Simon Cowell’s $1.8 million, two-story dressing room trailer has “a children’s play area”

Ryan Seacrest’s staff has posted photos and details about Simon Cowell’s dressing room, which is actually a $1.8 million two-story trailer with five flat-screen TVs and, inexplicably, “a children’s play area.” Maybe that’s where Ryan Seacrest comes over to play?

Simon’s trailer is discussed in detail in a blog post that includes photos of Ryan’s considerably humbler dressing room, which resembles a college dorm room. Here are the details it provides about Simon’s space:

“Simon’s trailer, officially called the Anderson Mobile Estate, costs $1.8 million, weighs 40 tons, is 75 feet long and contains 1,200 square feet of living space. The first floor has three plasma-screen TVs, two all-granite bathrooms and a full-service 14-foot-tall kitchen equipped with marble floors, clerestory windows, Sub-Zero fridge and matched-grain Italian cherrywood cabinetry.

Upstairs there’s a bedroom with a king-size bed, a sitting area that accommodates 30, a children’s play area and two more plasma-screen TVs (one 50 inches, the other 65 inches). There’s a satellite uplink. When the wind outside exceeds 15 miles an hour, an anemometer tells the awnings to fold up.

Security is tight. On one Estate a thumbprint scanner controls access to the bedroom. Should an unauthorized party enter the trailer when the owner is away, the security system dials his cell phone and transmits an image of the intruder.”

There are some (poor) photos of the interior on the manufacturer’s web site. Why exactly Simon needs any of this isn’t quite clear, but between this and his ridiculous salary, you’d think he could look a little more interested sometimes.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.