The former "American Idol" judge's girlfriend, Lauren
Silverman, gave birth to the 6 pound, 7 ounce (2.9 kilograms)
boy in New York. It is her second child and Cowell's first.
Cowell, 54, who gained fame as an acid-tongued judge on
television singing contests in the United States and his native
Britain, has never married.
"I'm not brilliant with babies," Cowell told U.S. magazine
Parade last October. "I never know what to do. But (once he's
older) I think I'll be a good dad in terms of advice."
Silverman's pregnancy first came to light last year when her
ex-husband filed for divorce in New York and naming Cowell as a
Cowell's "The X Factor" contest was canceled last week by U.S.
broadcaster Fox, and he said that he would return to the judges
panel on its UK counterpart amid sagging ratings.
(Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy;
writing by Eric Kelsey; editing by Richard Chang)
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