Simon Cowell

The latest news about Simon Cowell, the music mogul and judge on America's Got Talent. After years working as a record executive, Cowell found fame as a judge on the British show Pop Idol and its spin-off, American Idol, where he gained notoriety for his honest and sometimes cruel critiques. While judging Idol, he created the smash British talent shows The X Factor (which came to the U.S. in 2011) and Britain's Got Talent. He also created sister show America's Got Talent in 2006, becoming a judge of that NBC show in 2016.