We don’t watch network talent programs, but for the last decade it’s been virtually impossible to turn on a television in the United States without seeing the smug face of British television personality Simon Cowell – longtime judge of music audition shows like American Idol and The X Factor.
Which is too bad … we know reality shows need people America “loves to hate” in order to drive up ratings, but Cowell is truly a special kind of arse (as they say in his homeland).
Case in point? The 53-year-old recently knocked up the wife of his one-time best friend – real estate mogul Andrew Silverman. In fact according to gossip website TMZ, socialite Lauren Silverman, 36, is 10 weeks pregnant with Cowell’s child.
What a classy guy, huh?
Cowell is probably laughing all the way to the bank though. He’s got a net worth of more than $320 million and his X Factor show is the second highest revenue-grossing program on television (behind American Idol).