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November 17, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Simon Cowell , 54, came off as a real cad when news broke that he had an affair with best friend Andrew Silverman 's wife, Lauren , even getting her pregnant. He may turn things around by making an honest woman of her. Us Weekly says he has already bought the rock and is set to propose. Talk about a strange love triangle: TMZ says Lauren and Andrew's divorce agreement contains a clause saying she must keep Cowell away from Adam , her 7-year-old son with Andrew, or pay a $50,000 fine.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
IT WAS ONE of the more surreal moments in recent television history. "Britain's Got Talent," the live finals, Saturday night. Two Welsh brothers, Richard and Adam Johnson , were powering through their version of "The Impossible Dream" from "Man of La Mancha," when the curtains opened up to reveal the obligatory choir. From the choir a woman in black came forward. And kept coming forward until she was in front of the singing brothers. Then she reached into a basket and began throwing eggs at judge Simon Cowell . Bet you never thought of that, Paula Abdul . The brothers kept singing.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2012 | Tirdad Derakhshani
We send our love to Jessica Simpson, who must be relieved now that she's finally been delivered of the baby she's been talking, tweeting, writing, chatting, whispering, murmuring, dreaming about for the last nine months. Jess and fiance Eric Johnson on Tuesday welcomed a healthy, 9-pound-13-ounce daughter named Maxwell Drew Johnson. "This has been the greatest experience of our lives!" Jess wrote on her website. The ‘X Factor' follies Simon Cowell continues to scour the seven continents for new X Factor judges to replace Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2012
Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Amy Adams; Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr.; Hacienda. Jimmy Kimmel Live (Midnight, 6ABC) - Britney Spears and Simon Cowell; Slightly Stoopid performs. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:35 a.m., CBS3) - Heather Graham; journalist Joel Stein. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon - Amy Adams; David Gregory; Florence and the Machine performs.
NEWS
January 13, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
LOS ANGELES - Britney Spears said Friday that she has made the "difficult decision" to leave Fox's "The X Factor" after one season. In a statement, the pop singer said that she had an incredible time working on the singing contest but that it was time to get back into the studio to record. It was widely reported Thursday that Spears and "X Factor" were parting ways after a season in which the show's ratings fell and Spears received lackluster reviews as a panelist. Fellow panelist Antonio "L.A.
NEWS
September 8, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Osbourne's wife miscarries Reality star Jack Osbourne 's wife, Lisa Stelly , 26, posted a heart-rending note Friday saying she had lost her unborn boy. "I have been dreading this announcement," she writes on her blog, Raddest Mom. "I needed some time before being able to say it. Jack and I lost our baby boy last week. " The couple had their first child, Pearl Clementine , in April 2012. Lisa wrote, "Having a late-term miscarriage is by far the hardest thing either of us have ever had to go through.
NEWS
September 2, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Almost everyone's gone: Simon Cowell , Steven Tyler , and Jennifer Lopez have left American Idol . And according to the New York Post and TMZ, Randy Jackson is off the judges' table. The Post says Jackson is peeved at producers' decision to shrink his role to that of musical mentor. As of Friday, Idol 's on-camera staff consists of a paltry two, Ryan Seacrest and newbie Mariah Carey .                 Heidi Klum's guardlove Heidi Klum , 39, whose glorious übermodelhood keeps us going, has found her post- Seal bounceback beau.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Dick Clark, who died Wednesday at 82 of a heart attack, has been cremated, rep Paul Shefrin tells USA Today. Entertainment Tonight reports the ashes will be scattered in the Pacific Ocean, but Shefrin says Clark's family had not yet decided what to do with them. Plans for a public memorial hadn't been finalized. Simon Cowell: Not gay Simon Cowell, whose sexuality has been the subject of not a few gossip items, tells biographer Tom Bower in a new book he is straight.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2014 | By Jim Rutter, For The Inquirer
Imagine a version of American Idol in which the contestants can sabotage one another in order to win and you get the gist of Bach at Leipzig , a thrill-ride of a comedy now playing at People's Light & Theatre. But that capsule description can't capture the magnitude of humor and the multiplicity of events depicted in Itamar Moses' clever play. It's 1722, and Johann Kuhnau, the world's greatest organist and music director of Leipzig's Thomaskirche, has died without appointing a successor.
NEWS
August 5, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
Friday In Touch reports that Teresa Giudice , one of Bravo's "Real (Indicted) Housewives of New Jersey," plans to continue to shoot the show - she just can't talk about her case. Boy, is Melissa going to love visiting her in the pen. v Thursday Porn studio Caballero Video has settled with ice-cream maker Ben & Jerry's and agreed to stop marketing XXX movies loosely based on the porn-ified titles of the company's ice-cream flavors. Goodbye, "Hubby's Chubby.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2014 | By Jim Rutter, For The Inquirer
Imagine a version of American Idol in which the contestants can sabotage one another in order to win and you get the gist of Bach at Leipzig , a thrill-ride of a comedy now playing at People's Light & Theatre. But that capsule description can't capture the magnitude of humor and the multiplicity of events depicted in Itamar Moses' clever play. It's 1722, and Johann Kuhnau, the world's greatest organist and music director of Leipzig's Thomaskirche, has died without appointing a successor.
