Innovative Electronic Music Competition to Showcase
Fresh New DJ/Producer Talent and Creative Production Skills
SFX Entertainment, Syco Entertainment and T-Mobile US, today announced they’re joining forces to produce a pioneering television show revolving around the booming electronic music culture and showcasing and cultivating fresh new EMC DJ/producer talent and creative event production skills.
“Ultimate DJ” was developed by the Simon Cowell-led Syco Entertainment, and SFX, the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment. T-Mobile, is joining the pair to bring the innovative new show to viewers.
Robert FX Sillerman, Chairman & CEO of SFX Entertainment, Inc. “Bringing EMC to the world is our goal, and building a TV franchise in the USA is a key part of that strategy. It’s always exciting to work with Simon Cowell, and the creative power of the Syco organization is undisputed. They are the perfect partners for our vision.
Simon Cowell of SYCO Entertainment said, “We have been developing this concept for a while but our partnership with SFX has been a real game-changer for this format. It made complete sense for us to collaborate with SFX with their access to the best up-and-coming DJs and their great marketing platform to build new DJ talent. And I’m delighted to have T-Mobile on board with their brilliant vision and innovation.”
Kelly Belledegrun, Senior Syco Producer added, “This show will represent a visual and musical revolution and we can’t wait to showcase this to the world with our exciting new partners.”
Simon Cowell took Eric out to lunch with him at The Ivy restaurant in Los Angeles on Sunday. Lauren had flown back to New York to see her son Adam.
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In a surprise announcement tonight, Syco Entertainment and Stage Entertainment announced the closure of the X Factor Musical.
An official statement from the show reads:
Stage Entertainment and Syco Entertainment, the producers of I Can’t Sing! at the London Palladium, have announced the closure of the production on Saturday 10th May 2014. The show received a series of rave reviews and standing ovations from thousands of theatre goers following its opening earlier this year.
Rebecca Quigley, CEO of Stage Entertainment UK, said: “We are sad to be bringing I Can’t Sing! to a close but are immensely proud to have co-produced the show. The West End can be an unpredictable place as the closure of a number of high profile productions recently has shown. I Can’t Sing! has had audiences on their feet night after night, four and five star reviews from the critics and an amazing company and creative team, but it seems that isn’t always enough.
To open any big musical, and particularly a brand new British musical comedy at the London Palladium, is no mean feat and hundreds of dedicated people have played a part in bringing this unique and wonderful show to the stage. I thank every one of those people and the audiences who have come to see the production.”
Nigel Hall, Syco Entertainment, said: “From the moment Harry Hill and Steve Brown told us their idea for I Can’t Sing we knew this was going to be a fun project. Alongside Stage Entertainment we’d like to thank the cast and crew who have worked so hard on this show. To everyone at Really Useful Theatres and the ever supportive staff at the London Palladium, and everyone involved in I Can’t Sing! I’d like to say a huge thanks and the very best of luck with their next venture.”
Ticket holders with seats booked for after Saturday May 10th should contact their original point of purchase.
Simon and Lauren have visited The Ivy in West Hollywood for lunch twice over the holiday weekend with two month old Eric.
Also spending some time together with a drive in Simon’s new Jaguar sports car and dinner at Ceconni’s.
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Simon Cowell beamed a boyish grin as he treated his girlfriend Lauren Silverman to a bite to eat and then a cruise around Beverly Hills in his slick set of wheels.
Simon commanded the controls of the shiny black convertible with the air of one who knows how much it cost and doesn’t care because it was worth every cent.
Simon weaved through traffic expertly before stopping off at McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant where the pair enjoyed a leisurely lunch.
They were spotted strolling hand-in-hand through the inner alley lined with posh shops.
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Simon Cowell was clearly in a jovial mood as she spent time with Ann Marie Thompson in Beverly Hills in between attending to business.
AnnMarie has worked with Simon for nearly a decade and is Syco’s global head of media.
The pair have a great relationship and a few years ago when asked why he hired her he said it was because ‘she understands the relationship that I like to have with the media — a close one. A lot of publicists treat the media like enemies, which is ridiculous because the media makes you. She respects press.’
Discussing her own role, Ann-Marie revealed: ‘I help manage how much is actually possible because he’s running a business and running TV shows.
‘Simon knows I’ll always tell him the truth and get straight to the point and vice versa. You’ve got to have that.’
He’s a big fan of his boys’ toys, and it looks like Simon Cowell just couldn’t wait to go for a ride on his Cam-Am Spyder.
Simon hopped on the three-wheeled vehicle, which will’ve set him back around £30k, with no shoes on – simply wearing his trademark uniform of light coloured jeans and a tight white t-shirt.
Zooming up and down the road outside his Los Angeles mansion, he looked thrilled to be astride the special motorbike and flicked a peace gesture to the waiting photographers.
The silver and black super-hero style vehicle is the latest in a long line of fast cars and big boy toys Simon has splashed his hard-earned cash on.
Simon has something of a penchant for anything fast, slick and shiny – he’s been spotted out and about in Los Angeles over the last few days in various expensive high-end super cars.
The latest Cam-Am is the one of the only vehicles the music mogul own with just three wheels; he owns a fleet of sports cars including a one-off Jaguar Eagle Speedster.