In 20, Time named Cowell one of the 100 most influential people in the world.He has a younger brother, Nicholas Cowell, three half-brothers, John, Tony, and Michael Cowell, and a half-sister, June Cowell.judges panel in season one, she had no idea what to expect, least of all that the show would be a ratings juggernaut (averaging 35 million viewers during its season-five height, according to Nielsen) and that the program, along with her snippy tablemate Simon Cowell and the jovial Randy Jackson, would become instant pop culture phenomena.“Simon and I had a very authentic, interesting, eclectic relationship that played out on TV very well,” says the 53-year-old, who now fills a similar role on Fox’s : Adam Lambert on First Post-‘Idol’ Single | Paula Abdul on Simon Cowell | Ryan Seacrest on Eliminating Contestants | Constantine Maroulis on Seducing the Camera | Harry Connick Jr.A soundman from season one told me I had quit eight times just during the first taping.WATCH: The Top 5 Highest-Paid TV Personalities "He needs a makeover, because he's a handsome man, but did you see these jeans on this man? Cowell was able to show a sense of humor about his persona as an acid-tongued critic in a new promo showing him constrained Hannibal Lecter-style.
I’ve been doing the show for 10 years in England; I know it like the back of my hand. I want to bring better music acts back to the show because I thought that was the only thing that was slightly missing.
"He's sometimes a little brutal and therefore we put him in a straitjacket," Klum quipped. WATCH: Nick Cannon Kisses America's Got Talent Audience Member and It's Excruciating to Watch "Honestly, don't waste your time," Cowell said, giving advice to would-be contestants.
Cowell, who now serves as a judge alongside Abdul on Fox's "The X Factor," says the two at first couldn't stand each other and would fly on separate planes, but he later "considered" engaging in a relationship with her.
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It took me a while to learn how to give it back [to Simon], but boy, was it fun once I did.“ Threaten To Quit“In the beginning, it was appalling and shocking that someone could speak so harshly of these people.