Simon Cowell and Lauren Dine Out With Cheryl Cole, Amanda and David.

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With her new X Factor contract signed and auditions set to begin in June, Cheryl was joined at the Firehouse by show mogul Simon Cowell, who arrived hand in hand with partner Lauren Silverman.

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She heralded her return to the music scene with the release of a racy new promo shot for her forthcoming single, but Cheryl Cole was mining less familiar territory on Friday evening when she paid a visit to the Chiltern Firehouse.

The pop sensation’s arrival drew a raucous cheer from a gaggle of girls gathered outside the popular Marylebone venue, and their greeting mustered a wry smile from Cheryl, who appeared to be unaccompanied for her evening out

Taking a welcome break as the week drew to a close, Cheryl opted for a smart black ensemble comprised of crossover coat and matching leather trousers as she exited her car and sashayed inside.

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Simon’s Britain’s Got Talent colleagues Amanda Holden and David Walliams were also in attendance, with the latter arriving in the company of model wife Lara Stone – who looked stunning in a cropped leopard print jacket.

Simon Cowell Receives A Very Special Gift From David Walliams

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David Walliams gave Simon Cowell the gift of a lifetime this week. He penned a very special children’s book especially for his new baby son.

Eric Cowell was born on Valentines Day and is Simon’s first child and during an appearance on Britain’s Got More Talent on Monday night, Walliams – an acclaimed children’s author – presented his boss with 50 copies of the thoughtful gift, which had been properly printed and bound at his own publishers and even illustrated by gifted and well known illustrator Tony Ross. Ross is best known for his work on the Horrid Henry series and of course provides all the drawings for Walliams’ own creations.

The hardback book is called ‘David Walliams Presents Baby Eric’, but many fans of the show were surprised when Cowell seemed not exactly grateful for the thoughtful present at first.

Insiders told The Sun that the music mogul was worried about David releasing the book to the general public, however he was moved when he realised it was an entirely private gift.

A source told The Sun: “He didn’t quite know what to say.”

The blurb inside David’s novel says: “Simon Cowell was the man who thought he had everything, until the day Baby Eric arrived in his life.”

“This is the story of how Eric David Sinitta Louis-Walsh Cowell came into the world.”

A source said: “BGT is a real family affair now with Lauren and Eric down at the studios.”

One Direction Take Fans By Surprise by Opening Saturday’s Radio 1’s Big Weekend

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One Direction have performed at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Glasgow.

The boys were the first act to take to the main stage on Glasgow Green on Saturday afternoon (May 24), after arriving via private jet.

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They kicked off their seven-song set with debut single ‘What Makes You Beautiful’, before moving on to play hits such as ‘Best Song Ever’ and current single ‘You and I’.

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Simon Cowell supports Children’s Hospice Week

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Simon Cowell, Patron of Together for Short Lives, visited Haven House Children’s Hospice this week (20 May) ahead of Children’s Hospice Week this coming June. After a tour of the hospice, Simon spent time with children and families, who rely on the hospice for much needed care and support.

Simon Cowell said, “This week I visited Haven House and met some amazing families and amazing kids. It’s always great to see so many smiles which is a credit to the wonderful staff and I applaud them for all the amazing work that they do. Knowing Together for Short Lives has changed my life and I would urge everyone to please support Children’s Hospice Week.”

Simon was keen to take part in the music therapy session – a creative and fun way for children to express their emotions – before chatting with children and families over tea and cakes in the garden. No stranger to the cameras, Simon posed with families for their souvenir selfies – a lasting memento of an unforgettable afternoon.

Barbara Gelb, Chief Executive of Together for Short Lives said, “Simon’s profile makes all the difference in helping the public to understand the needs of the UK’s 49,000 children with life limiting conditions and their families, and the important support provided by a range of services, including children’s hospices.  And, what’s more, Simon brings a true connection and heartfelt warmth to the work that he does with us. The children and families just love meeting him.”

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Mike Palfreman, Chief Executive of Haven House Children’s Hospice said, “Having someone as well known as Simon visit the hospice is a real morale booster for everyone here. For a small, local hospice, we get some great celebrity support, which really helps to promote our work in the local community and beyond.’ He added, ‘A big thank you to Simon and Together for Short lives for making this happen.”

Mum Tracey from Hainault, whose daughter Ashley, uses Haven House Children’s Hospice said, ‘Meeting Simon was a brilliant experience for all of us. He was really charming and approachable and spent time talking to us and finding out about our children.’

Simon Cowell’s visit came just three weeks before Children’s Hospice Week (13 – 20 June), the UK’s only awareness and fundraising week for children’s hospice services. This year’s theme, We Care 24/7, celebrates the incredible round-the-clock care provided to seriously ill children by families, professionals, children’s hospices and services across the UK. The week is run by Together for Short Lives, the UK children’s palliative care charity.

