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Britney Spears appears at Graumans Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, California for a commemorative handprint ceremony for the season 2 premiere of FOXs The X Factor on Sept. 11, 2012. - Provided courtesy of Sara De Boer /  Startraksphoto.com
09/29/2013

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02/17/2014
Simon Cowells son, Eric, appears in a photo posted on Cowells Twitter account on Feb. 16, 2014. - Provided courtesy of Twitter.com/SimonCowell

Simon Cowell gave fans the first glimpse at his newborn son, Eric, on Sunday, Feb. 16.

The former "X Factor" and "American Idol" judge shared three photos of his son with Lauren Silverman on Twitter. The first photo, which can be viewed below, features Cowell and Silverman looking at their son while Cowell cradles the baby in his arms.

02/14/2014
Simon Cowell, former American Idol and The X Factor USA judge, appears with pregnant girlfriend Lauren Silverman in New York on Sept. 19, 2013. The two welcomed a baby boy -- his first child -- on Feb. 14, 2014 -- Valentines Day. - Provided courtesy of Freddie Baez / Startraksphoto.com

Simon Cowell is a dad!

The 54-year-old, acerbic former "American Idol" and "X Factor USA" judge and girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 36, welcomed a baby boy on Friday, Feb. 14 -- Valentine's Day.

02/07/2014
L-R: Paulina Rubio, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Simon Cowell sit at the judges table for season 3 of the FOX series The X Factor. - Provided courtesy of Ray Mickshaw / FOX

The FOX series "The X Factor" has been canceled after three seasons, OTRC.com has confirmed.

The news comes a month and a half after Demi Lovato announced she would leave Simon Cowell's singing competition series after serving as his fellow judge and mentor for the past three seasons. Season 3 generated the lowest ratings for the show and its finale aired in December. FOX confirmed the show's cancelation on Friday, Feb. 7. Cowell also said he decided to return to the original U.K. version of the series this year.

07/31/2013
Simon Cowell leaves a Britains Got Talent finale party on June 8, 2013. - Provided courtesy of Photofab / REX / startraksphoto.com

Simon Cowell is going to be a father, a report says.

The 53-year-old, acerbic "American Idol" alum and current "X Factor" judge is expecting a baby with Lauren Silverman, a 36-year-old New York socialite who is married to his friend, real estate developer Andrew Sullivan, People and Us magazines reported on Wednesday, July 31. The couple and Cowell's spokespeople have not commented.

06/09/2013
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Simon Cowell appears in a promo for The X Factor, which debuts on FOX on Sept. 21, 2011. - Provided courtesy of FOX

Simon Cowell received a very unpleasant surprise on the June 8 episode of "Britain's Got Talent."

The television personality, who acts as a judge on the singing competition series, was egged during the live finale of the British show.

01/11/2013
L.A. Reid, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell appear on FOXs The X Factor on Nov. 28, 2012. - Provided courtesy of Ray Mickshaw / FOX

Britney Spears is leaving "The X Factor," Simon Cowell's FOX singing contest series, after one season, OTRC.com has learned.

The news comes amid several reports that said she would not join him at the judges' table for season 3 and plans to instead concentrate on her music career.

01/10/2013
L.A. Reid, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell appear on FOXs The X Factor on Nov. 28, 2012. - Provided courtesy of Ray Mickshaw / FOX

Is Britney Spears leaving "The X Factor"?

The singer is set to exit Simon Cowell's FOX singing contest series and not return to join him at the judges' table for season 3, according to The Hollywood Reporter, MTV News and People magazine. The show is set to return in the fall.

12/20/2012
Simon Cowell appears in a promo for The X Factor, which debuts on FOX on Sept. 21, 2011. - Provided courtesy of FOX

Simon Cowell appeared on Ryan Seacrest's morning radio show and commented on his recent rumored romance.

Cowell, 53, has been rumored to be romantically linked to personality Carmen Electra, 40, in recent months. On December 19, Cowell spoke out on Seacrest's morning radio show and set the record straight (Listen below).

11/30/2012
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From left: Keaton Stromberg, Drew Chadwick and Wesley Stromberg of Emblem 3 talk to OTRC.com at a party celebrating FOXs The X Factor in November 2012. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

The members of Emblem3, the Southern California boy band heating up the second season of FOX's "X Factor" say there's one particular contestant who appears to be the one to beat -- Carly Rose Sonenclar, 13.

Sonenclar, whose show mentor is pop star Britney Spears, this week wowed the judges of the singing contest series and audiences with a performance of Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" and has ranked No. 1 two weeks in a row.

11/26/2012
Simon Cowell appears in an undated promotional photo for The X Factor in 2012. - Provided courtesy of Nino Munoz / FOX

Simon Cowell's home was the target of a "suspicious circumstances call" on Sunday, November 25, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department.

At 12:56 p.m. the Beverly Hills Police Department received a phone call from an unidentified caller who reported that someone within Cowell's home had been tied up with duct tape. The caller initially gave the police an address of a residence that was not in Beverly Hills, but later said the incident was happening at "Simon Cowell's" house, which is in Beverly Hills.

10/22/2012
L.A. Reid, Demi Lovato, Britney Spears and Simon Cowell on the set of THE X FACTOR airing on FOX. - Provided courtesy of Ray Mickshaw / FOX

Simon Cowell's hit singing competition "The X Factor" has been renewed for a third season.

On October 22, FOX announced that they have ordered a full third season of "The X Factor," and Cowell says that this time, the audience can expect fireworks.

07/07/2012
Simon Cowell appears in a scenes from The X Factor, which debuts on FOX on Sept. 21, 2011. / Simon Cowell appears with a puppy in a promotional ad for the UK series The X Factor. - Provided courtesy of FOX / ITV / Fremantle Media

The woman arrested after being accused of breaking into Simon Cowell's London home, plead guilty on Friday to smashing "The X Factor" judge's window.

Leanne Zaloumis plead guilty to "possessing a brick with intent to damage or destroy property," but pleaded not guilty to two other counts of burglary and affray, aka disorderly conduct. She was granted bail but told not to contact Cowell, or come within 300 yards of his Holland Park property, according to the Associated Press.

04/11/2012

Britney Spears is reportedly close to finalizing a deal to become a judge and mentor on Simon Cowell's FOX series "The X Factor," following the departures of Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger earlier this year.

In March, it was reported that the 30-year-old pop star had received a $10 million offer to join the show. Deadline.com reported on Tuesday that Spears is now poised to earn more than that and "the two sides are now headed for the final stretch after a big breakthrough over the weekend when major deal points were agreed upon."

03/26/2012
Simon Cowell appears in a scenes from The X Factor, which debuts on FOX on Sept. 21, 2011. / Simon Cowell appears with a puppy in a promotional ad for the UK series The X Factor. - Provided courtesy of FOX / ITV / Fremantle Media

Simon Cowell, a judge on FOX's "The X Factor," was watching an interview of himself on the British talk series "The Jonathan Ross Show" at his $14.2 million London home on Saturday night when he heard a loud bang.

Prosecutors say a woman named Leanne Zaloumis had broken into the mansion. Cowell spotted her and alerted his security team. He was then escorted back to his bedroom, the UK Press Association reported. The police were called and Zaloumis was found wielding a broken brick and hiding in a closet. She was arrested. Blood marks were found in the bathroom.

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