Simon Cowell on a business, personal roll

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Life is good these days for Simon Cowell.

His NBC show "America's Got Talent" is summer's top-rated program and was renewed Sunday for a 10th season by the network. It's part of a "Got Talent" franchise seen in 62 countries which, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, makes it the most successful reality show yet.

Cowell is relishing the bet he placed three weeks ago on Germany to win the World Cup. And, to top it all off, he's reveling in first-time fatherhood with his infant son with girlfriend Lauren Silverman.

Their baby is 5 months old, learning to swim and is "amazing," Cowell said by telephone from New York.

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