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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.”

Rita Ora Details Her Relationship with 26-Year-Old Man When She Was Just 14

Rita Ora leaves The X Factor studios in front of Simon Cowell while wearing a tight red outfit on Saturday (October 24) in London, England.

The next day, the 24-year-old entertainer was joined by fellow X Factor judges Nick Grimshaw and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.

In her new book “Hot Right Now,” Rita detailed her relationship with a 26-year-old man when she was only 14.

“I was 14 when I had my first relationship with a guy,” Rita wrote in her book (in an excerpt from The Sun). “I would say (he was) about 26, and you have to remember I hadn’t had a relationship before then at all. I was very new to the whole world of a man and a female.”

“I can’t begin to tell you how confident I felt when a man was interested in me. I felt like I was sexy, I felt like I had a form of respect, I felt like he listened to me. Now I know he listened to me because he obviously wanted to have sex with me. I felt good that men fancied me,” Rita continued. “I’d wear low tops. I’d put red lipstick on, I’d make my hair blonder. My mum would just completely be like, ‘What are you doing?’ I think that’s what got me dressing crazy, why I love crazy clothes. Because my mum always let me freely express myself.”

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Simon Cowell Replacing Howard Stern as 'America's Got Talent' Judge!

Simon Cowell is set to return to your TV screens soon because he is replacing Howard Stern as a judge on America’s Got Talent!

“The good news is America’s Got Talent is back next year and the even better news is so am I!” the 56-year-old producer wrote on his Twitter account.

“About five or six years ago, I was offered the chance to be on the show and, at the time, I couldn’t do it. But I was a bit disappointed that I wasn’t able to. For the years (Howard) was on the show, he did a great job. I think at the point we really knew Howard wasn’t going to come back, we then had serious conversations with NBC. I thought, ‘I think this is the right time.’ So, I’m excited about it,” Simon told USA Today.

Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel are the other judges, though it’s unclear if they are all set to return.

Tom Daley & Dustin Lance Black Couple Up At Pride of Britain Awards 2015!

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black suit up to the red carpet at the 2015 Pride of Britain Awards held at The Grosvenor House Hotel on Monday night (September 28) in London, England.

The happy couple was joined at the event by Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Simon Cowell, the Osbourne family – Kelly, Ozzy, Sharon and JackNick Grimshaw, David Hasselhoff, Alesha Dixon, Rixton, and Cheryl‘s Girls Aloud band mates Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts.

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“Girly catch up at Pride of Britain last night,” Cheryl captioned with her Instagram post. “Was so nice for us all to have a bit of chaotic dress up session together again lol. And for such a great evening. @lilcola @kimberleywalshofficial love you 💙”

FYI: Cheryl is wearing a Victoria Beckham dress paired with Rosantica jewelry.

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