before rising to prominence in the 1980s as a highly sought choreographer at the height of the music video era.Abdul later scored a string of pop music hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s."So this just happened, Simon Cowell just announced that he's leaving 'Idol.' This will be his last season. He's a huge part of that show but he wanted a change.Known for his scathing critical remarks as a judge on "American Idol", Simon Cowell began building his way into fame working at his father's company as a mailroom clerk at EMI Music Publishing while he was teen.Her six number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 tie her with Diana Ross for seventh among the female solo performers who have topped the chart.She won a Grammy for "Best Music Video – Short Form" for "Opposites Attract" and twice won the "Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography".She went on to star on CBS's short-lived television series Live to Dance, which lasted one season in 2011, and was subsequently a judge on the first season of the American version of The X Factor along with her former American Idol co-judge Simon Cowell, the creator and producer of the show.
Cowell will be both executive producer and judge on "The X Factor." "I'm thrilled that we have put a date on the launch of the U. version of 'The X Factor,' and delighted to be continuing to work with Fox," said Cowell in a statement.Most of the sexual tension was on Abdul’s part, the Idol’s “Mr. It used to bring about constant bickering, so bitter at times that all through the first two seasons they “couldn’t travel on the same place together.” When Walters, trying to put things straight, asked him outright if Abdul was bent on a relationship, Cowell said he was “a million per cent” sure.As for him, he confessed to having had second thoughts about it.Denise Richards, too, thought Cowell was “a hot piece of ass” – though when the X Factor judge told that they had been on a date in Beverly Hills when Richards was into her last month of pregnancy, she denied it.Cowell is now engaged to Mezhgan Hussainy, a makeup artist.