Simon Cowell, the acerbic judge on "American Idol," is joining forces with supermodel Kate Moss and Sir Philip Green, a billionaire retailer, to create "a global entertainment super- company to rival Disney," according to the U.K. paper the Daily Mail.
The plan would have the new company "own all the rights and content of the TV programmes Cowell produces, including ‘Britain’s Got Talent,’ ‘The X Factor’ and
‘America’s Got Talent,’" the Mail reports.
The company would be owned by Cowell and Green. They would hire Moss for up to $80 million to handle branding and style for the new company, which the Mail says will "straddle showbusiness and fashion."
The Mail quotes one unnamed source as saying about Moss’s role in the new venture, "She will also be involved in finding and signing new bands and promoting them. Something that has also been talked about is Kate developing her own singing career and starting a music label.
"She has a big network of people they have no access to and they want her to make the new venture hip, and not so nerdy, and up-to-date…"