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Simon Cowell Welcomes Baby Son

A spokeswoman for Simon Cowell says he and socialite Lauren Silverman welcomed their baby son early Friday evening, Valentine’s Day, in New York.

02/14/2014

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Does Judging ‘Idol’ or ‘The Voice’ Help or Hurt Artists’ Careers?

Welcome to Jukebox Jury, our new music debate show where experts face off and a jury of fans decides the winner. THE CASE: Last week, American Idol returned with a whimper instead of the bang […]

01/22/2013

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Britney Spears Leaving ‘X Factor’ After 1 Season

Britney Spears said Friday she has made the “difficult decision” to leave Fox’s “The X Factor” after one season.

01/11/2013

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Britney Spears Is No Longer A ‘Factor’ On Panel

Britney Spears is out of “The X Factor” after a season in which the pop star failed to deliver a ratings boost for the singing contest, a person familiar with the show’s plans said Thursday.

01/10/2013

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12-Year-Old Boy Arrested In Celebrity ‘Swatting’ Incidents

A young boy was arrested for allegedly making bogus reports of violence at the homes of celebrities Justin Bieber and Ashton Kutcher.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/18/2012

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Simon Cowell’s Beverly Hills Home Becomes Latest Target Of ‘Swatting’

Simon Cowell has become the latest victim of what officials call “swatting” after a prankster reported a false crime at his home over the weekend.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/26/2012

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Khloe Kardashian Odom, Mario Lopez To Join ‘X Factor’

After weeks of speculation, Fox announced Tuesday that the “Extra” host and the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” co-star will indeed host the second season of the talent competition.

10/16/2012

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4-Legged Winner Of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Visits KCAL9

He flew to America on Simon Cowell’s private jet because he’s just too precious to fly in cargo. The newest winner of “Britain’s Got Talent” stopped by KCAL9 Friday, four legs and all.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/13/2012

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Paula Abdul Rejoins Simon Cowell As ‘X Factor’ Judge

A person familiar with negotiations for “The X Factor” says Paula Abdul will be the fourth judge on the new Fox singing competition.

05/07/2011

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‘X Factor’ Auditions Underway At LA Memorial Sports Arena

Auditions for a new singing competition series hosted by former “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell got underway Sunday at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.

03/27/2011

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LA Set To Host ‘X Factor’ Auditions

So you think you can sing? Simon says it’s your shot at stardom is here.

03/24/2011

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LA Auditions Start Next Month For Simon Cowell’s ‘X Factor’

Auditions for Simon Cowell’s “The X Factor” are set to kick off next month in Los Angeles, with tryouts following in five other cities.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/24/2011

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Simon Cowell And Paula Abdul Could Be Teaming Up Again

The judging panel for Simon Cowell’s U.S. version of “The X Factor” has yet to be set and he suggested Paula Abdul is in the running.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/07/2011

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Kara DioGuardi Makes Her ‘Idol’ Swan Song

Kara DioGuardi is officially out at “American Idol.”

CBS Los Angeles–09/03/2010