Slideshow posted in Entertainment News | Friday, April 08, 2011
Simon Cowell was one of the original hosts of the hit reality TV show 'American Idol' from 2002 to 2010, making dreams come true and breeding stars for radio and TV fame. But first, these aspiring young artists had to pass through the insult machine, known as Cowell. He never held his tongue, not even from his co-judges, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson.
Some notable quotes Cowell is known for include, 'Utterly horrendous. I'm being serious. Honestly, it was as bad as anything we see at the beginning of 'American Idol' where all the terrible singers come on,' 'A howling monkey has a better chance than you do,' 'I don't mean to be rude, but you look like the Incredible Hulk's wife,' and who could ever forget the cruel way he crushed dreams with comments like 'My advice would be if you want to pursue a career in the music business, don't.' Cowell is set to launch his own talent series, 'The X Factor,' on FOX in the fall of 2011.(Michael Becker / FOX)