Simon Cowell turns 60: Star celebrates his milestone birthday with lavish dinner in Malibu as he parties with glam girlfriend Lauren Silverman and showbiz pals… and leaves with a bottle of wine
He’s busy filming for the new series of America’s Got Talent, but Simon Cowell squeezed in a lavish celebration to mark his milestone 60th birthday on Monday.
The music and TV mogul headed to celeb hotspot Nobu in Malibu for a celebratory dinner with girlfriend Lauren Silverman, son Eric, five, as well as a long line of showbiz pals.
Simon partied hard during the long dinner, emerging with a huge smile on his face before he accepted a bottle of wine from photographers for the ride home.
Party time! Simon Cowell was joined by his friends and family, including girlfriend Lauren Silverman, for a lavish dinner at Nobu Malibu on Monday to celebrate his 60th birthday, emerging after the dinner with a bottle of wine in hand
Simon was joined by his gorgeous girlfriend Lauren Silverman, his son Eric, five, and Lauren’s son Adam, who both matched birthday boy Simon in white shirts.
The mogul stuck to his signature style, teaming an unbuttoned white shirt with black trousers and shades and little Eric was the spitting image of his dad in his own white shirt paired with jeans.
Lauren meanwhile pulled out all the stops in a tight-fitting black and white print strapless dress for her beau’s night of celebrations.
Let the celebrations begin! Simon was seen heading into the restaurant hour earlier with his glam girlfriend Lauren
Matching: Simon was joined by his son Eric, five, and Lauren’s son Adam, who both matched birthday boy Simon in white shirts
Stunning: Lauren meanwhile pulled out all the stops in a tight-fitting black and white print strapless dress for her beau’s celebrations
Simon, who has been on a health kick in the run up to his milestone birthday, looked bleary-eyed as he left the restaurant hour later.
The merry star took time to greet photographers gathered outside, chatting and laughing, and even accepting a bottle of red wine from one snapper.
While he’s started a strict diet, and has lost around 20Ibs in the past year, Simon was still clutching his cigarettes after the party.
Birthday boy: Simon, who has been on a health kick in the run up to his milestone birthday, looked bleary-eyed as he left the restaurant hour later
A gift! The merry star took time to greet photographers gathered outside, chatting and laughing, and even accepting a bottle of red wine from one snapper
Belle of the ball: Lauren also looked in cheery spirits as she left the restaurant with family members
To your taste? Simon, who has been on a health kick in the run up to his milestone birthday, hasn’t cut out alcohol or smoking as he checked out the gifted bottle of red and held two packs of cigarettes
Simon’s Britain’s Got Talent co-star Alesha Dixon, who is currently filming the new series of America’s Got Talent with Simon in LA, was among the starry guest list.
The singer looked sensational in a billowing black gown as she arrived with her husband Azuka Ononye and their oldest daughter Azura.
Alesha, who also celebrated her birthday on Monday, confirmed hours before the outing that she gave birth to her second daughter seven weeks ago.
Simon’s Britain’s Got Talent co-star Alesha Dixon, who is currently filming the new series of America’s Got Talent with Simon in LA, was among the starry guest list, arriving with her husband Azuka Ononye and their oldest daughter Azura
It’s my party too! The singer, who was also celebrating her birthday on Monday, looked sensational in a billowing black gown
Long time pals: Simon’s ex and close friend Terri Seymour was also at the party, looking gorgeous in an asymmetric print dress as she chatted the star
In light of his milestone year, Simon recently underwent a radical health kick and has cut out dairy, sugar, bread, gluten, and meat from his diet.
He insisted that he won’t even let the regime slack on his 60th birthday and vowed: ‘No cakes. There will not be a birthday cake.’
The Britain’s Got Talent judge recently admitted during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that he drastically changed his diet so he could keep up with Eric.
Pals: Simon’s America’s Got Talent co-star Howie Mandel was on the guestlist, choosing a casual look for the night out
He said: ‘I went to see this doctor in London. We did some tests. And then a month later he said, “You have the worst diet I’ve ever met from any patient.”
‘So I went, “Okay, out of the smoking, the drinking, and diet, what do I have to drop?” And he said, “The diet.” So I said, “I’m in!”
‘It was easier than I thought, and part of the reason I did it was because of Eric. I realised if I didn’t sort myself out physically, I wouldn’t be able to catch up with him.
Partying hard: Simon relaxed his health kick for the night, looking like he’d a great celebrations with his friends and family
‘Because the minute he gets up to the minute he goes to sleep … their energy, you forget, at five years old, is phenomenal.’
Simon previously said he’d named his diet the Eric Cowell diet after his son, because the youngster loves to munch on raw vegetables.
He said: ‘It’s like the Eric diet because he actually, apart from ice cream, he actually likes water. I mean, who likes water? And his raw vegetables. So I’m on like, the Eric Cowell diet.’
Many happy returns! Simon looked delighted to receive another gift outside the party from a group of snappers
Celebrating! Simon rocked an unbuttoned shirt and loose trousers for this big night out in Malibu
Popular: Simon was seen greeting a fan while his security stood close by during his long walkabout outside the restaurant
Time to call it a night: A male friend was eventually seen guiding the birthday boy to his waiting car
Saying his goodbyes: Simon has one last wave for his fans and the paps before he climbed into his plush car
Party spirit: The mogul looked like he was the mood to carry on the party after the long and lavish dinner
Meanwhile Simon has made major changes to one of his brands, with the announcement on Tuesday that Britain’s Got More Talent has been axed from TV schedules.
Bosses at ITV have decided to pull the plug on the sister show to Britain’s Got Talent, which has been hosted by Stephen Mulhern since it launched in 2007, in order to focus their attention to online and social media.
An insider told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre TV column: ‘Stephen is a much-loved member of the ‘BGT’ family and everyone loved him on the show. He is still incredibly busy, with lots of exciting projects for ITV.
On the guestlist? Sean Penn was spotted leaving Nobu, where Simon hosted his celeb-packed dinner
Axed: Simon has made major changes to one of his brands, with the announcement on Tuesday that Britain’s Got More Talent has been axed from TV schedules
‘Behind the scenes, executives decided it was the right time to move on. It will be sad to bring the curtain down on it after so many years of laughs. But it is important to move with the times, and the reality is younger audiences who once watched it now consume a lot more of their content online.’
A spokesperson for ‘BGT’ confirmed: ‘As our 18-34 audience share continues to grow and viewing habits are changing, naturally we are listening to our viewers and focusing more on digital platforms in support of the main show.’
Popular: Bosses at ITV have decided to pull the plug on the sister show to Britain’s Got Talent, which has been hosted by Stephen Mulhern (pictured right with judges David Walliams, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and Simon) since it launched in 2007
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