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Simon Cowell Engaged To Makeup Artist Mezhgan Hussainy
www.mtv.com ^ | 2-26-10 | Eric Ditzian

Posted on 02/26/2010 10:12:19 AM PST by Justaham

Simon Cowell and Ryan Seacrest joked about it during Tuesday night's "American Idol" broadcast, and rumors have been floating around the Internet for days, but now the news is official: The prickly reality-show judge is engaged.

Cowell is set to marry Mezhgan Hussainy, a makeup artist he's been dating for nearly a year, the future Mrs. Cowell told RadarOnline. The 36-year-old Afghanistan-born Hussainy had been spotted with a massive diamond on her finger following a Valentine's Day dinner, setting off a stream of speculation about whether the 50-year-old Cowell had finally decided to settle down.

Cowell was previously in a long-term relationship with entertainment correspondent Terri Seymour, who was attacked by an "Idol" fan last May after the show's season eight finale. At the time, Cowell and Seymour had already ended their relationship.

Cowell and Hussainy have reportedly known each other for years, having met on the set of "Idol." While not specifying when the two plan to marry, Radar suggested a wedding might take place soon.

(Excerpt) Read more at mtv.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: hollywood; idol; weddingbells

1 posted on 02/26/2010 10:12:19 AM PST by Justaham
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To: Justaham
My Gaydar must be malfunctioning.
2 posted on 02/26/2010 10:15:41 AM PST by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: Justaham

3 posted on 02/26/2010 10:15:46 AM PST by smith288 (Peace at all costs gives you tyranny free of charge)
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To: Justaham
If I had a billion dollars... I'm just saying...


4 posted on 02/26/2010 10:15:56 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Justaham

Not bad Simon.

5 posted on 02/26/2010 10:16:19 AM PST by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists".)
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To: crosslink

Maybe not. They both could be.


6 posted on 02/26/2010 10:16:52 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Is anyone in the 0bama administration competent at anything?!!?)
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To: DCBryan1
Another familiar photo


7 posted on 02/26/2010 10:17:08 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Freepmail me to get on the Bourbon ping list.)
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To: crosslink

Not gay. British.


8 posted on 02/26/2010 10:17:25 AM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Justaham

maybe she’s pregnant


9 posted on 02/26/2010 10:18:08 AM PST by SunnyUsa (I'm not one of those "who are we to judge?" people)
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To: thefactor

Not gay. British.

That is going to leave a mark.


10 posted on 02/26/2010 10:18:27 AM PST by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: Justaham

i guess that takes care of the susan boyle rumor


11 posted on 02/26/2010 10:18:44 AM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: thefactor

hahaha


12 posted on 02/26/2010 10:18:46 AM PST by SunnyUsa (I'm not one of those "who are we to judge?" people)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Clay Aikens wondering "what are these?"


13 posted on 02/26/2010 10:18:58 AM PST by TexasNative2000 (This seems like fairly decisive evidence that the dream can, in fact, die.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

It’s surprising that Aiken didn’t spontaneously combust immediately after that photo was taken. It’s clear that this is the closest he’s been to those since he was an infant.


14 posted on 02/26/2010 10:19:49 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Justaham

World-class, recordbreaking pre-nup agreement, there.


15 posted on 02/26/2010 10:21:07 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (Voters who thought their ship came in with 0bama are on their own Titanic.)
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To: thefactor
Not gay. British.

Best line of the year.

16 posted on 02/26/2010 10:21:40 AM PST by mnehring
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To: smith288

Is it just me, or does his head seem to be about three sizes too big for his body?


17 posted on 02/26/2010 10:23:14 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

It’s okay - Clay is gay!


18 posted on 02/26/2010 10:24:08 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Justaham
After their first sexual encounter:

"I am afraid your performance was frankly embarrassing. It seemed to cliche` for me. I don't know who wanted it to end faster you or me. Honestly, you didn't even act like you deserved to be in this level of performance. You will need to step it up if you expect to make it through to the next round."


19 posted on 02/26/2010 10:28:04 AM PST by earlJam
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To: mnehring

It’s nice just to be nominated.


20 posted on 02/26/2010 10:33:24 AM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Rummyfan

Too bad that had a negative stigma to it in the 70s. I would have seriously used it during my college days!


21 posted on 02/26/2010 10:34:03 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Freepmail me to get on the Bourbon ping list.)
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To: Justaham

22 posted on 02/26/2010 10:38:05 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: DCBryan1

Handsome couple


23 posted on 02/26/2010 10:43:56 AM PST by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN

Don’t know - she looks pretty “rode hard and put up wet” for a 36 year old, IMHO.


24 posted on 02/26/2010 10:57:52 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: smith288

Interesting to see that holding cell phones has apparently replaced holding hands. Wonder how much they actually talked to each other on this walk, as opposed to talking into the phones.


25 posted on 02/26/2010 11:13:56 AM PST by DPMD (~)
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To: Justaham

(((cough cough))) beard (((cough cough)))


26 posted on 02/26/2010 12:06:00 PM PST by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Its ok... he’s queer.


27 posted on 02/26/2010 12:51:30 PM PST by envisio
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To: Justaham

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1249776/Mezhgan-Hussainy-Has-Simon-Cowell-finally-ideal-womanr.html
“”To be fair to Hussainy, her life story is worth telling. She was born in 1973 into an upper-class family in Afghanistan - her mother Mary was a teacher and her father Sayed an IT expert who employed more than 40 people. She had three brothers.

The Hussainy family had a driver, a nanny, a cook and a housekeeper. Life was very comfortable indeed. All that changed with the invasion by the Soviets in 1979 and the rise of the Taliban that followed.

Hussainy recalls the particularly bloody aftermath of a neighbour’s house being bombed by the Soviets - one of her brothers saw a severed hand in a tree.
Hussainy has been trying to sell a feature-length documentary about her own life story, which she has given the working title: From Afghanistan To American Idol

‘There were body parts everywhere,’ she says. Another neighbour received a knock on the door and had their son taken away for questioning - and he was never seen again, presumed conscripted into the Afghan army.

The Hussainy family decided to flee Afghanistan and paid smugglers to lead them across the mountains to Peshawar in Pakistan. They hid on the fringes of villages by day and trekked through darkness and fog at night.

Hussainy’s mother had been told they would travel by van and had packed enough food for only two days - just a few boiled eggs, biscuits and bottled water. In the end, the walk took ten days.

The family were reduced to drinking the water from puddles, scooping off the scum.

Her younger brother became seriously dehydrated. Hussainy herself told an interviewer that she had blisters around her mouth from dehydration at the end of the ordeal.

‘It took us ten days on foot through the mountains and the Khyber Pass. We were tired and hungry,’ she recalled.

At one point, the men leading them asked for more money - and her mother paid them with banknotes she had sewn into her skirts.

‘Every day I thank my parents for taking the decision to leave Afghanistan when they did,’ she says.

They were given permission to settle in America, where her father had relatives. He was already an English-speaker, having been educated in America and she and her siblings quickly learned the language.

Home was an ordinary apartment block in Hollywood. Young Mezhgan - whose name means eyelashes in Persian - would give the women in her block manicures and experiment with make-up styles.

In her teens she did some modelling work and, like any other young Hollywood girl in search of the spotlight, managed to get a few walk-on parts. But nothing came of her efforts.

And, in any case, this career path made her Muslim parents uneasy. So Hussainy promised to ‘remain true to herself and her culture’ and not to portray herself in a way that would bring shame on them.””


28 posted on 02/26/2010 2:44:06 PM PST by iowamark
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