Happy birthday Simon Cowell! Television producer, executive, and celebrity judge who appeared on American Idol and the X Factor, and produced America’s Got Talent. He was an English A&R executive, but became famous for his brutal, yet honest comments to aspiring singers. He judged American Idol contestants with pop star Paula Abdul. One Direction is one of the hottest boy bands in years, formed by Simon Cowell after the bands’ members finished strongly on the seventh season of The X Factor in the U.K.
Happy birthday Simon Cowell!