Visit www.childrenshospiceweek.org.uk for information about Children’s Hospice Week and ways that you can get involved.

Find out which other charities Simon supports on our CHARITIES PAGE

Simon Cowell Is Nominated For ‘Celebrity Dad Of The Year’.

 

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Simon Cowell became a father for the first time in February, but it looks like Simon is already winning awards for his parenting.

Simon, is in the running for a Celebrity Dad of the Year prize – despite his admission that he refuses to change nappies.

Simon welcomed son Eric with girlfriend Lauren Silverman earlier this year and has admitted he is loving fatherhood.

The British star has been shortlisted for Marvel Celebrity Dad of the Year. But, as always, there’s stiff competition and Simon will battle it out for the title against a host of all-action fathers including last year’s winner, Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah.

Also on the shortlist are Good Morning Britain host and father-of-two Ben Shephard, comedian John Bishop and McFly’s Tom Fletcher

Vote for Simon here on Marvel’s Facebook page

 

One Direction Announce 2015 Tour Dates in Australia, Asia, South Africa and Dubai.

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AUSTRALIAN, ASIAN, SOUTH AFRICAN AND UAE TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED 

THE WORLD’S BIGGEST BAND, ONE DIRECTION, TODAY ANNOUNCE THEY WILL RETURN TO AUSTRALIA AND ASIA IN 2015 FOR THE FIRST TIME IN TWO YEARS FOR AN INCREDIBLE STADIUM TOUR. THE BOYS WILL BE VISITING MANY CITIES AND COUNTRIES FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME, INCLUDING A LEG OF THE TOUR IN SOUTH AFRICA AND THE UAE.

 THE FOLLOWING TOUR DATES ARE ANNOUNCED TODAY:

 AUSTRALIA:

7TH FEBRUARY – ALLIANZ STADIUM, SYDNEY

11TH FEBRUARY – SUNCORP STADIUM, BRISBANE

14TH FEBRUARY – ETIHAD STADIUM, MELBOURNE

17TH FEBRUARY – AAMI STADIUM, ADELAIDE

20TH FEBRUARY – PATTERSON STADIUM, PERTH

 ASIA:

24TH FEBRUARY – DOME, OSAKA, JAPAN

25TH FEBRUARY – DOME, OSAKA, JAPAN

27TH FEBRUARY – SAITAMA SUPER ARENA, TOKYO, JAPAN

28TH FEBRUARY – SAITAMA SUPER ARENA, TOKYO, JAPAN

1ST MARCH – SAITAMA SUPER ARENA, TOKYO, JAPAN

11TH MARCH – NATIONAL STADIUM, SINGAPORE

14TH MARCH – RAJAMANGALA STADIUM, BANGKOK, THAILAND

18TH MARCH – ASIA WORLD EXPO, HONG KONG

21ST MARCH – MALL OF ASIA CONCERT GROUND, MANILA, PHILIPPINES

25TH MARCH – STADIUM UTAMA GELORA BUNG KARNO, JAKARTA, INDONESIA

SOUTH AFRICA:

28TH MARCH – FNB STADIUM, JOHANNESBURG

29TH MARCH – FNB STADIUM, JOHANNESBURG

1ST APRIL – CAPE TOWN STADIUM, CAPE TOWN

 UAE:

4TH APRIL – 7HE SEVENS, DUBAI

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Simon Cowell’s First Animation Film Will Feature One Direction

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Just like The Beatles’ hugely successful Yellow Submarine, Harry Styles and co will star in a series of music animations.

Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment aims to appeal to new fans as young as five by cashing in on a deal with Animal Logic Entertainment according to the Star on Sunday.

The Australian-owned animation and special effects studio is behind a string of box office hits including The Lego Movie.

Boss Zareh Nalbandian said: “This is a perfect fit of complementary talents.”

Syco said in a statement last week that the partnership would “develop music-based animated and hybrid films”.

Simon, added: “The music has to be current.”

The boy’s  flourishing ­Hollywood career is set to win a new army of fans with at least two – and possibly more – full-length animated films next year and in 2016.

The boys will reportedly appear as cartoon characters and will also provide the voices.

A senior studio source said: “Simon wants to see almost a reinvention of the whole genre, with storylines woven around the boys’ songs and, eventually, songs written to specific storylines with ­spin-off albums.

“It’s an incredibly exciting prospect that may involve a mix of animation and live action. The animated stories will also free up One Direction to focus on this year’s Where We Are stadium world tour which is tipped to eclipse those of U2 and The Rolling Stones as the most profitable in history.