I've always dedicated all my life to work, and at 52, I've probably missed the opportunity." in July 2013 that Cowell was expecting his first child with Lauren Silverman, wife of his close friend Andrew Silverman.
","cag[series]":"","cag[anchors]":"","cag[shows]":"","cag[sections]":"popculture","cag[labels]":"","cag[topics]":"popculture","cag[subtopics]":"","cag[external_id]":"27167312","taxonomy":"popculture,popculture","cat":"popculture|popculture","path":"/popculture/popculture/simon-cowells-salary-dwarfs-paula-abduls-27167312"}" data-analytics="" data-formfactor="desktop" data-mps-url="mps.nbcnews.com" data-ecommerce-enabled="false" "American Idol" former executive producer Nigel Lythgoe recently revealed that Simon Cowell is earning million a year from the show.
The couple broke off their engagement in 2012, with Cowell saying, "We came to the conclusion that I'm a hopeless boyfriend." He also reportedly gave Hussainy a £5million mansion in Beverly Hills as a parting gift.
In December of the same year, Cowell confirmed that he was dating actress and model Carmen Electra.
Pop star Britney Spears and actress-singer Demi Lovato joined the show as judges, replacing Abdul and Scherzinger.
kicked off its second season in September 2012 with a few line-up changes.The company created several hits, but Cowell left by mutual agreement a few years later.In 1985, he and a partner formed the independent label Fanfare Records, which enjoyed short-lived success. In financial straits, Cowell was forced to move back in with his family.Undeterred, Cowell signed on as a consultant with BMG Records later that same year.He moved back into his own place, and gradually climbed the corporate ladder at BMG.He floated in and out of jobs, sabotaging several interviews for jobs set up by his father.He finally landed a job at his father's company as a mailroom clerk at EMI Music Publishing.File this under the inevitable backlash category: child star Dakota Fanning is being branded a diva by Rowan Woods, the director of her upcoming film, “Winged Creatures.” “She initially refused to come out of her trailer on day one of shooting because her scene wasn’t filmed first,” Woods told Live News. It might not sound like the most kid-friendly of nights for the new parents, but don’t let one night in Vegas fool you.Lopez sat down with Capitol File magazine and said that her days of being only interested in her career are over, that she’s more focused on twins Max and Emme.He managed to earn a position as an assistant to an A&R executive at EMI in 1979, where he was promoted and given the job of talent scout.Cowell left EMI during the early 1980s to form E&S Music with his boss at EMI, Ellis Rich.