“To be honest I found that to be embarrassing,” of his reputation.
“In real auditions you can't tell someone who is terrible that they're good and promise them that they're going to become a star.
The buxom 37-year-old claims she still has no idea why she was given the push just days into filming back in 2009.
Could Simon’s head have been turned by Kelly’s physical similarity to singer Dannii Minogue – one of his other conquests, according to his biographer Tom Bower – who he famously praised for her “sexy clothes and the t**s”?
She fits Simon’s type and he would no doubt have jumped at the chance, but Nicole is too smart for that.
Besides, she has always insisted that he never fancied her. I’d let her stay for a few hours, then it would have to be goodnight.” SIDE by side on the American Idol judging panel, Simon and singer Paula, 54, were either flirting outrageously or at each other’s throats.
Over the years other judges have included Ellen De Generes, Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, Angie Martinez and Kara Dio Guardi.She quit the show in 2009 after failing to negotiate a new contract and he left in 2010 to produce “The X Factor.” 'AMERICAN IDOL' FAREWELL: PUNDITS AND BLOGGERS REFLECT ON 15 YEARS OF COVERING THE SHOW Cowell said he and Abdul were on “Idol” when it was at its most fun — and most successful and compared the judging panel he presided over to a healthy human body that suffered terribly after losing important appendages. And with both legs gone, it wasn't the same show." He added, “To be honest I think it changed more significantly once Paula left.At least for me, the show was never the same because she and I had such a connection and such a shorthand together.” Cowell said he is still close with the other co-stars, Randy Jackson and host Ryan Seacrest.In a whispered conversation she laid out her qualifications and ended up getting the job.Nicole, 38, is a strong personality and is certainly one of few women who could handle his massive ego.She said: “I think Simon respected me for coming in as an artist and standing up for what I feel.” Rating: Live Show Simon claims an infatuated Paula tried to seduce him: “I considered it, but then I thought, ‘I don’t think the after would be as good as the before’ . You could have cut the apparent sexual tension with a knife. I’d let her stay for a few hours, then it would have to be goodnight.” What a charmer.