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Simon Cowell: Be useless at school

Simon Cowell: Be useless at school

Nov 15 2013, 3:31am CST | by Bang Showbiz

Simon Cowell has advised students to be "useless" at school but to then "get lucky". The TV mogul - who is said to be worth more than £200 million from his record labels and talent shows - said he...

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Simon Cowell: Be useless at school

Nov 15 2013, 3:31am CST | by Bang Showbiz

Simon Cowell has advised students to be "useless" at school but to then "get lucky".

The TV mogul - who is said to be worth more than £200 million from his record labels and talent shows - said he didn't apply himself in lessons as a youngster, but worked hard later, and admitted being in the right place at the right time can determine success.

He told US radio station Z100: "I didn't work hard when I was at school. I left at 16 and I didn't have any qualifications.

"I was useless. The secret is to be useless at school and then get lucky."

The 54-year-old star made lots of mistakes when he first went into business - famously having to move back in with his parents when he went through a rough patch - but he is glad of his failures because he learned from them.

He added: "You make a ton of mistakes in the beginning and just hope you learn from them."

However, Simon has been slammed by education campaigners for his "dangerous" advice to school pupils.

British politician Michael Pavey says education is "vitally important" and thinks 'The X Factor' boss - whose girlfriend Lauren Silverman is due to give birth to their first child in February - is setting a bad example.

He said: "I think Simon Cowell has been lucky. It's one-in-a-billion that gets a chance like that.

"The rest of us need to work hard with our teachers. Anything that de-motivates young people from making the best of themselves is unfortunate."

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Music Week Presents: Annastasia Baker

Jul 23 2014 4:00am CDT | Source: Music Week

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Annastasia Baker is a UK based gospel and soul singer who has been embracing her god-given talent from an early age. She has always been determined to make her mark and spread joy and inspiration through her powerful vocals and music. Annastasia has had a few set-back's in life but she beams the true essence of persistence after having auditioned for X Factor 5 times. In 2008, and then again in 2010 Annastasia's X-Factor auditions landed her to the ju ...
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Cheryl Cole & New Husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini Match in Black at Wedding Party

Jul 22 2014 2:15pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

The X Factor - London Auditions
Cheryl Cole and her husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini hold hands while exiting the Library Privet Members Club after their wedding party on Monday (July 21) in London, England. Last week, the 31-year-old English singer announced that she had tied the knot with her boyfriend of three months and showed off her wedding ring. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Cheryl Cole “I still can’t belie ...
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One Direction Concert Movie to Be Released on 3,000 Screens Worldwide

Jul 22 2014 5:33am CDT | Source: Variety

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Event cinema distributor Arts Alliance has inked a pact with Simon Cowell’s Syco, Modest! and Sony Music Entertainment to release pop band One Direction’s latest concert movie in theaters worldwide. Arts Alliance plans a release of more than 10,000 screenings in over 3,000 screens across 50 or more territories, which it clai ...
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2 days ago

X Factor goes grungy: Avril Lavigne in frame for fifth judge spot

Jul 21 2014 2:10am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

HOW about this for a random rumour - Avril Lavigne is reportedly being lined-up to join The X Factor as the fifth judge.It had been thought Rita Oral would take up a seat alongside Simon Cowell, Cherry Cole, Louis Walsh and Mel B as the mentor of a new wildcard category, but it looks like she’s facing competition from the Complicated hitmaker.Grungy Avril’s agents apparently got in contact with Simon aft ...
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5 days ago

Simon Cowell reveals he had 'no idea' Cheryl had married

Jul 17 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: HelloMagazine.com

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Simon Cowell has revealed that he had "no idea" that his fellow The X ...
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6 days ago

Watch The Jay Z, Ron Howard ‘Made in America’ Documentary Trailer

Jul 16 2014 12:21pm CDT | Source: 92.3 NOW

The 2014 ESPYS - Show
It was just announced that Ron Howard will direct a documentary on The Beatles, the first theatrical release for the band in over 40 years. But first, Howard and Jay Z‘s documentary on the Brooklyn rapper’s Made In America music festival will come to theaters on July 22. The weekend festival takes place in Philadelphia and for the first time will hold a show simultaneously in Los Angeles, highlightin ...
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5 weeks ago

Simon Cowell reveals Mel B and Cheryl "really really good" after first X Factor auditions

Jun 17 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: HelloMagazine.com

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Following the first auditions of the 2014 X Factor shows, Simon Cowell has revealed to fans... ...
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5 weeks ago

Frozen baby names are a hot new trend in 2014

Jun 16 2014 10:51pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

2014 Summer TCA Tour - Day 4
Prince William and Kate's little George, Twilight characters Bella and Jacob, and Game of Thrones's feisty Arya - they've all influenced new parents' baby name choices over the past year.And now we can add Simon Cowell's son Eric and Disney's fictional Frozen character Elsa to the list.The beautiful name Elsa has shot up to number 88 on the popular names list, a massive 243 places higher than last year, showing parents have been inspired by Disney's popula ...
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5 weeks ago

Kelly Clarkson gives birth to daughter River Rose

Jun 16 2014 9:18am CDT | Source: Lainey Gossip

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Oh man. I am about to run into some serious bias here. Because I LOVE Kelly Clarkson. I love the way she has just resolutely hung out, being awesome, when people wanted her to go away. I love that 97 years later Simon Cowell still says she was the most ...
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6 weeks ago

Demi Lovato served as Grand Marshal of the LA Pride parade: good pick?

Jun 9 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Celebitchy.com

Gay Pride Parade 2014
Demi Lovato served as Grand Marshal at the LA Gay Pride parade in West Hollywood on Sunday. This parade was huge! The crowd surpassed 400,000 people, and Demi rocked out in a leather suit that the Mail is calling 1980s punk inspired. To me, this suit is simply a much more decked-out version of Demi’s everyday attire. She’s really stuck in the 1980s, stylewise, but Demi comes by her affection for the decade more honestly than Gaga. ...
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