Simon Phillip Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is an English reality television judge and producer. He was a judge on the British TV talent competition series Pop Idol, The X Factor, and Britain's Got Talent, and the American TV talent competition shows American Idol, The X Factor, and America's Got Talent. Cowell is the principal founder and chief executive of the British entertainment company Syco.
'The Gong Show' Renewed For Second Season By ABC; Mike Myers Revealed As Host
The Gong Show is returning for a second go-round. ABC has renewed the popular summer series for a second season. The show will go into production later this year and an airdate will be announced at a future date, ABC said today during its TCA presentation' Mike Myers also confirmed that he is in fact, the show's host, aka British comedian Tommy Maitland.
The Voice is an American reality television singing competition broadcast on NBC. Based on the original The Voice of Holland , the concept of the series is to find currently unsigned singing talent (solo or duets, professional and amateur) contested by aspiring singers, age 15 or over (reduced to 13 since season 12), drawn from public auditions.
Cheryl looks set to make a comeback to prime-time TV after taking part in a pilot for a new BBC series. The 34-year-old would act as a mentor on talent show The Greatest Dancer, planned for Saturday nights on BBC One.
The success of American Idol has been described as "unparalleled in broadcasting history". The series was also said by a rival TV executive to be "the most impactful show in the history of television". It became a recognized springboard for launching the career of many artists as bona fide stars.
The X Factor is a British reality television music competition to find new singing talent. The contestants are aspiring singers drawn from public auditions. Created by Simon Cowell, the show began in 2004 and has since aired annually from August/September until December.
Cheryl has become a recognised and photographed style icon, being referred to as a "fashionista" by the press. She has been photographed for the covers of British Vogue , and Harper's Bazaar , and fronted cosmetic company L'Oréal in 2009. Her net worth was estimated at £20 million in October 2014.
ABC has renewed " The Gong Show " for a second season at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. The network also finally acknowledged that Mike Meyers is in fact the host of the show in the guise of a fake British comedic legend named Tommy Maitland.
Losing to Win: Remembering the Real Stars of 'Star Search'
Ten years ago this month, "Star Search" went off the air for good. The pioneering TV talent competition, which had its heyday during its Ed McMahon years from 1983 to 1995, underwent an Arsenio Hall-hosted reboot in 2003, but by that time, a little show called "American Idol" had come along and stolen its thunder.
List of famous people who were on Star Search, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Star Search was a talent competition that ran from the early '80s to the mid '90s. It was also resurrected for another run from 2003-2004. Several famous singers, actors, and comedians appeared on the show...
Britney Spears, Drew Carey, Rosie O'Donnell and 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake are all big stars now, but back in the 1980s, the judges on Star Search didn't think they had what it takes. All of them lost on the popular TV talent competition - though their appearances ended up helping them...