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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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5 weeks ago

Simon Cowell is Just So Very Disappointing

Oct 14 2014 1:30pm CDT | Source: Fish Wrapper

Look, if we're being honest, Simon Cowell is kind of a gross person. He's always seemed kind of sleazy on all his shows, with his inappropriately deep v-necks and, of course, his unnecessary meanness, and when he impregnated his friend's wife, well, that was kind of a tipoff, too. But during this new interview Simon did, in which he talked about his little baby son, he really just knocked that grossness out of the park:"I'm going ...
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5 weeks ago

Reese Witherspoon Opens Up About Her 2013 Arrest

Oct 14 2014 9:40am CDT | Source: Pop Sugar

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5 weeks ago

Simon Cowell: 'I'm Not Exactly a Hands-On Dad'

Oct 14 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: People

The music mogul admits he has amazing nannies, so he doesn't have to ...
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5 weeks ago

Simon Cowell: 'I'm Not Exactly a Hands-On Dad'

Oct 14 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: People

The music mogul admits he has amazing nannies, so he doesn't have to worry ...
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5 weeks ago

Simon Cowell Declares Himself Most Eligible Bachelor In The World Now That George Clooney is Married!

Oct 13 2014 5:10pm CDT | Source: GossipCenter

He loves to proclaim his own glory, and Simon Cowell has just ascribed a brand new honor unto himself. The “X Factor” hunk told Hello magazine that now that George Clooney has tied the knot with Amal Alamuddin, he’s the king of hot single men. Cowell explained, “I'm the only iconic bachelor left in the entire world - thanks for that George Clooney. I think it's a title I'll keep for a while longer if I'm ...
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5 weeks ago

Exclusive: Simon Cowell on life with baby Eric

Oct 12 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: HelloMagazine.com

Simon Cowell has opened up about fatherhood and taking the crown of the world's most ...
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6 weeks ago

The Girls of Fifth Harmony Bikini Show Off Poolside in Rio

Oct 10 2014 3:04pm CDT | Source: Egotastic.com

I'm going to be straight with you. I don't watch the X-Factor. The last all-girl band I can name for you is the 16th century Celtic ladies choral ensemble. And I'm not going to take the time to learn each of these girls names in Fifth Harmony. Not because I don't care, but because more proudly so, I'm super lazy and will wait another six months to see if Simon Cowell has grown them into something sustainable. That all being confessed, i ...
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6 weeks ago

They're George Osborne's cousins, they were raised in a sex cult and they're the X Factor's maddest finalists ever!

Oct 10 2014 1:16am CDT | Source: Daily Mail

Simon Cowell thinks they could be the most annoying girl band ever. But sisters Ruby (left) and Jazzy King - Blonde Electra - are through to the X Factor live sho ...
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6 weeks ago

Spice Girls Won't Reunite For U.K X Factor

Oct 6 2014 8:25am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

There could have been a Spicey reunion on this weekend’s X Factor... but sadly it wasn’t to be.All the Spice Girls were invited to help Mel B choose her final three contestants in Mexico ahead of the live shows.But sadly only three out of four were keen.Victoria Beckham, 40, had a lot on her plate, what with a new shop opening in London, and the small task of becoming a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN – so she was a straight up no.Producers then vetoed the idea of having Emma Bunton, 38, Geri Ha ...
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7 weeks ago

Curtains For ’SYTYCD’? Former Judge Dan Karaty Weighs In On Future Of The Show Amid Ratings Slump

Oct 1 2014 4:16pm CDT | Source: Radar Online

So You Think You Can Dance just ended its eleventh season, but if slumping ratings are any indication, it could be its last. But even if the long-running reality competition show is on its way out, there’s one memorable judge who’ll go down in reality TV history. Famed choreographer Dan Karaty, who spent five seasons on the panel, went on to star on international versions of SYTYCD and most notably on Holland’s Got Talent. Karaty opened up to RadarOnline.com ...
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