Don't expect Simon Cowell to go anywhere any time soon. The judge is too important to the ratings of American Idol.
Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
The X Factor crew poses for a promotional photo for Fox here. Which is your favorite judge?
Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
So much for this X Factor panel. It only lasted one season as a group before Simon Cowell made major changes.
Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Shania Twain is seated next to the American Idol judges you know and love in this shot from season nine.
Rating: 4.8 / 5.0
Randy, Simon and Kara are seen here during an early stage of season nine. They are joined by guest judge Avril Lavigne.
Rating: 4.7 / 5.0
The new stars of The X Factor cover this issue of TV Guide Magazine. ARe you excited for Demi Lovato and Britney Spears to come on board?
Rating: 4.7 / 5.0
Randy, Simon and Kara are joined by a special guest on season nine: star singer Mary J. Blige.
Rating: 4.7 / 5.0
After just one night, Ellen DeGeneres seems right at home on the judge's panel. We loved her funny and fresh opening performance.
Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Simon Cowell says that The X Factor will be a hit. Do you wanna bet against him?
Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Katy Perry joins the American Idol judging table for one episode of season nine. She's seen here.
Rating: 4.2 / 5.0
Look out, TV world! The X Factor panel is coming for you, as teased in this promotional photo.
Rating: 4.2 / 5.0
The X Factor returns to Fox in September of 2012. This poster features new judges Demi Lovato and Britney Spears.
Rating: 4.1 / 5.0

Simon Cowell Biography

New American Idol Judges Simon Cowell is our favorite American Idol judge. He's sometimes mean, but always honest and entertaining. He also knows how to put Paula... More »
Born
Birthplace
Simon Phillip Cowell
Full Name
Brighton, East Sussex, England

Simon Cowell Quotes

It was a little bit like Chihuahua trying to be a tiger.

Simon Cowell [following David Archuleta's attempt to sing a Chris Brown song]

I’d pack your suitcase.

Simon Cowell [to Jason Castro, after the former sung "I Shot the Sheriff"]