Cowell gets an unusual gift on 50th birthday
Talent-hunt show mogul Simon Cowell received 179 mirrors for his 50th birthday Wednesday from friends and family.entertainment Updated: Oct 08, 2009 17:11 IST
"They came in all shapes and sizes - big ones, small ones, full-length ones, even dental ones so I can look at my teeth. A couple of people even bought me magnifying ones to help me inspect my wrinkles," Cowell told a friend, reports Daily Mirror.
He, however, doesn't intend to keep the huge haul of mirrors and is planning to donate most of them to be auctioned to raise money for Battersea Dogs Home - which cares for abandoned or lost cats and dogs in Britain.
Cowell celebrated his birthday with a $1.6 million bash at stately home Wrotham Park in Barnet, Hertfordshire Saturday.
The event was a star-studded affair, attended by 400 guests including supermodels Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, his fellow X Factor judges Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.
Several of Cowell's ex-girlfriends were also in attendance, including Terri Seymour, Sinitta and Jackie St Clair.