BLIND FATE
Simon Cowell is a Father!

This is Cowell's first child, but Silverman's second. She has a 7-year-old son with ex-husband, Andrew Silverman.

Congrats Simon!

FUTURE EXES
Simon Cowell Adds A New Enemy To His List of Haters

Simon Cowell, well known for his extreme straightforward rudeness on shows such as “American Idol", “Britain’s Got Talent,” and “The X Factor,” is having a baby. His best friend's wife's baby that is. According to US Weekly, the 53-year-old star is expecting a child with New York socialite Lauren Silverman, a.k.a. his B.F.F. Andrew Silverman’s not even ex-wife.

SARTORIALLY YOURS
What Men Really Want

Whether they've been naughty or nice, every fella deserves a thoughtful gift this holiday season. We've compiled a short but sweet list of unique gifts, ranging from low to high prices so that everyone can find something for that special man. In no particular order (since all items listed are awesome), here we go:

Rugby Ralph Lauren Cardigan, $99.99- Create your own cardigan with the luxury brand, Ralph Lauren. Options include an elbow-patch cardigan in navy and black. The website also allows you to make your own hat, rugby, polo and solid oxford shirts, all on sale now! Don't miss out on this chance to personalize your gift and truly make it one-of-a-kind.

GADGETS
Simon Cowell Creates Headphones

The X Factor judge we hate to love has revealed that he's parterned up with Syco Entertainment, his joint venture with Sony Entertainment, to design a line of headphones called "X Headphones."

"I've tried all of them, literally every single one. Sony and I set out to create the best headphone in the world. We are absolutely blown away by these. With the X headphones, it's like being in the recording studio when the records are made. The sound is that clear," Cowell said in a statement. The headphones are going for a nifty $299 and will be featured throughout the X Factor season.

Check out Engadget for a detailed review.

TSK TSK
The Floundering Future of American Idol

Season 11 of American Idol concluded with Phillip Phillips being awarded a record deal and left fans wondering which musical acts/executives would occupy the show’s judge panel in the future. After two seasons, international pop superstar, Jennifer Lopez, and legendary rocker, Steven Tyler, decided that they no longer wanted to be a part of the highly-rated singing competition.

Ever since the announcement was made, numerous celebrities have reportedly been in serious talks with Idol producers to serve as judges for the upcoming season. In late June, Fox announced that they agreed to terms with multi-platinum, former R&B diva, Mariah Carey, to serve as a judge for at least one season. Her deal is reportedly worth a whopping $18 million. Apparently the network was willing to hand over whatever amount the singer demanded, despite her faded star status. The move was seen as a desperate attempt to revive the American Idol brand, which was at one point a highly respected singing competition between undiscovered, raw talents and Fox’s cash cow.

BEHIND THE PLATE
Simon Cowell Taps into Foodie T.V.

Producers will stage regional rounds for contestants where they must prove that their recipe celebrates British food. However, there's a lot more to this competition. Winners will face a series of challenges involving their dish in the semi-final and final, and be judged by a panel of “experts."

INDUSTRY NEWS
Britney Spears to Be New X Factor Judge

Britney Spears has reportedly signed a deal to fill in after Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul left last year. According to E! Online, after months of negotiations and speculation, the pop princess will officially be alongside judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Ried. Reps for the show had no comment, however. Cowell this past March even said he was "flattered" Spears was interested in joining the FOX show but revealed little about the singer becoming a judge.

We hope you join the show girl, you deserve it! Just don't let it become a trainwreck like the last time we saw you on TV in Britney and Kevin: Chaotic.

INDUSTRY NEWS
One Direction vs. One Direction

British boy band One Direction is being sued by a lesser known American band, also called One Direction. (WTF?) The band of 5 are demanding a court order to force Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson to change the name of their band!

The US One Direction just filed the lawsuit, claiming they formed in 2009. This is an entire year before the UK band members even knew each other. In addition to building a reputation around the name, the American One Direction claim they also beat the Brits to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office -- filing a trademark application for "One Direction" long before the UK boy band.

Now the Americans are asking for a court order, requiring the Brits to change their name.
The Americans are also suing Simon Cowell's record label and Sony Music -- demanding more than $1 million in damages.
In a blog by the US band they explained that they liked the Brit act but “To protect [their] rights, [they] reluctantly have filed a lawsuit.”

FUTURE EXES
Ex-Factor: Cheryl Cole Taking Ashley Back

Since getting dumped from the The X-Factor USA, Cheryl Cole, has been rendered vulnerable and recently spotted with ex hubby, Ashley. The two parted ways last year after a slew of affairs on Ashley's behalf, and now he's creeping his way back into her life.

The Daily Mirror spoke with Cheryl's mother, Joan Callaghan, who seems to be less than thrilled on former son-in-law's sneaky behavior, saying, "How many times do you want your heart broken?"

Cheryl's friends and family have also gone on to say, "Once a cheat, always a cheat. Ashley will go on to break her heart again."

TSK TSK
Cheryl Cole Gets Fired Twice

Talk about adding insult to injury. Times two.

Simon Cowell's new upcoming talent show The X Factor, which will make its debut in the fall, is stirring up the controversy as reports of newly added judge Cheryl Cole already being given the boot. British pop superstar Cheryl, 27, has previously appeared with Cowell in the U.K. version of the show for three seasons and was ecstatic when it was announced earlier this month that she will be judging for the U.S. installment, alongside Cowell, Paula Abdul, and L.A. Reid. Also, as of recently, it has been announced that only was she out of her new gig, her original position as a judge for the U.K. version is being revoked as well!