Television producer, executive, and celebrity judge who appeared on American Idol and The X Factor and produced America's Got Talent.
He was unable to hold a steady job, so his father got him a mailroom job at his company EMI Music Publishing.
He was an English A&R executive, but became famous for his brutal, yet honest comments to aspiring singers.
He broke off his engagement to Mezhgan Hussainy in 2012. He had a son named Eric with Lauren Silverman on February 14, 2014.
He judged American Idol contestants with pop star Paula Abdul.