Category — Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell should be careful what he wishes for with news he is making contestants sign a contract to be Britain’s Got Talent that prevents them from talking about him, the judges or about the show for life.
The Mirror has the story:
The Mirror has learned of the three-page contract which is so strict contestants are banned for life from revealing that it even exists. The exhaustive terms of the agreement they must sign with Cowell’s firm Syco bar them from making “any disclosure to the press” during the show and after “termination”.
One insider who has seen the document said: “Compared to other TV show contracts, the scale and sheer number of the confidentiality clauses is highly unusual.”
Wannabes must not talk to the media about “any of the Talent… including for the avoidance of doubt Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden.”
Whether those clauses would actual have legal validity is anyones guess. But it is a bit harsh considering in Australia after 30 years cabinet confidential documents are released to the public.
Also Simon when your career goes into hiatus you might be begging these people who signed the contract to talk about you.
Though Simon Cowell must be peeved he did not think of this reality TV show that is on in Denmark where men critique women’s bodies. According to news.com.au it could be the most sexist television show ever. Interesting that the girls don’t get the opportunity to talk about the not so hot judges. Also no word on what the prize or motivation to go on the show.
Unfortunately I suspect if Cowell was a judge on a show like this women would be lining up to be contestants.
May 3, 2013 3 Comments
What has Simon Cowell’s new food show, Food Glorious Food, got to do with Network TEN? Well the format is very similar to their new show Recipe To Riches, and unfortunately for TEN the debut of Cowell’s new food show in the UK was judged to be a flop.
According to the Mirror the audience turned off in droves and may be bumped from its slot.
On Food Glorious Food they aim discover a great home-cooked meal, and the winning dish will find its way on to the shelves at Marks & Spencer.
The format for Recipe To Riches is a food reality show where contestants turn their recipes into products on supermarket shelves.
This product can be anything from a sauce, dessert, meal or biscuit. Season Two winner in Canada won with a Butter Chicken Lasagne. Well it certainly was an original concept!
The low ratings for Cowell’s show of 2.6 million when the timeslot usually gets 5 million will have Network TEN executives feeling a little nervous.
Recipe to Riches is a based on a Canadian format which I suspect Cowell looked at and then modified. It was shown on the Canadian Food Network and it rated well for it with ratings of on average 624,000, which is great for a specialty channel.
If the Australian version follows the Canadian version each week there will be a different round. So the biscuit makers face off against the biscuits makers, the desserts against dessert etc. The winner of each heat then all face off in a finale. The format does not allow the viewer to connect with the contestant week after week.
However it is a new concept, and Darren Robertson a chef should be interesting to watch along with Carman’s Fine Foods owner Carolyn Creswell, and advertising industry star David Nobay.
March 1, 2013 No Comments
Well we knew Simon Cowell is a bit of a ladies man, however a glamour model has Alicia Douvall has revealed to The Sun newspaper in England that he would want sex up to eleven times a night.
I was exhausted just reading the article.
The story picked up by the Daily Telegraph:
GLAMOUR model Alicia Douvall has told how randy TV mogul Simon Cowell had sex with her 11 times in one night.
She revealed to The Sun newspaper that the TV guru loved her to dress tarty for romps and would then analyse her technique as if he were judging a contestant on one of his hit shows such as The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and American Idol .
She recalled how by the end of their six-month relationship she was reduced to being his “Ten to Eleven” girl – a lover he would ring at around 10.50pm if he found himself alone.
I am not sure whether this article will make women want The X Factor judge more or less.
April 23, 2012 23 Comments
Actually I thought the Danni Minogue shagging Simon Cowell story was going to be much more salacious then it was. The affair was not recent one so was not a factor in the recent break up of Danni’s marriage to Kris Smith.
The article in the Daily Mail states pair had an affair when she was judge on The X Factor with the charismatic Simon. Both were single at the time, he had just broken up with long term girlfriend Teri Seymour.
Apparently the following season he moved on to Cheryl Cole.
Danni Minogue loses no credibility by sleeping with him at all. You go girl.
Full story: Daily Mail.
Danni Minogue will be seen tonight on Australia’s Got Talent on Channel 7 at 7.30pm.
April 16, 2012 14 Comments
Top Model Contestant Storms Off Set and Makes Physical Threats Against Judge + My Top Ten Reality TV Tantrums & Meltdowns!
A contestant on America’s Next Top Model‘s current cycle has left the competition after throwing a fit on set while standing in front of the show’s judging panel. It’s not surprising, as she flipped out earlier in the competition when she didn’t respond well to a makeover.
British-born Louise Watts, 25, ran off the set after hearing criticisms of her photos from the judges and threw a tantrum outside the building and requested to leave the show immediately. She even made a physical threat against guest-judge, publicist Kelly Cutrone, who was involved in that week’s photoshoot.
It’s definitely something you want to see for yourself, so check out the video below:
Surely, some contestants would be cheering inside, with a fellow model out of the running for the Top Model title!
Did you think that was great flip out? Check out my Top Ten Reality TV Tantrums and Meltdowns below! Some real shockers in this list. Reality television is amazing.
10. Nilka getting fired by chef Gordon Ramsay on Hell’s Kitchen (US)
It’s not a massive outburst from aspiring cook Nilka, but you really feel for her when she begs to come back into the kitchen. Of course, Ramsay says no again and again. And she’s eventually kicked off the show. You can’t make judgements about her cooking just based on this clip, but you do feel her passion, and seeing her leave was a real downer. Something nice does happen in the end though!
