Simon Phillip Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is an English artist and repertoire ("A&R") executive for Sony BMG in the United Kingdom. He was born in Lambeth, London and raised in Elstree, Hertfordshire. He is well known as a judge on television programmes Pop Idol, The X Factor, American Idol and Britain's Got Talent. On these shows, Cowell is known for saying that most of the contestants on the shows are not talented. He is known for joining activities in the television and music industries, having made singles and records for many television characters.
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- The X Factor - Simon Cowell at itv.com
- Simon Cowell at the Internet Movie Database
- Video of Simon Cowell in his Ferrari
- Simon Cowell for PETA
- X Factor judges in homophobic row
- Simon Cowell on World Top 100 A&R Chart
- New York Times: How a Hit Almost Failed Its Own Audition
- Reviews and short bio of Simon Cowell
- Playboy Interview: Simon Cowell, February 2007
- Cartoon on "Off The Mark"