When you look at it like that, One Direction join a group of prestigious VIPs who have also been snubbed, but that haven’t been made any less amazing by those snubs… Just saying’!
I wonder what Simon Cowell has to say about this…
Posted on August 27th, 2015 at 8:06 am by SBGLA
Just days after Ed Miliband’s scruffy new look went viral, Simon Cowell has adopted his own face fuzz, which he debuted at the (UK) X Factor press launch earlier this week.
The talent show boss and usually clean-cut star showed off a full beard as he arrived in baggy jeans and a white t-shirt, dressed down in his usual white tee and jeans, Cowell rocked a new salt-and-pepper beard as he smiled for the cameras…but then if anyone can get away with under-dressing it’s good ol’ Si’. I have to say he wears it pretty well
His new stubble certainly gives him an edge he didn’t have before – we know and love him as the high-waistband sporting, chest-baring straight talker of The X Factor, not the cool beardy one. Look how resplendent it is!
While fellow judges Nick Grimshaw and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini looked like they’d pulled out all the stops with their smart outfits, Cowell wore baggy bootcut jeans and a loose white T-shirt. The fourth panellist, Rita Ora, is currently on a promotional tour in America and had to miss the launch.
Speaking on stage at the launch event at the new Picturehouse Central Cinema, the music mogul claimed that he was growing a beard in a bid to ‘go back to his roots’ before admitting that he just couldn’t be ‘bothered to shave.’
Insisting that it wasn’t an attempt to be ‘down with the kids’, Cowell described his new beard as a symbol of his ‘sense of freedom.’ He told press: “I actually got lazy while I was on holiday and I thought I’d keep it. I’m sure it will come off in about a week.”
How hipster of you, Simon… I wonder if that heavy stubble is here to stay? I reckon it should!
Posted on July 30th, 2015 at 6:48 am by SBGLA
X Factor mogul Simon Cowell is convinced his son Eric is spending so much time with his beloved Yorkshire Terrier pooches, Squiddly and Diddly and will probably end up barking before talking proper English… Oo-er!
Eric was born 18 months ago to Simon and his girlfriend Lauren Silverman.
The top telly show boss Simon, 55, said: “I have no idea what he is going to talk like, because his mum is American, I am English and a lot of the girls in my house are from the Phillipines.
“He spends most of his time with Squiddly and Diddly. He is going to end up barking.”
But he added: “I can really see me in him now.”
Simon is regularly seen with his two dogs and often brings them to filming sessions on ‘The X Factor’. Simon even admitted Eric’s first lesson will be about the importance of being kind to animals. Aww, how cute!
Simon will be back on telly next month in the UK for the new series of top telly talent show alongside pal Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, 32.
But in major changes to the show, singer Rita Ora, 24, and Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw, 30, have both been hired to judge acts in place of Mel B, 40, and Louis Walsh, 62.
Can’t wait to hear if singer Raign is coming back… Oo-la-la!
Posted on March 12th, 2015 at 8:10 am by SBGLA
If you think Harry Styles is looking rather fresher faced these days, I’ll tell you why…
According to A-list dermatologist and ‘aesthetician’ Louise Deschamps, the One Direction heartthrob maintains his boyish good looks with sheep placenta facials. Oo-er!
She told the latest issue of Grazia magazine: “Harry comes to see me. It’s not unusual for young men to come to me.”
Harry, 21, apparently books in for the $500 stem cell facial Louise offers at Dr Harold Lancer’s Beverly Hills clinic in LA.
The 90-minute treatment, which Louise recommends Harry has every six weeks, involves taking the placenta from prime New Zealand livestock.
The stem cells, which are full of rich nutrients that fight free-radical skin damage, are extracted and then flash frozen.
They are then mixed into a gel containing gold flecks which are slathered over the face after it has been exfoliated, exposed to steam and had pores opened by LED light from a handheld device.
So that’s what makes him beautiful…
Hazza likes having the facial to clear his baby-faced skin after months of touring.
Louise added: “He gets all clogged up. Putting on make-up all the time and traveling a lot plays havoc with his skin.”
Apparently, Simon Cowell, Kim Kardashian and Victoria Beckham are also said to love the treatments too!
I’m not sure I would want my aesthetician revealing such secrets about my facial treatments… Note to paps, I wouldn’t waste my time hanging around outside that clinic in future, hoping to catch a glimpse of the star… I doubt he’ll be going back!
Posted on October 9th, 2014 at 7:50 am by SBGLA
X Factor singer Raign has opened up about her feud with former Girls Aloud loudmouth Cheryl Tweedy.
Despite being given a seat on the six-chair challenge, she missed out on the chance to go to Judges Houses with Simon Cowell after Cheryl persuaded him to let her go.
Cheryl made it clear on the show that she disliked eccentric Los Angeles based singer Raign throughout the show and even said to Simon: “I can’t stand her. I couldn’t work with her. There’s no way. I’m allergic to her.” Oo-er…
But Raign, real name Rachel Rabin said she was unaware that the singer didn’t like her. The Don’t Let Me Go singer, who was ousted by Cowell during the Bootcamp stage of the ITV show, admitted that she was unaware Geordie judge Cheryl had such a passionate dislike of her and only found out when she watched her auditions on TV.
She said to Digital Spy: “I literally watched that on the television with the rest of you. I had no idea.
“Obviously when you go on a show like this, you go out to be judged, and Cheryl is a judge. You have to prepare yourself in advance for the fact that not everyone can like what you do. And that’s fine.
“Cheryl’s comments – I only heard what she said directly after each performance.
“All the rest of it, I didn’t even know was happening until I saw it on TV.”
She added that Cheryl’s harsh views didn’t bother her.
“Everyone is entitled to their opinion and I went on the show to be judged. You just can’t take it personally. It’s her opinion,” she said. How dignified!
Raign was strongly rumored to be returning to the show as a one of its wildcard acts, though that’s not happening now leaving us all to wonder if Chezza was taking her hatred of back Raign a bit too far. Don’t let me go? I guess they did…
I’m not too surprised by Cheryl’s clenched fists and evil smirks, however… We are talking about the same girl who was arrested over an alleged racist assault in a nightclub calling a female lavatory attendant a ‘jigaboo’… Hmm, I rest my case!
Posted on September 25th, 2014 at 6:34 am by SBGLA
Expat Terri Seymour will soon have an extra special someone in her life. The Extra host is expecting a baby with her boyfriend of three years, British model Clark Mallon, she announced earlier this week.
“I’m extremely excited and really happy to say I’m pregnant,” Seymour, who is four months along, told Extra. “Clark and I are going to be a mummy and daddy.”
And one of the first to jump on board the congratulation bandwagon was ex-boyfriend and close pal, Simon Cowell.
After only becoming a father himself this year, The X Factor judge knows only too well how exciting the news is for his former flame.
However, Lauren Silverman‘s man couldn’t help but make the exciting baby news all about him. Naturally.
Simon tweeted: “Congratulations @TerriSeymour and Clark. Me and Lauren are very excited for you both. If it’s a boy you can call him Simon.”
All things considered, that name might be a bit weird though, dontchafink?
The couple — who will likely find out the baby’s sex soon — will welcome their first child next year. And although it’s all finally “sinking in now … in a good way,” Mallon says, the pair were shocked when they received the news.
Congrats, to Terri and Clark … You are an awesome couple and your baby will be gorgeous!