Simon Cowell claims he is ''close'' to Cheryl Cole again and is adamant he didn't snub her 30th birthday celebration in Las Vegas at the weekend.
Simon Cowell claims he is ''close friends'' with Cheryl Cole again.
The music mogul insists he and the former Girls Aloud star have patched up their relationship after the pair fell out when Simon axed her from the US version of 'The X Factor'after she made just three appearances in the first series in 2011.
And Simon, 53, is adamant he did not snub her 30th birthday celebrations in Las Vegas on Saturday night (29.06.13) - he just couldn't make it because of 'American idol' commitments.
He wrote on his Twitter account: ''I didn't snub Cheryl's party. I just couldn't go because of my filming dates. We are close friends again and I adore her.''
It seems Simon - once dubbed 'Mr. Nasty' because of his cutting comments to auditionees on his talent shows - is realising the importance of having good friends around you these days
He cryptically tweeted: ''Some things are more important than the music ''business'' or the tv ''business''. And today I learnt that. Someone I work closely with today taught me the importance of friendship, trust and loyalty. This person is a very special person. (sic)''
What's new in the music world this week?
'Sounds of Silence' was released on this day (January 17th) in 1966.
Listen to Alex Bayly performing 'Animal'.
Two weeks ahead of Independent Venue Week, Dry Cleaning made 'Britain's Best Small Venue 2015' (NME) the second port of call on their 2020 tour.
'Leave Home' was released on this day (January 10th) in 1977.
For their last gig of the year, The Libertines came back to their adopted hometown of Margate to finish off their latest tour.
Celebrating the birthday of David Bowie with his most legendary songs.
'No Turning Back' was released on this day (January 3rd) in 2003.
Bastille rocked up at The Winter Gardens in Margate for their 'Doom Days Club Nights' tour, making sure they were playing in more unfamiliar towns...
Stealing Sheep made their way down to Elsewhere in Margate to put on their wholly unique and utterly captivating live show.
Listen to her new single 'Down'.