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Is Simon Cowell About to Become a Father?

27 May

Simon Cowell, the notoriously mean judge from American Idol and now The X Factor, is apparently expecting a child with New York socialite Lauren Silverman.

“[Silverman’s] around 10 weeks along,” a source for US Weekly said Wednesday.

US Weekly also points out on numerous, not-exactly-subtle occasions that Silverman is still married to Cowell’s close friend, real estate mogul Andrew Silverman. Technically, anyway.

“Lauren and Andrew have been unhappy in their marriage for some time, and their divorce has been in the works for a while,” a source said. “As their marriage deteriorated, she and Simon became close.”

Congrats?

Simon Cowell Gushes Over Baby News on ‘Ellen’: ‘I’m Actually Happier Than I’ve Ever Been’

2 Feb

Your eyes haven’t deceived you: Simon Cowell is really smiling and laughing in this new interview with Ellen DeGeneres.

In the new episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing Tuesday, Cowell opens up about his impending fatherhood and goes on to defend baby mama Lauren Silverman.

“Oh my God, this is exciting,” he says of the time the baby news broke. “And it’s going to be a bit of a nightmare for the next few weeks . . . everyone knows, it’s well documented. It was kind of uncomfortable, you know, the situation.”

“But these things happen and everything’s kind of calm now and I’m happy. In fact, I’m actually happier than I’ve ever been.”

Cowell, 53, and Silverman, 36, made headlines earlier this summer when it was reported that the New York socialite was pregnant with the couple’s first child. In August, Silverman reached a divorce settlement with real estate mogul Andrew Silverman.

“I can’t blame the media, it was a juicy story but here was a lot of stuff that was said about her, that she trapped me, that she’s a gold-digger, it was absolute nonsense. She’s a great girl,” Cowell tells DeGeneres.

“It was awkward because of the circumstances.”

For more of Simon Cowell’s chat with Ellen DeGeneres, tune into the talk show’s new season this week. For now, watch the rest of the preview clip, above.

Simon Cowell’s Ex Fiancee ‘Furious’ Over Baby Mama Drama

7 Nov

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Simon Cowell‘s bringing a whole new meaning to The X Factor, only this time it’s his ‘ex’ factor.

Despite reports that Cowell’s former fiance Mezhgan Hussainy is “happy” for the dad-to-be, it couldn’t be farther from the truth, a source tells Celebuzz.

“She’s furious, humiliated and angry, but she can’t do anything because she put her career on back burner and he supports her financially and emotionally,” said a source close to the makeup artist.

“They really are best friends.”

The one-time couple is so close that since they ended their engagement in early 2012, the music mogul has not only gifted her a stunning $8 million Beverly Hills mansion, but commissioned her skills to decorate his three 90210 homes, while being the one constant by his side at the Television Critics Association panel in Los Angeles last week when he addressed reports of his sudden and impending fatherhood.

Although on the outside she may look strong, inside Hussainy is hurting, added the source.

“She trusted him with everything so she can’t do anything about it. His PR and security teams control everything. She feels trapped.

“It’s been a rude awakening.”

Since news broke last week that the 53-year-old perpetual bachelor is expecting his first child with New York socialite Lauren Silverman, 36, Hussainy has been turning to family and friends to vent.

“She can’t talk about her true feelings in public because she doesn’t want to betray him just because he betrayed her.

“She feels betrayed that he didn’t have the sense to use protection with a woman their circle of friends thought was a gold-digger,” said the source.

According to the insider, Cowell, Silverman and Hussainy had been chummy even when the former American Idol judge was engaged, which was a red flag for Hussainy.

“She’s upset because she saw how aggressive Lauren was even when they were engaged,’ said the source. “And Simon would also say the right thing to make it better.”

Right now, though, she’s still standing by her (former) man, who has kept mum on the baby front: “Unfortunately at this moment I have to keep it private,” he told press at the TCAs.

“There are a lot of things I will eventually clear up when the time is right, but I really have to be sensitive because there’s a lot of people’s feelings involved here,” Cowell later told PEOPLE.

So the drama continues.

Simon Cowell’s Baby Mama Lauren Silverman Takes Barely-There Bump to the Hamptons

15 Oct

Is that a baby bump we see?

One day after news broke that Simon Cowell was expecting his first child with Lauren Silverman, the New York socialite has been spotted in the Hamptons.

The 36-year-old was greeted by nearby photographers at least twice on Thursday – once when Silverman stepped out with her son Adam, 7, and again when she headed into town in a black maxi dress and sandals.

Earlier in the day, it was reported that Cowell, 53, may be called to the witness stand in the near future as Silverman and her estranged husband (and Cowell’s close friend) Andrew Silverman sort out their divorce.

According to the New York Post, Andrew Silverman has named Cowell as a co-respondent in the divorce papers, which were quietly filed in Manhattan Supreme Court some two weeks ago. Silverman filed for a fault divorce based on adultery. If called to the stand, Cowell will be required to reveal his finances and detail his relationship with his baby mama.

SIMON COWELL: BRITNEY SPEARS Could Be “Quite Mean”

11 Sep

In recent star news, SIMON COWELL has revealed that BRITNEY SPEARS could be “quite mean”… when she’s judging “X Factor” contestants, that is.

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When Britney Spears first agreed to become a judge-with a whopping $15 million salary-on Simon Cowell‘s “The X Factor, many people were scared for her because they didn’t think she could do it. After all, she is still under conservatorship.

But apparently, after just a few months of working on the show, Britney‘s shaped up to be the kind of judge that Simon Cowell himself could be proud of.

During a conference call with a few reporters, Cowell admitted:

“[Britney] is a fascinating person because you just don’t know anything about her… She’s very unpredictable. You never know what is going to happen. She has taken this very seriously and she’s surprisingly quite mean.”

He continued:

“In the past we’ve had judges that never say no… [But] she can’t say no quick enough on this show. She’s quite difficult to please.”

The former “American Idol” judge also revealed that having Britney and the Demi Lovato on the show is like “having two racehorses who are very talented but very difficult to control.”

He explained:

“We have no control over these two whatsoever, and there are many, many times that we disagree… But that’s what’s made it more interesting this year. They are both unpredictable and have different and strong views.”

As for the show, which is set to premiere on Wednesday on Fox, Simon gushed:

“I’ve seen the first show and I think it’s sensational… I think the girls do a great job and the contestants are great. The show looks different than anything we’ve ever made before.”

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SIMON COWELL: BRITNEY SPEARS Almost Quit “The X Factor” On First Day (VIDEO)

7 Sep

SIMON COWELL recently admitted to Hollywood news that BRITNEY SPEARS almost quit “The X Factor” on her very first day as a judge on the show!

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As it turns out, we weren’t totally wrong when we thought Britney would eventually think of backing out from “The X Factor” in spite of being the highest paid judge on the show.

In a phone interview with TMZ, the show’s honcho Simon Cowell revealed that the engaged pop star actually thought of quitting her judging duties when she stormed off the set on her first day, which the media downplayed as a mere bathroom break.

Cowell told the site:

“No one is going to admit that on the first day your highest paid star after 20 minutes has walked off set.”

He explained:

“[Britney] had a moment on the first day where she said to me ‘I’m not sure I can do this.’”

Fortunately, he was able to talk her into staying. Let’s just say that it’s going to take a lot to drag Britney away from her precious chair now.

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