Swinging time on a day out for Simon and son
MUSIC mogul Simon Cowell made some hot news as he got in the swing of chili festival celebrations with his son Eric.
The fun-loving entertainment impresario, 59, hid behind shades and sported a black T-shirt and blue jeans at the Malibu Chili Cook-Off.
Eric, five, beamed as he enjoyed a swing ride and his mother, Simon’s partner Lauren Silverman, 42, also looked to be enjoying the festival.
Simon was among celebrities who soaked up Saturday’s fun and sun. Famous faces included actresses Halle Berry, 53, and Minnie Driver, 49, and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son Joseph Baena.
Actress Reese Witherspoon was also there with her family, husband Jim Toth, their son Tennessee, six, and Deacon, Reese’s 15-year-old son with her first husband, Ryan Phillippe.
Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx, 51, was also spotted at the cook-off with actors Mel Gibson, 63, and Jared Leto, 47.
Rides, live music, food, drinks and chili are at the heart of the annual festival, which finishes today and aims to offer a unique artisan experience.
The four-day event offers the chance to tuck in to a range of spicy culinary delights and enjoy the entertainment on offer.
It is one of the longest traditions in Malibu and allows cooks and chefs, from beginner to professional, to show off their skills, competing to make the best chili in town.
Money was raised for The Boys & Girls Club of Malibu as well as youth-based organisations in the California beachside resort.
Music mogul Simon, partner Lauren and their son Eric explore the chili festival King of swing... Simon, above, enjoys a ride with Eric, five, on Saturday. Left, Reese Witherspoon and family enjoy the sunshine. Inset, left, Halle Berry at the event