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Simon Cowell picks Taylor Hicks to win 'Idol'

NEW YORK - Simon Cowell predicts that the gray-haired Taylor Hicks will be the next "American Idol." "I'm going to say he's the favorite, but...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/17/tel_81700.shtml
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Simon Cowell moves to dating game from 'American Idol'

NEW YORK -- With his new dating game, "Cupid," Simon Cowell may have everything going for him but timing. The...produced well always stands a chance, he said. "I think Simon Cowell is an extremely talented person with a great feel for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/07/tel_380536.shtml
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Simon Cowell sits center stage at 'American Idol'

LONDON - After more than two decades working his way up - behind the scenes - in the music industry, Simon Cowell sits center stage. Cowell's withering putdowns of the overconfident and undertalented - first on Britain's "Pop Idol...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/01/tel_441538.shtml
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Lawsuit claims ABC, Simon Cowell lifted TV series idea

...filed Wednesday against ABC and "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell alleges they conspired to steal the brand and concept...Cowell. "From stem to stern, each and every detail of Simon Cowell and ABC's mock 'Million Dollar Idea' is a patent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/12/tel_445031.shtml
Television
FOX signs Simon to long-term deal with 'American Idol'

NEW YORK - Simon Cowell will be insulting prospective singers on "American Idol" for several...committing to a further run with Fox in the States," Fuller said. "Simon Cowell is a key component of the incredible success of 'American Idol...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/30/tel_27448.shtml
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Only five singers remain on 'American Idol'

NEW YORK - America: Simon got it wrong. Though judge Simon Cowell recently predicted she would be among the final three singers left standing on "American Idol," Kellie Pickler became the latest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/28/tel_79206.shtml
Television
Many 'American Idol' losers are winning big

...tongue-lashings from "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell could deflate anyone's musical...summer. Jim Verraros: The bane of Simon Cowell's existence for winning over...beauty, who publicly questioned Simon Cowell's sexuality, is fielding label...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/11/mus_415262.shtml
Music
DeGarmo honed her 'American Idol' skills on karaoke

...auditioning to be a singing star long before anyone heard of Simon Cowell or American Idol. The 16-year-old jokes that when...DeGarmo now is a junior. Earlier this season, Idol judge Simon Cowell accused DeGarmo of being too young to compete on the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/19/tel_416119.shtml
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A year of guilty pleasures

...watching Lady Gaga and R. Kelly grinding up against each other on Saturday Night Live? Or digesting the news that Simon Cowell will be someone's father?It was bewildering, off-putting, jarring ? yet entertaining at the same time. As...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2013-12-28/year-guilty-pleasures
Cowell's 'Talent' shows based on old concepts

...Gong Show in the 1970s and '80s, and Star Search, which folded in 1995, talent competitions also seemed kaput.But Simon Cowell has done his part to resurrect both genres.He was the tart-tongued judge when American Idol began its epoch-changing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/television/2013-05-31/cowells-talent-show