09. Water throwing tantrum on The X Factor (UK) – but is it too over-the-top?
This one is almost too theatrical for me to take it seriously, but let’s give ‘em the benefit of the doubt that it’s not a set-up! It’s really fun to watch the drama unfold and how judges Sharon, Louis and Simon react! I must admit it is a shame that we don’t get to see the contestant sing in this video. Please take note of the dramatic music, which definitely adds to the comical nature of it all!
08. Wanna count the number of f*cken beeps coming out of this contestant’s mouth? Again, from The X Factor (UK)
Judge Simon Cowell described auditionee Rachel as one of the rudest, deluded and untalented people ever to grace his competition. You can feel the delusion when she admits to being bigger and better than Madonna. It doesn’t get physical, but it sure does get verbal! She definitely has attitude. Talent? Less so.
07. Joan Rivers and her daughter Melissa throwing a double-tantrum on The Celebrity Apprentice (US)
Joans Rivers sure is a piece of work! And she sure has a thing against poker players! After daughter Melissa is eliminated, Joan has a go at the two responsible contestants. Melissa is even more pissed off as she grabs her things and leaves the building immediately with her mother. Don’t miss this one!
06. Farmer Dave threatens to leave Big Brother (Australia) after an argument with intruder Perry
Having been accused of playing the game, Dave gets into a hissy fit and threatens to walk out of the reality show to prove that he isn’t in it for the money. There isn’t any wall punching, but you can tell he is really upset and angry. Of course, he doesn’t go through with the promise and stays in for a few more weeks until he finishes fourth.
05. Thirteen year-old Rachel Crow has a serious meltdown on The X Factor USA
OK, so this is where it starts to get crazy! After hearing that she’d been eliminated from the competition, Rachel drops to the ground and starts screaming and sobbing uncontrollably! She’s inconsolable, but it does make for fantastic television! This could only happen on reality TV! It’s a real moment caught on tape. She’s clearly distraught. And judge Nicole Scherzinger feels the impact too.
04. Tyra Banks goes apeshit on contestant - America’s Next Top Model
Sure, you get lots of crazy contestants on reality programs, but here, you see the tables turned with host and judge Tyra Banks really having a go at one of the modelling hopefuls! She’s been known for being outrageous at times, but this is really a shocking moment! You might feel sorry for the girl getting yelled at and I question if it was necessary for Tyra to speak to a contestant like that. You judge for yourself!
03. Gretel Killeen losing all professionalism while interviewing evictee Michael McCoy - Big Brother (Australia)
This interview has since been labelled ‘The Gretel Incident’. The way Killeen treats Michael in this video is absolutely horrendous. In a heated discussion about the editing of the show, she becomes extremely defensive and hostile towards her interviewee. It’s all centred on Michael’s perception that he was being portrayed as having been intimate with openly gay contestant, Dave. Michael claims that footage of him speaking with Dave seems to suggest that the pair may be kissing. And Killeen is quick to brush of these allegations in the most unprofessional way.
She’s the host of the show and her behaviour, in my opinion, was completely unacceptable! She paid no respect to the evictee, who was actually calm, polite and respectful towards her throughout the whole ordeal. I shook my head when this was going live to air, and I’m still shaking my head now watching it on YouTube:
02. Contestant Tarisai Vushe shows her true colours backstage and has a real go at judge Mark Holden - Australian Idol
This outburst is one of the few that I remember clearly in my mind, despite having only watched it on air once. And the reason is simply because of how brilliant it was to see a contestant really take a verbal swing at a judge! It all started on stage, with Tarisai receiving generally negative reviews for a performance that was suppose to show the angry and ‘true’ side of her personality.
In the weeks leading up to this, she had been accused of being fake and little support was given to her by the judges. And then on performance night, she is panned by all of them and especially Mark, who admits that he thinks she isn’t showing her true colours. You should watch how she reacts when Mark comes backstage to see how she’s doing. And she really lets it rip! The footage was shown during the results show, and you can hear the crowd cheering her on. It was definitely a great moment in Aussie reality television!
Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to save Tarisai from being eliminated that night, as she finished fifth overall in the competition. Her singing career doesn’t seem to have hit off, with a short appearance on The X Factor Australia last year, where she was quickly booted off after meeting the four judges.
01. A near punch-up in an extremely heated argument between Bianca, Renee and Alice about Bianca’s body - Big Brother(Australia)
Here’s my number one! It’s a really tense scene, with a real ugly atmosphere. Things were absolutely uneasy in the Kombi van that night with the discussion being a possible breast reduction for Bianca. The chat is mostly between Renee and Alice going up against Bianca about the issues of having large breasts. And everybody gets defensive. It’s really hard to watch at times, especially knowing how it all ends. It’s gets real ugly!
I personally am on Bianca’s side because it is her body and regardless of how the discussion has progressed during that short time, I think Bianca was right to feel ganged up on. But then again, if you watched the last season of Big Brother, you definitely know how short her temper is! She gets fired up really easily and things could have really gone pear-shaped here.
I picked this as the top tantrum/meltdown because it’s centred on a really sensitive issue and the way the tension grew was really unpredictable. And when you watch this, especially when it was on air, you don’t know what could happen. That’s what’s special about reality television. You just don’t know what’s going to happen! It’s not scripted. It’s real. And it’s about real people and real emotions. If Big Brother is coming back for good, then I hope we’ll get to see more of these shocking, unreserved moments.
I hope you all enjoyed these videos! Tell me what you think of them. Which ones really shocked you? And what are some of your Top Reality TV Tantrums and Meltdowns?
March 19, 2012 10 Comments