Simon Cowell Named Mipcom 2014 Personality of the Year.

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Simon Cowell has been named MIPCOM 2014 Personality of the year.

The MIPCOM award recognises an entertainment industry creative icon.

Entertainment industry creative icon Simon Cowell is to be honoured as the MIPCOM 2014 Personality of the Year.

The TV and film producer, music label boss and internationally-renowned talent show judge will receive his award at a gala dinner for industry executives at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes on Tuesday 14 October. On Monday 13 October, Cowell will give a keynote interview in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals.

One of the best-known faces on TV screens in the world, Cowell has transformed popular culture in the 21st century through his wide-reaching TV and music enterprise.

“Simon Cowell is a visionary producer whose television franchises are on air in almost 200 territories around the world, underlining his status as a global creative icon. In recognition of his amazing career as a creator of international formats and his formidable impact on the entertainment industry as a whole, we are honoured to welcome him to Cannes as the MIPCOM 2014 Personality of the Year,” said Paul Zilk, CEO of Reed MIDEM, organiser of MIPCOM.

Cowell’s Syco Entertainment is a world-renowned music, film, and television production company responsible for some of the most successful global music and television franchises. Syco’s television assets include the two international phenomenon formats: “Got Talent” and “The X Factor” both created by Simon Cowell. The Syco Music roster includes stars such as One Direction, Little Mix, Susan Boyle, Ella Henderson, Il Divo, Labrinth, Cher Lloyd, Fifth Harmony, Alex & Sierra, and Collabro.

Under Cowell’s stewardship, Syco Entertainment continues to develop global TV formats that have appeal throughout the TV, Film and digital world.

In April, “Got Talent” was officially named the World’s Most Successful Reality Television Format by The Guinness Book of Records. Alongside Syco’s longstanding co-production partner, FremantleMedia, original versions of Got Talent are now being produced in 62 territories worldwide. Emmy-nominated “America’s Got Talent” has been the No.1 rated summer programme ever since its launch in June 2006. Now in its ninth consecutive season, the show currently airs in 193 countries worldwide.

“The X Factor” is now produced in 49 territories around the world since its launch in the UK in 2004 where it remains the #1 entertainment show and a cultural phenomenon. The format has launched more superstar artists’ careers than any other TV format. Artists discovered by the show worldwide have sold more than 160 million records, including 170 No.1 hits, and 380 Top 10 records.

In 2002, Cowell became lead judge of the fledgling “American Idol.” By the final of the second series in 2003, a staggering 38 million Americans were tuning in to watch Cowell on the show. Cowell was the lead judge on the US “X Factor” for three years from 2011 before leaving to make his return to the UK show as a judge for its 11th season, which begins in August 2014.

In August 2013, Cowell produced his first feature film, “One Direction: This Is Us.” The movie debuted at No.1 at both the US and UK box offices, before going on to enjoy international success.

For his newest take on the singing competition genre, Cowell has teamed up with Univision to create “La Banda,” a series which will search the US and Latin America for the next Latino boy band in 2015. Syco also recently announced a ground-breaking new music show, “Ultimate DJ,” in partnership with SFX and T Mobile.

Simon Cowell Treats Lauren Silverman To A Meal And Bling For Her Birthday.

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Simon Cowell knows how to treat a lady. Simon gave his girlfriend Lauren Silverman’s jewellery to celebrate her 37th birthday.

During the evening, Cowell also treated Silverman to a small dinner party at Red Stixs, an upscale Chinese restaurant in the Hamptons. While there, guests sang Happy Birthday to Silverman who was presented with a gorgeous cake.

“It was a happy, relaxing day,” a source tells E! News. “Everything with them is great.”

“They’ve been there a lot this summer,” another source told E! News of the couple’s dinner destination. “They seem to really love it.”

While the couple has enjoyed spending quality time in the Hamptons, a new vacation destination could soon be in their future.

“It will be on a boat,” a source hinted to E! News. “Everyone’s really looking forward to it.”

One Direction Announce ‘Where We Are’ The Concert Film

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IN CINEMAS WORLDWIDE FOR ONE WEEKEND ONLY ON 11TH & 12TH OCTOBER 2014.

