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Simon Cowell is a busy man. On television, where he produces America's Got Talent, as well as two versions of The X Factor? Sure, we guess.

But in the bedroom is where British model Alicia Douvall is focusing in a new interview, telling Great Britain's The Sun that she once got it on with the reality show star 11 times... in one night!

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"We started having sex and went on through the night," Douvall said of a an evening not longer after she met Simon in 2001 at a bar. "We slept a little bit in between but only for a few minutes."

And how as Cowell? Critical, Douvall claims.

"Every time we had sex he would analyze my performance just like a judge on the TV and say how there could be an improvement next time."

The model says she's speaking out now because she's NOT included in "Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell," a biography about the judge penned by Tim Bower.

As someone with first hand knowledge, purportedly, Douvall does not back up Sharon Osbourne's assertions regarding Cowell's manhood.

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In a new biography, Simon Cowell writes that Sharon Osbourne left the British version of The X Factor because she was irritated by Cowell's romance with fellow judge Dannii Minogue.

But on yesterday's edition of The Talk, the America's Got Talent panelist begged/yelled to differ.

”I’m, like, pissed off because you’ve got a whole career to talk about... Why bring Mrs. O into your messing around?" Osbourne asked, adding that her boss (Cowell produces AGT) “likes to glamorize, he likes the publicity, he likes the attention.”

Why else might Simon say certain things about Sharon and others? Watch this video all the way through to find out:

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Britney Spears is somewhat intimidated by Simon Cowell and is insisting on a “no bullying” clause in her contract with The X Factor, according to reports.

The pop superstar is about to sign a $15 million deal to join the talent show, but not before she was assured that she won’t fall victim to Cowell's attacks.

He can be a little intimidating, after all.

“Britney has huge respect for Simon as a producer but at the same time she can't help but be a little bit scared of him,” says a source close to the singer.

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The source in Spears' camp says she is ready for the surprising new project, and is going to great lengths to ensure that the role she plays is to her liking.

“She’s excited about being part of the show but also mindful of the kind of role she is going to play on the X Factor judging panel," says the insider.

“Britney doesn’t want to be the one trading verbal blows with Simon; she knows she would come off worse. She wants to be projected in the right way."

"Britney wants to be the one nurturing talent. She’ll leave the nasty stuff to Simon.”

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Simon Cowell was forced to take a break from deciding on the next X Factor judges Saturday... because a woman used a brick to break a window and get into his London home!

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We'll let Simon's rep, Max Clifford, explain what happened via the statement he has released regarding the incident:

"There was a loud bang and Simon rushed upstairs to find out what was going on. It came from the bathroom so he went in and there was a woman standing there holding a brick. She had smashed her way in through the window and it was unclear how long she had been there or what she was doing."

The producer's security team swooped in, TMZ reports, and detained the intruder - Leanne Zaloumis, 29, believed to be a crazed fan - until British police arrived and arrested the lady for trespassing, along with intention to inflict grievous bodily harm upon a person therein.

"It was a very frightening experience for Simon, who told me it was like something from a horror movie," Clifford said.

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Beyonce... Pink... Mariah Carey... Fergie... Britney Spears.

Big names continue to be bantered about for the two open judging spots on The X Factor, but Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid told reporters on a conference call yesterday that they couldn't comment on any of the rumors. Except for Reid saying this:

"The only thing you can count on is we will likely have two girls. That we can confirm."

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Cowell, meanwhile, said the show would find some way to honor the late Whitney Houston:

"I have a feeling that they may do a Whitney show on The Voice or Idol before us. We have to do it in a different way. We will continue to pay tribute to Whitney. We love her, we love her songs."

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The Voice reigning champion Javier Colon has accepted Simon Cowell's idea for the ultimate musical showdown - a battle between TV singing competition winners!

Simon suggested pitting the champs of X Factor, The Voice and American Idol together in a singing smackdown, with the goal of determining who reigns supreme.

Javier took to Twitter to accept Simon's "super final" challenge:

"So @simoncowell recently proposed a face off btw Idol/Xfactor/Voice winners. I really respect the other shows and winners a lot but if U want a battle I'm IN!"

