Simon Cowell isn’t really concerned with much in life besides money and how much of it he can make and, I suppose, now his love child with his soon-to-be shotgun wife. That being said, I’m not really surprised that he doesn’t “get” Russell Brand‘s political passion and call for change and that he thinks the best way for Russell to fight “the man” is to give back all his money. Uh…….
Here’s what Cowell told Shortlist magazine:
“A revolution? He’s getting $10 million per movie. I mean, come on! Well, give your money back then, Russell.
“I always say that about people. Start off as you mean to go on. Donate all the money back to the revolution and then I’ll believe it. I’m living in a 10 million dollar mansion and I want a revolution? Give me a break.”
I sort get the point he’s TRYING to make, but I just don’t think it holds water. Here’s the thing: as Russell himself has pointed out, no one listens to the poor people. That’s the people he’s fighting for, and he’s doing it because while they’re fighting for themselves, it’s easy to shush people up who have no power. He’s using his platform – which, yes, comes with money – in order to try and MAKE the authorities listen. He’s much more visible than your average joe who works at a sanitation plant down the street.
Second of all, last I checked, Simon Cowell doesn’t have access to Russell’s personal accounts and therefore has no idea what kind of donations he makes or how much money he gives away to whatever cause. Saying that someone’s feelings are invalid because of how much money they have is absolutely ridiculous, so Simon Cowell needs to shut the fuck up.
Also, I’m shocked that I’m defending Russell Brand when I don’t even really like the guy very much, but I just feel like it was called for here. Oh, and below is the Newsnight interview Russell did that really kicked all this off – it’s well worth the watch.
December 5, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Simon Cowell is great at critiquing others’ singing voices, but he’s yet to reveal his own. That all changed when he sang “Go Go Power Rangers” for a room full of people. He was a bit flat, honestly, he sounded like a wounded dog stuck in a child’s playpen. (That was me being Simon Cowell.) I mean, it was fine, whatever. So awkward though.
How did this come to be? TMZ explains. Cowell was at a fundraiser when the Power Rangers creator egged him on. What sealed the deal was offering to donate $1 million of Cowell sang the song. He sang it, and TMZ posted the video. Let’s hope this guy actually donates.
Though considering everything Cowell’s been through lately, this is probably one of the lesser awkward things he’s done.
October 24, 2013 at 6:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
It’s all been a bit of a mess for Simon Cowell since he got his (former, I’m assuming) friend’s soon-to-be ex-wife Lauren Silverman pregnant a few months ago. Well, while Simon’s life has already been changed by his impending fatherhood, it’s about to change even more as he’s confirmed speculation that it’s a son he’s expecting… and that he plans to marry Lauren. Nothing like a shotgun wedding borne out of strict adherence to traditional standards and no actual desire to be married!
From Ryan Seacrest’s KIIS-FM radio show (via DS):
Speaking about his approach to parenting, Cowell joked: “The baby has to have an English accent!”
The 53-year-old then said of Silverman, who agreed a divorce settlement with millionaire ex-husband Andrew in August: “I wouldn’t expect Lauren to be a single mother.”
Well… lovely, I guess? I’m sure that marriage will last and will be a match made in heaven. Ugh, what’s wrong with people?
September 24, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
It’s old news by now – Simon Cowell knocked up his friend’s soon-to-be ex-wife, Lauren Silverman, and now they’re “dating” and having this baby together and it’s all wonderful. Lauren’s not a gold-digger, Simon’s already been changed by a baby that hasn’t even been born yet and it’s all just great… or it was, that is, until VoucherCodesPro mocked up images of what Simon Jr might end up looking like and horrified us all forever.
In order for you to share in my nightmares, here are the possibilities that lie ahead:
Ouch. I mean, I don’t subscribe to the idea that “all babies are cute” – most of them are because they look like little old men/ladies and that’s hilarious and adorable in and of itself. Some babies are so ugly that they circle back ’round to cuteness again. Other babies are just… Jesus, take the wheel, if you get my drift. I know this is a mock-up, but let’s all be glad for that. also, why does that baby look like it’s wearing a toupee?
Here’s the mock-ups of what she/he might look like by age 7:
SMH. The girl looks like Renesmee, and if you don’t know who that is, then show yourself the door (or be super proud, because it’s totally Bella/Edward’s half-vampire kid from Twilight).
September 12, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Simon Cowell hasn’t been discreet about his disappointment in Britney Spears while working with her on The X Factor. He sat down with Ellen DeGeneres on her show and explained why he was so bummed with Brit. He was kind about it, though managed to get in an (unintentional?) dig at Christina Aguilera. Metro sums up how it went down.
‘How did that happen initially? Why did you go this will be right for the show?’ Ellen asked him.
‘I think if I’m being honest with you, Ellen, there was a time I think everyone was trying to up themselves in terms of who could find the biggest known star to be on a panel. And in terms of a pop singer? Jennifer Lopez and the other one on The Voice… I can’t remember. Blondie. Christina. And we said, ‘We’ll take Britney’. She was fine, but I think she found it very uncomfortable.’
When Ellen chipped in to say Britney wasn’t a very good ‘talker’, he sarcastically replied: ‘I didn’t realise that!’, then added: ‘I kind of booked someone who couldn’t talk, which is a bit of a problem when you want someone to judge.
‘She wasn’t comfortable being negative, she didn’t like it when the contestants spoke back to her, so she was just uncomfortable. I liked her. So we decided to change it this year.’
Oh Simon. He can’t even bring himself to say the words, “American Idol.” And also, love how he says, “We’ll take Britney,” like she’s a sandwich at a deli.
Idea: the Britney Spears sandwich. I’m thinking fried chicken and fried green tomatoes in between white bread that’s been spread with butter and sprinkled with a hearty layer of Cheeto dust. And bacon. And I would eat it.
September 9, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman are in love and together and having a baby, despite what an utter disaster this whole thing started out as and is surely destined to be. Lots of people are saying that Lauren is a gold-digger, because why would you give up a long ass marriage to have Simon Cowell’s lovechild? Well, because you want a paycheck, that’s why.
However, Simon has apparently turned into a hopeless romantic in recent months, and while appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, he addressed those rumours and insisted that Lauren is in it for luuuuuuuuv.
“I obviously can’t blame the media – it was kind of what I call a juicy story.
“But there was a lot of stuff that was said about her: that she trapped me and that she’s a gold-digger. It’s absolute nonsense. She’s a great girl but, like I said, it was awkward because of the circumstances.”
“It was kind of uncomfortable, you know, the situation. But these things happen and everything is kind of calm now and I’m happy. I’m actually happier than I’ve ever been.”
Well, I can’t speak to the situation because I don’t know this woman, but it sounds like a hot mess. Simon wanted some ass, Lauren wanted The D (and not her husband’s, which is a whole other kettle of fish that enrages me, so I won’t go there today) and it ended up being a real unfortunate situation for everyone – well, at least for Lauren’s soon-to-be ex-husband.