NEWS
November 17, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Simon Cowell , 54, came off as a real cad when news broke that he had an affair with best friend Andrew Silverman 's wife, Lauren , even getting her pregnant. He may turn things around by making an honest woman of her. Us Weekly says he has already bought the rock and is set to propose. Talk about a strange love triangle: TMZ says Lauren and Andrew's divorce agreement contains a clause saying she must keep Cowell away from Adam , her 7-year-old son with Andrew, or pay a $50,000 fine.
NEWS
September 8, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Osbourne's wife miscarries Reality star Jack Osbourne 's wife, Lisa Stelly , 26, posted a heart-rending note Friday saying she had lost her unborn boy. "I have been dreading this announcement," she writes on her blog, Raddest Mom. "I needed some time before being able to say it. Jack and I lost our baby boy last week. " The couple had their first child, Pearl Clementine , in April 2012. Lisa wrote, "Having a late-term miscarriage is by far the hardest thing either of us have ever had to go through.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
A salute to TV journo Katie Couric , 56, who became engaged to banker John Molner , 50, over the holiday weekend. "Katie's calling it her labor of love," People editor Larry Hackett said on Good Morning America , announcing the news. Couric was widowed in 1998 when her husband of nine years, attorney John Paul "Jay" Monahan , died of colon cancer. The couple had two children, recent college grad Ellie , 22, and Caroline, 17, a senior in high school. Molner, head of mergers and acquisitions at Brown Brothers Harriman, proposed with what surely is a very impressive, large, yet tasteful rock at sunset on the beach in East Hampton, N.Y., says People.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Finally! He's come forward! Kind of. Simon Cowell acknowledged Tuesday that he's to be a dad - as close as he's come to admitting that he fathered his onetime BFF Andrew Silverman 's wife Lauren 's baby. "I'm proud to be a dad," Cowell told the BBC. "It's something I hadn't thought of before, but now I know I feel good about it. "   Local fiction writer kills it! Philadelphia Stories says the winner of its 2013 fifth annual national Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction is a Penn grad: Che Yeun , now M.F.A.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
News comes in all shapes and sizes. There's vacuous fluff (see below), breaking crime stories, urgent disaster reports. Then there's Beyoncé news. That, above all, is vital news. Important news. And news you can use to better yourself. Numerous media sources are reporting that Jay Z 's wife and Blue Ivy 's mom has sheared her hair, those hip-hop-flavored Rapunzel tresses (and skillfully deployed extensions) we've grown to love. B posted an Instagram pic late Wednesday night that showed her with a short - very, very short - blond pixie cut.   Usher: Usher V is recovering "I am blessed and fortunate to say that my son Usher V is doing well and is recovering," says megastar singer Usher , whose son nearly drowned in a pool on Monday.
NEWS
August 5, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
Friday In Touch reports that Teresa Giudice , one of Bravo's "Real (Indicted) Housewives of New Jersey," plans to continue to shoot the show - she just can't talk about her case. Boy, is Melissa going to love visiting her in the pen. v Thursday Porn studio Caballero Video has settled with ice-cream maker Ben & Jerry's and agreed to stop marketing XXX movies loosely based on the porn-ified titles of the company's ice-cream flavors. Goodbye, "Hubby's Chubby.
NEWS
August 2, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
  SIMON COWELL is going to be a daddy, and his baby mama is Lauren Silverman , wife of Simon's good friend Andrew Silverman . Simon's new favorite song? "That's What Friends Are For. " Lauren and Andrew are separated (but still married), but Us Weekly magazine says she plans to officially leave Andrew to be with Simon. "Lauren and Andrew have been unhappy in their marriage for some time, and their divorce has been in the works for a while," an unnamed source told Us . "As their marriage deteriorated, she and Simon became close.
NEWS
August 2, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Queen of All Media she may be, but it took a lot of effort to get Oprah to return to films. Director Lee Daniels has done it, though, with The Butler , a loose adaptation of the story of White House butler Eugene Allen ( Forrest Whitaker ). O's first dramatic role since Beloved in 1988 has her playing the butler's wife. She "represented to me every woman of that era who sacrificed herself," O tells Parade, "never bringing her own dreams to fruition because family took precedence over everything.
NEWS
August 2, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
All the principals in the Simon Cowell - Lauren Silverman - Andrew Silverman love (or merely lust, it's unclear) triangle are keeping schtum about the sordid affair that reportedly has left Lauren 10 weeks pregnant with Simon's child . . . and Andrew, 37, foaming at the mouth. Simon, 53, didn't find out Lauren, 36, was pregnant until July 10, the New York Post and New York Daily News report. He was then hit with news that Andrew named him as a co-respondent in divorce papers he filed in Manhattan Supreme Court on July 15. Andrew's petition cites that dread scarlet-letter word, adultery . If the case reaches court, Simon may have to testify about the affair.
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