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Simon Cowell & Lauren Silverman Kick Off Holidays In Barbados!

Lauren Silverman flashes a smile and struts her stuff out of the ocean after taking a dip in her bikini on Monday (December 21) in Saint James, Barbados.

The 38-year-old socialite was joined on the beach by her shirtless partner Simon Cowell, their son Eric (not pictured) and a group of family members as they started their Christmas holiday early!

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Simon, 56, and Lauren were also spotted riding jet skis throughout the day.

In case you missed it, check out what Simon had to say about Zayn Malik‘s comments on One Direction‘s music!

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Simon Cowell Slams Zayn Malik for Calling One Direction's Music 'Generic'

Simon Cowell is responding to Zayn Malik‘s comments about One Direction‘s music, calling the sound “generic as f*ck.”

The 22-year-old entertainer told The Fader last month, “If I would sing a hook or a verse slightly R&B, or slightly myself, it would always be recorded 50 times until there was a straight version that was pop, generic as f—, so they could use that version. Whenever I would suggest something, it was like it didn’t fit us.”

“There was just a general conception that the management already had of what they want for the band, and I just wasn’t convinced with what we were selling,” Zayn continued. “I wasn’t 100 percent behind the music. It wasn’t me. It was music that was already given to us, and we were told this is what is going to sell to these people. As much as we were the biggest, most famous boy band in the world, it felt weird. We were told to be happy about something that we weren’t happy about.”

Simon gave an interview to The Mirror, where he was asked about Zayn‘s comments.

“It is a bit rude to the people who wrote all the hits with them. And to the other band members. I mean they all wrote a lot of the stuff,” Simon said. “I think once he has had a chance to reflect on everything he will probably reconsider what he’s said because it was a very, very democratic process in the band.”

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Rita Ora Rocks Crown for 25th Birthday Celebration With Friends

Rita Ora has a bit of fun with a crown on her head while leaving Nobu restaurant with some friends on Saturday night (November 28) in London, England.

The 25-year-old singer, who was celebrating her birthday that night, was also seen leaving the X Factor studios earlier in the day.

Also spotted were fellow judges Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Simon Cowell, host Olly Murs, and actress Liv Tyler.

“👑🎈🎈🎈🎈🎉🎉 I’ve got the best friends in the world thank you to everyone for my flowers and presents you all know who you are! And all of your amazing messages I feel so lucky to have you all in my life thank you! #25!!!” Rita captioned an Instagram photo.

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Simon Cowell & Lauren Silverman Couple Up For ITV Gala 2015

Simon Cowell holds hands with partner Lauren Silverman at the 2015 ITV Gala held at the London Palladium on Thursday night (November 19) in London, England.

The couple was joined at the event by X Factor host Olly Murs and singer Ellie Goulding.

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Earlier in the night, Olly teased his performance on The X Factor this weekend. Check out the teaser he posted below!

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Simon Cowell Knew Zayn Malik Would Leave One Direction

Zayn Malik gets mobbed while leaving a hotel and getting into a car on Friday (November 13) in New York City.

The 22-year-old singer’s One Direction departure was predicted by manager Simon Cowell.

“I knew Zayn was going before it happened,” Simon said (via Us Weekly). “He was unhappy. My concern was actually for the boys. Zayn wasn’t in a great place but it was his decision to leave, he wasn’t kicked out. He wanted to distance himself. My responsibility was to the boys because they had no warning.”

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Simon Cowell Apologizes for 'Who Misses Zayn?' Joke

Simon Cowell is saying sorry to fans who were upset over a joke he made about Zayn Malik‘s exit from One Direction.

The 56-year-old X Factor judge was accepting an award at the 2015 Music Industry Trust Awards earlier this week from the guys of One Direction when he made the joke.

“I just kind of thought when I was standing on stage with them, that they were back to being five, and I saw myself in One Direction for a moment,” Simon told New York’s Fresh 102.7. “That’s when I made that quip, ‘Who needs Zayn?’ which of course backfired hugely.”

He continued, “So I apologize to any Zayn fans out there — it was meant as a joke.”

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