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Simon Cowell Dines with His Girlfriend After 'Idol' Finale

Simon Cowell and his longtime girlfriend Lauren Silverman are a picture perfect couple while leaving Ago Restaurant after dinner on Thursday night (April 7) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 56-year-old former American Idol judge returned to the show that evening for a surprise appearance during the series finale.

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While outside the restaurant, Simon was asked by photographers to comment on his favorite success stories from Idol, which winners have let him down, how he feels about joining America’s Got Talent, and even changing diapers. Watch below!

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Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, & Randy Jackson Reunite at 'American Idol' Finale! (Video)

Simon Cowell makes a surprise appearance on stage during the American Idol series finale on Thursday (April 7) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

The 56-year-old former judge stepped out to reunite the original panel with Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson.

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“I’d like to say on behalf of us, thank you America for inviting us into your homes. Thank you to the contestants, to Fox for actually putting us on air, to you guys for actually being my best friends now, and I am going to miss you,” Simon said during the appearance.

FYI: Paula is wearing a Lorena Sarbu dress.

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Heidi Klum & Simon Cowell Get Playful at NBCUniversal Summer Press Day

Heidi Klum jokingly strangles Simon Cowell at the America’s Got Talent panel during NBCUniversal Summer Press Day on Friday (April 1) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village, Calif.

The 42-year-old model and 56-year-old producer were joined on stage by their fellow judges Howie Mandel and Mel B.

Simon said of the show’s upcoming season, “Without giving too much away, [it has] some of the most amazing auditions in a long, long time.”

He also joked that his two-year-old son Eric will be on the show in “three or four years.”

FYI: Heidi is wearing Olgana Paris shoes.

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Simon Cowell Says One Direction Was a 'Nightmare' at First

Simon Cowell smiles coyly on the latest cover of Billboard magazine.

Here’s what the 56-year-old music executive had to share with the mag:

On whether or not One Direction is broken up for good: “I don’t know if it’s a hiatus or a breakup, to be honest. In a weird way, I don’t want to know.”

On Zayn Malik: “Zayn is still signed to our company. But the boys hadn’t bought into the fact that he was leaving, so out of respect for them, it wasn’t the right thing to put him on Syco…”

On Harry Styles recording a solo album: “He’ll work out what kind of record he wants to make because he’s got great taste — which is always a help. All the writers and producers want to work with him, understandably, but he probably won’t rush into it.”

Simon also joked to the mag that 1D was “a nightmare” to work with right after X Factor. “They were like five puppies — really excited, loads of opinions, always wanted to hang out.”

For more on Simon, visit Billboard.com.

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Heidi Klum Kicks Off 'America's Got Talent' Season 11

Heidi Klum arrives at NBC’s America’s Got Talent Season 11 Kickoff on Thursday (March 3) at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, CA.

The 42-year-old supermodel was joined by her fellow judges Simon Cowell, Mel B and Howie Mandel along with host Nick Cannon and Access Hollywood host Stephanie Bauer.

Heidi told Access that she hoped Simon joining the judging panel for the season would make for some interesting television.

“I’ll feel sad or a little bad for people if they leave the stage crying, but I think I want to see what everybody has to say,” she said.

FYI: Mel is wearing Paka Paka earrings.

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Simon Cowell Donates Over $30,000 to Young Cancer Patient Kian Musgrove

Simon Cowell recently paid it forward and donated nearly $35,000 to Kian Musgrove cancer fundraiser.

The 56-year-old X Factor judge phoned in to the Kian‘s mom Kat and surprised her with the news, according to the Chronicle Live.

“He just called up and said he wanted to help and said he would drop £25,000 into our fundraising account,” she said. “I’m still trying to get my head around it all. He was so nice and kind and just said he wanted to do something to help.”

Hailing from the United Kingdom, Kian suffers from an aggressive form of cancer after being diagnosed for the second time. Simon agreed to fly the youngster to the United States where he can seek a specialist.

Simon Cowell Will Be Part of the 'American Idol' Finale

Simon Cowell is all smiles before heading to judge Britain’s Got Talent auditions on Friday afternoon (January 16) at the Liverpool Empire Theatre in Liverpool, England.

The 56-year-old music executive was joined on the carpet by fellow judge David Walliams, who was dressed as a Beatle.

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It was revealed during the TCA panel for Simon‘s former show American Idol, that he would be returning during the show’s finale.

Executive producer Trish Kinane said, “I appreciate Simon’s part in the history of the show. He’s an important part. There are huge conflicts with Britain’s Got Talent, The X Factor and America’s Got Talent. The most we can expect is for Simon to be at the finale.”

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