In a surprise announcement last night, One Direction announce a film of their ‘Where We Are’ concert will be in cinemas worldwide for one weekend only on 11th & 12th October.

The concert was recorded at the iconic San Siro Stadium in Milan, and the cinema release will also include 15 minutes of never before seen footage of the band.

The film was produced by Simon Cowell and it’s been revealed that there will be more than 10,000 screenings worldwide, so there should be more than enough opportunities to catch it once or twice before it heads to DVD.

One Direction were filmed for the duration of their concert in San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy and along with footage of the gig, the film will also feature clips of the singers backstage before and after the show.

A source close to the band said “This could become the biggest concert movie ever — there’s going to be more than 10,000 screenings internationally.

“So many 1D fans didn’t get the chance to buy tickets to the band’s show because the stadium tour sold out – but this means no one will have to miss out.”

America’s Got Talent Renewed By NBC, A New Show On The Horizon And Simon Cowell Is Teaching Eric to Swim

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America’s Got Talent is renewed for a 10th season by NBC, the format – which is executive produced and was created by Simon Cowell and is co-owned and produced by Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia –  can boast world-record breaking appeal and massive successes in the US as well as around the world.

The award winning entertainment format is officially the “Most Successful Reality TV Format in the World “ – with local versions sold to 62 countries, holding the Official all-time Guinness World Record for this achievement.America’s Got Talent is broadcast in an incredible 193 countries and in the US has been ranked the #1 summer program every year since its first season in 2006.

Simon Cowell said We are thrilled that America’s Got Talent will be coming back for its 10th year in 2015 and I would like to thank NBC for their continued support. This is great news following the Guinness World Record title for the Most Successful Reality TV format in the World. As always with this show, we hope to find a star and this years talent in America looks really, really good”

“There’s so many music shows on at the moment, there was always going to be this problem of dilution. The whole reason we devised ‘Talent’ is it was supposed to be different,” Cowell said.

He attributes its success worldwide in large part to careful handling by FremantleMedia, its co-owner and producer with Cowell’s Syco Entertainment. The program airs just once a year in each market to avoid wearing out the format’s welcome.

In contrast, he considers his U.S. version of “The X Factor” singing contest a victim of overcrowding, canceled by Fox after three seasons. Simon said if he had it to do over again he would have insisted Fox choose between it or network sibling “American Idol.”

“Having two shows and ‘The Voice’ (on NBC) running at the same time was way too much,” he said. “If they had kept with ‘X Factor’ and had more confidence in it, the show would have done what it is in the U.K.,” where it’s a hit.

Simon also announced he is planning on returning to the arena with another singing contest. It’s been in development for about eight months and will have a new twist — he’s keeping that secret — to distinguish itself from the competition, he said.

He’ll present the idea to U.S. networks when he thinks it’s ready, he said, along with another talent show that he’s working on that, like “AGT,” isn’t solely just music-related.

On a personal note he’s revelling in first-time fatherhood with his infant son with his girlfriend, Lauren Silverman.

“He’s amazing. We’re in the Hamptons (in New York) at the moment, taking a break. He’s 5 months old, learning to swim,”

Simon Cowell Buys An Apartment in New York

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Simon Cowell has splashed out over $10 million on a New York apartment.

Simon and girlfriend Lauren Silverman – who have four-month-old son Eric together – have closed a deal on a luxury three-bedroom apartment on East 78th Street, close to the Upper East Side neighbourhood where the socialite’s other son Adam, seven, lives with his father Andrew Silverman.

It is unclear which apartment in the building the couple bought, but a three-bedroom property was recently listed at $10.8 million.

A source told the New York Post newspaper “They wanted to be on the Upper East Side, and they love modern and new.”

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The couple have been house hunting for several months and the property they have bought is said to be very similar to the $25,000-a-month home Simon rented for Lauren, when she was pregnant.

Simon Cowell Films The Opening Sequence To The X Factor James Bond Style

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Simon Cowell channelled his inner James Bond as he shot the opening sequence for the X Factor in a field in Redhill, Surrey.

As he landed he was seen sprinting towards his limo in true 007 style.

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While he dressed to impress to shoot the scenes, it wasn’t enough to get Simon to put on a tie as he sported his usual unbuttoned shirt look.

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