Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell is somewhat of a reality talent show king and that’s all thanks to his role as judge in the first season “Pop Idol” in the UK, followed by “American Idol”, where he gained a reputation for being rude, blunt and highly critical. He has also been on “The X Factor”, “Britain’s Got Talent” and “The X Factor USA”. Last year, Cowell was a judge alongside Demi Lovato and Britney Spears; he has been confirmed as a judge for 2013.

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STARS WHO HIT IT BIG AFTER 30

We all know who Barack Obama, Alan Rickman and Patrick Dempsey are now, but back when their voices hadn’t broken yet, they were as famous as you and I (i.e. not). Check out our gallery of stars who made it big after 30!

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