Simon Cowell, Sassy and Classy

By Cameron Steenrod

Here is Simon Cowell at a red carpet runway, posing for a picture to show off his hit TV show, the X Factor.

Purpose and Publisher Information

       This website is to inform you on the judge, actor, producer, and publisher, Simon Cowell. He is known for many things, including being a judge on many famous shows. He has created many music stars and bands, including the boy band, One Direction. He has won many awards including Nickelodeon Channel's award for best villain! I hope you enjoy!

         My name is Cameron Steenrod. I am from Holman Middle School. This website was created to show my knowledge of what we have been learning in our marking period two in English. We have learned many things including how to find if a website is reliable or not, different text structures, paraphrasing and summarizing, research skills, and many others.

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Simon Cowell's  Early Life

       Simon Cowell grew up just outside London, England. He was born on October 7, 1959. He has one brother, and four half-siblings. Simon was mostly bored in school, which made him a troublemaker. He kept getting kicked out of school, and eventually dropped out at age 17. Soon after, he worked in his dad’s business working in the mail room. When he was 22, his friend started a music publishing company called Fanfare. Sadly, the business failed. Simon soon met a business producer that said that his tactics were “absolutely useless”. He didn't let that get in his way, and followed that person around for three years such as walking around with him, seeing what he does in his free time, or watching how he displays his work. Many years later, Cowell sold over 25 million albums and proved that person wrong.

Here is Simon on the old tv show, Right to Reply, in 1987. Nice hair Simon!

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Simon's Careers

         Simon Cowell had not had a very happy childhood. He was bullied, his father wasn't home very often, and he hated school. Simon now has many jobs including a television producer and a recording manager. He has also been a judge on many shows including American Idol, and the British X-Factor. He claims he would not be as successful in his career without the bullies. They encouraged him more to do what he wanted to do; judge and make people's dreams come true.

        Simon is known for many things, but mostly his unkind criticism for contestants of the shows he has been on. But, he is also known for being talented in putting together groups or finding talent in singers. Some groups or singers he was the founder of include the boy band, One Direction, the female singer, Cher Lloyd, and many others.

Here is Simon with his judge-mates. (Far right)

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Important Accomplishments

         After Simon Cowell got older, he worked as a record producer, consultant, and a talent scout. After he worked those jobs, he produced the hit British TV show, Pop Idol in 2001, and it’s other United States TV show, American Idol in 2002. In 2004, Simon Cowell got nominated as the one of the Top Entertainers for that year. He stayed on American Idol and gained 40 million dollars in 2007. Also that year, he was named the person with the most personality.

Here is Simon joking around with the other judges on his show, American Idol. (far right)





My Own Picture of the X-Factor

Fun Game



Sources

"Simon Cowell Biography." Bio.com. Ed. Laura Grimm. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 19 Dec. 2014.

"Simon Cowell." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2014. Web. 14 Dec. 2014. <http://school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/442469>.

Winters, Kelly. "Simon Cowell." Newsmakers. Detroit: Gale, 2003. N. pag.Student Resources in Context. Web. 17 Dec. 2014. <http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/suic/ReferenceDetailsPage/ReferenceDetailsWindow?failOverType=&query=&prodId=SUIC&windowstate=normal&contentModules=&display-query=&mode=view&displayGroupName=Reference&limiter=&currPage=&disableHighlighting=false&displayGroups=&sortBy=&search_within_results=&p=SUIC&action=e&catId=&activityType=&scanId=&documentId=GALE|EJ1618003760&source=Bookmark&u=henrico&jsid=3b6e6db481760f813862d93c62586a4f>.

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2 years ago
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I got the game that I made by pasting the link on the button, and the picture I snapped and saved it then uploaded it.

2 years ago
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I like how you chose to put why he became so mean to some people while he thought that some were amazing & talented to be a singer or a famous person for a career.

2 years ago
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I really like all the detail you put in this website, I love how you drew bodies like the layout on the X Factor! Plus I love the title "Simon Cowell, Sassy and Classy" it really describes him! Good work!

2 years ago
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I think you put your project together really well it was fun to learn about but also very in terseting

2 years ago
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what city near London did he live in?

2 years ago
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Simon Cowell was born in Lambeth, London, United Kingdom. Sorry I wasn't very specific!

2 years ago
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I love all the detail and it shows you put a lot of hard work into this project. I watch the x factor sometimes and he is one of my favorites cause he is so funny. He did a really good job on describing him. Good Job!

2 years ago
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Does he have a wife or any children?

2 years ago
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He had a wife and they had a baby but they got divorced and now she has the child.

2 years ago
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The background make it look nice