Tabloid: Simon Cowell might become a Jew, will visit Israel

Music mogul Simon Cowell is thinking of joining the tribe, the Mirror reported on Thursday.

The X-Factor judge, who has a Jewish father but was raised Roman Catholic, has been inspired by his Jewish soon-to-be baby mama (and maybe soon-to-be wife) Lauren Silverman. She is expecting their first child in February.


Looks like he’s taking the whole thing quite seriously, having planned a “secret” trip to Israel because he wants to make a “more informed decision” before he commits to the faith, a source told the British tabloid.

Cowell also recently made a $150,000 donation to the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces at a fundraiser in Beverly Hills, and is possibly considering taking up traditional Israeli dance lessons in preparation for his wedding.

Okay, signing off now to work on our pitch about a reality show featuring Cowell’s on-screen conversion, during which he is judged by a panel of bombastic rabbis.

In the meantime, enjoy him and Bar Refaeli in an ad for “X Factor Israel.”

Jana Banin is the blogger for 6 Degrees No Bacon.