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The best media interviews from Simon Cowell 

BILLBOARD

Simon Cowell Opens Up About Fatherhood and His Career's Second Act -- 'I Like to Do Things That Make a Lot of Noise'

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Simon talks to Billboard about Eric and the future.

THE SUN

It was never going to be an easy thing for Simon Cowell to talk about, and his emotions took over as he spoke about his "nine months of hell" watching his mother die.

 

Read the full interview Simon gave to Dan Wootton.

THE GUARDIAN

At MIPCOM 2014 in Cannes, Simon Cowell gives an interview on the way forward for Syco Entertainment. Ideas he has and the audience who watch his shows.

 

"We’re going to announce something soon which is quite a big show, and it’s not on a cable network, and not on a major network. It’s somewhere else. I think it’s hopefully a bit of a game changer,” says Cowell.

THE DAN RATHER INTERVIEW

Dan Rather interview with Simon Cowell about his shows past and present and his life in general.

Simon talks about how his son Eric has changed his life for the better.

 

Read the full transcript from the show which exclusively aired on AXS

ESQUIRE MAGAZINE

Simon Cowell gives his top 10 'Life Lessons.

 

You can be cool as you get older as long as you’re, A) successful, and B) you can relate to younger people without acting like an idiot. But don’t dye your hair.

 

The key is to hire people you think will eventually be more successful than you.

THE MIRROR

In his first in-depth interview since the birth of his son Eric, he addresses the chaos that erupted when news broke of his affair with married Lauren Silverman.

 

Read Mark Jefferies FULL in-depth interview.

THE TELEGRAPH

Simon chats relationships to Celia Walden.

 

'Marriage is boring, I prefer being on my own.'

 

"I I couldn’t think of anything worse than being in an unhappy marriage.”

THE INDEPENDENT

Simon Cowell reveals what it's like to be the most powerful person in pop.

 

One man does more to shape our music industry than any other.

 

David Walliams interviews Simon. 'This is a very, very important time for me.'

INTERVIEW MAGAZINE

Simon talks to Dimitri Ehrlich about his life in televison and music, how he started out and The X Factor USA.

 

I do see a big difference in the American work ethic compared to the British work ethic in a lot of artists.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Mr. Cowell's vision is brash, campy and conflict-driven, featuring lavish, concert-style live auditions across the country. As usual, he will not sugarcoat his appraisals of contestants.

GQ MAGAZINE

Simon Cowell talks about his daily routine and what he has for breakfast, including his healthy smoothie recipes.  

 

He also talks about the charities he supports.

 

A must read interview, there are 3 pages in total.

THE DAILY MAIL

Simon opens about X Factor, his health and his personal life.

 

Marry? I don't think I ever will: Simon Cowell talks the X Factor's judges, declares war on the BBC insists, he'll live to 92.

THE DAILY MAIL

Interviewed on Desert Island Discs, the multi-millionaire pop impresario chose a mirror as his one luxury to take with him, explaining:

 

"It's because I'd miss me."

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

Simon becomes Patron of The Children's Hospice Charity.

 

Simon spoke of his friendship with a teenage girl with a life-limiting illness and said his involvement with the cause helped show him what life was really about.

THE GUARDIAN

Is Simon really as nasty as he seems? And why is he so obsessed with adding to his already vast fortune?

 

Lynn Barber goes in search of the answers.

 

The only time I've dreamed about someone off the telly, it was Simon Cowell.

THE GUARDIAN

Emma Brockes: 'Simon is, as he seems always to be, laconic, sardonic, vaguely incredulous, as if confronting a bizarre set of circumstances he has had no part in creating.'

 

Loyalty is a big thing with Cowell.

THE DAILY MAIL

"I'm  quite odd. I do get very dark moods".

 

'I'm not nostalgic about things. I hate belongings.

 

I hate clutter. It really bothers me because I can't think properly. If you've got distractions in front of you, your mind goes nuts.

THE DAILY MAIL

SIMON COWELL: A letter to my shallow, reckless, cocky younger self

 

A strange article written in Simon's own words but worth a read.

 

"Dear Simon..."

THE DAILY MAIL

"I’m no different in public to how I am in private. I’ve never been cool. And I don’t care. I hate all that “I’m so cool, I’ve got so much integrity” stuff. Get over yourselves."

 

"With me, what you see is what you get."

THE MAIL ON SUNDAY

"Sometimes you throw a pebble in the water -  Occasionally a rock - just to wind everybody up.

 

When things get a little too comfortable I get bored. And yes, it amuses me.'

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