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American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe also responded on Twitter last week, but he was less willing, making a thinly-veiled claim to Idol's superiority:

"@simoncowell suggests the IDOL winner should take on the voice and x-factor winners. The problem is the Idol winner will be a star by then."

Ouch! Idol is really digging in against its critics these days.

With X Factor allowing managed talent to participate this season, and The Voice getting bigger ratings than ever this winter, the ante has been upped.

Will past and future champions step up to the plate?! This show would likely never happen for myriad reasons, but we ask you: Which show is the best?

 

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Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones may be out, but Simon Cowell is in. All in. He's the man behind The X Factor and, to his credit, the first to admit that season one did not go as planned.

"Can I do it better than last year? Yes. Will it be better? Yes. But that takes hard work and a lot of planning," the judge/producer says in a new chat with Extra.

So... who might Simon bring in to assist with that task? Did he really offer Beyonce $100 million to join the panel? Cowell addresses these topics in the following interview excerpts.

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On letting Abdul go: “I would’ve liked to have kept her. She was very gracious and I said that to her. She understands it’s business; it’s never personal.”

Did he really make that offer to Beyonce? “I have no clue where that came from... The budget for the show is $100 million. That would never, ever happen. It’s absolute nonsense... Even if you had that kind of money. I wouldn’t spend $100 million on one person.”

Does he want Mariah Carey as a judge? "I would love her. But you can’t expect someone who’s just had two kids to make the kind of commitment you would need on this show.”

Madonna? "Great” but “expensive.”

Katy Perry? "Fun - and she’s feisty.”

About those judges on The Voice... “I would ask how many records have they made, how many artists have they discovered. That’s where we have to be different on the judging panel. It’s very important that you have people on the panel that have actually signed and made artists successful all over the world, not just have made hit records yourself. That’s why you have a judging panel.”

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With three-fifths of last year's X Factor panel receiving their pink slips this week, a new report claims Simon Cowell had made his first move to replace Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones.

And it's a big... nay, a huge... nay, an ENORMOUS one.

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Insiders claim the producer has offered Beyonce $100 million to judge the show next season, a sum that would be the highest annual salary in TV history.

"He wants a big-name female star on the panel," a source tells Media Take Out. "Mariah is good, but she's not that hot today. He wants Beyoncé because that would immediately give him the bounce needed to beat American Idol."

But would Beyonce possibly consider the deal?!?

She already has a few dollars in the bank and is as established an artist as there is today. Then again, she did just give birth, so wouldn't a seat at the judging table be the ideal way to remain buzz-worthy, keep a regular schedule, make SERIOUS coin and spend a time of time with Blue Ivy?

Do you think Beyonce would make a good X Factor judge?

 

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Yes, Paula Abdul really is out of The X Factor.

While no one doubted the veracity of this morning's report - which detailed the ousting of Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones - the singer herself had not spoken out about the decision until now.

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"I’ve learned through my longevity in this industry that business decisions often times override personal considerations," Paula said in a statement. "Simon and I, along with Fox and [producers] Fremantle, have been communicating about this for a while now, and I have absolute understanding of the situation.

"Simon is, and will remain a dear friend of mine and I’ve treasured my experience working this past season with my extended family at Fox and Fremantle. I want nothing more than for The X Factor to exceed ALL of their wildest dreams. This truly has been a blessing and I am most grateful.”

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When it comes to potential professional artists, Simon Cowell has a very clear idea of what he wants. When it comes to love? Not so much.

The singer tells UK's The Daily Mirror that he and Mezhgan Hussainy - a makeup artist he met behind the scenes of American Idol in 2003 - are no longer engaged. But are they still dating? We'll let Simon explain:

"It's quite a complicated relationship. We have had a break from each other, and we are still incredibly close," Cowell tells the newspaper. "I'm vulnerable. It's not on, it's not off, it's somewhere in the middle. I don't know if I will ever get married, but I am happy."

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Hussainy has reportedly moved out of the Los Angeles mansion she shared with the music mogul - and into another home nearby where Simon's other famous ex, Teri Seymour, also stayed after she split from Cowell. Friends allegedly refer to this residence as the "girlfriends graveyard."

“I don’t pay them off," Cowell says of his history with women. "But if you have been with someone long enough, there is a ­responsibility. You can’t say one minute you can live this type of life and then the light goes off.”

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