1959 – Born on October 7th in Brighton, East Sussex, England. British music producer and executive of the BMG UK record company whose blunt assessments of the contestants on TV’s American Idol made him the most talked about personality on the show panel of judges.
1974 – A troublesome boy, he was booted from school more than once, and dropped out at 16.
– He worked as a mail boy at EMI, worked really hard and eventually got to be a music producer.
1990 – Made his screen debut on the UK television series ‘Sale of the Century’, his prize for winning – Kitchen Utensils.
2001 – He hosted the forerunner to American Idol, England’s U.K. Pop Idol.
– He created and hosted the British show Pop Idol.
2003 – Appeared in the film, "Scary Movie 3".
2004 – Dated Terri Seymour.
2007 – Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings at $45 million for the year.