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to hope Simon Cowell's ventures this autumn fall flat on their face?

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GetOrf Wed 01-Jun-11 10:24:30

He is a vile creature imo.

I think people will look back on him in 20 years time and feel the same amount of derision for him as people of today feel towards Hughie Green.

I know that the country will go into a 4 months X factor worship as per usual, but I really hope it is unsucsessful this year. I used to watch it however I think it is a ghastly and manipulative gladiators arena. Cher Lloyd and Katie Waissel in particular last year were vilified. I just wish it would go away.

Ditto for his X Factor launch in american, I hope the americans raise 2 fingers to it and it is a flop.

TotemPole Wed 01-Jun-11 10:30:16


I like Simon Cowell. I don't suppose it matters whether they flop or not he has plenty in the bank.

bbbbob Wed 01-Jun-11 10:33:32

YANBU I used to like Simon Cowell - admired his honesty. but things don't add up with him anymore.
Don't watch any of his programmes anymore, they have become very "samey samey".

TitsalinaBumSquash Wed 01-Jun-11 10:34:01

I like Simon Cowell, he has always been very pleasant and friendly when i have met him. Although he did say my DS was adorable and that he liked my Christmas tree so maybe I am easily won. grin

GetOrf Wed 01-Jun-11 10:36:08

I think he used to be a lot more attractive (as a person) than he is now.

I just think the whole show is so contrived. I suppose that's the point, really.

JessicaDrew Wed 01-Jun-11 10:38:36

i agree Monday on BGT he said the bike guy was best act he'd seen all night (that was after pianoman) and before Roan, but when it came to vote he picked pianoman, the guy is just a control freek
urrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrghh angry

MonstaMunch Wed 01-Jun-11 10:41:07

i vote with my remote control and dont watch anything like that

dont buy zeleb mags or watch any crap such as Katie Price or other non-entities

I value my intelligence wayyyyyyyyyyyy too much

troisgarcons Wed 01-Jun-11 10:43:26

Well I don't suppose he and his multi-million pound fortune will lose much sleep over your thoughts OP.

katvond Wed 01-Jun-11 11:00:45

I'm like monstamunch I vote with my remote control and don't watch any shite like that. I said to DD she can watch it in her bedroom if she wanted and she would rather watch spongebob, excellent taste she's got.
I'd rather watch paint dry then BGT or X factor. I don't care if Simon Cowell falls flat on his face.

annoyingdevil Wed 01-Jun-11 11:13:44

Yes, we are being manipulated. His show (and related PR stunts, phoney sackings etc) are pulled in order gain more media coverage and to sell more records.

and don't get me started on his 'fake' straight relationships.

BornInAfrica Wed 01-Jun-11 11:19:04

and don't get me started on his 'fake' straight relationships

And how is that any business of yours?

NulliusInVerba Wed 01-Jun-11 11:20:05

annoyingdevil yes amazing how he is best friends for life with all his ex's isnt it?

C'mon, simon, its very cold out there in Narnia!!! We will still love you.....

As for x factor et al, they already are dying off. People are seeing through it (finally). I wouldnt put it past him to use his own cash to keep it looking popular though, then just cancel the series. His PR mind wouldnt let it die a death.

BornInAfrica Wed 01-Jun-11 11:21:34

Anyway OP - YABU. What is it with people wishing failure on others? If you don't like Simon Cowell or his productions just don't bloody watch them but ffs take that cat's arse look off your face and post something intelligent.

JessicaDrew Wed 01-Jun-11 11:26:31

although there is very little on TV more entertaining than these shows !!!!!
we have them all year long!!!!!!
Rock star to opera star is waiting round the corner!!!!!!
what next "news reader to tight roper walker"?????

GetOrf Wed 01-Jun-11 11:29:47

<looks in mirror> I quite like the cat's bum look. I look like Dierdre Barlow's mother. Suits me.

borninafrica oh please. We are permitted to talk trivial shit on mumsnet. If it bothers you why don't you do something intelligent and ignore it if it upsets your sensibilities. smile

HugoFirst Wed 01-Jun-11 11:30:36

who cares about saint stupid of cheryl

i haev heard he is very nice in rl
and not snooty and even let ONE OF MNHQ have a photo of herself with im

cantspel Wed 01-Jun-11 11:34:52

I like Simon Cowell. I dont care if some of his shows are shit. It is what he has managed to do that i admire. He has gone from nothing having to go back home to live with his mum to mega riches.
He knows what the vast majority of the public what and he has supplied it and in the process made millons.

GetOrf Wed 01-Jun-11 11:35:21

Oh god I couldn't give a fuck about Cheryl. Or Dannii. Or any of it.

Am just sick of 'im.

It's telly for the stoooopid. People take it so seriosuly.

GetOrf Wed 01-Jun-11 11:36:29

hugo is the lucky mumsnetter YOU by any chance?

Did you have a good look at the marvel that is his hairdo?

Was Sinitta glued to him at the time?

ZZZenAgain Wed 01-Jun-11 11:37:11

I do like Simon
True what you say about the show though

HugoFirst Wed 01-Jun-11 11:37:16

no but i KNOW WHO IT WAS AND i have a copy of the pic somewehre scours hard drive

oh yes it was ...*opens mouth *

ZZZenAgain Wed 01-Jun-11 11:37:40

I meant what you said before about it being a gladiator arena

GetOrf Wed 01-Jun-11 11:39:21

<baited breath>

fatlazymummy Wed 01-Jun-11 12:02:14

I haven't watched this since the 1st series, when I came to realise that it was all about the judges ,[especially Simon Cowell] rather than the contestants. Yes it is a massive manipulation and I choose not to participate.
I also never read Heat or any other 'celeb magazines' so the whole thing is quite easy to annoy. Along with Katie Price, Kerry Katona , Big Brother and all the rest of the crap.

fatlazymummy Wed 01-Jun-11 12:02:46

Sorry meant avoid, not annoy.

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