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Are Ellen DeGeneres and Simon Cowell Already Feuding Before Idol‘s Live Show Starts?

Just in time to celebrate her 52nd birthday comes word that Ellen DeGeneres is having an epic feud with American Idol co-judge Simon Cowell. Because we need gossipy filler to generate headlines about the Fox ratings behemoth!

Ellen’s excitement and nervousness turned to anger when Simon dared show up 90 minutes late to the newcomer’s first taping in Hollywood. But it wasn’t just Ellen’s ego at play, but her work commitments; she has moved her own talk show taping earlier in the day to accommodate Idol‘s film schedule. An “insider” tells Nicki TOLDJA Finke: “Here it was the first day of taping of the Hollywood shows, and Ellen was there waiting for Simon to show up. Ellen’s new to the gig and she’s very organized and she made a commitment to take this on, and now she’s asking herself, ‘What did I get myself into?’ She called Simon Cowell a prima donna. So right from the start, the chemistry isn’t great.” And it has Ellen, supposedly, griping about how Fox needs to pick Simon’s successor pronto. Which is amusing, because after Simon makes his planned exit after this season, only Randy Jackson will be left of the original judging panel; it’ll be Kara and Ellen who have mid-level seniority over the newcomer.

And we thought they were gonna be besties.

By:           editor editor
On:           Jan 26, 2010
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  • 7 Comments
    • Mr. Enemabag Jones
      Mr. Enemabag Jones

      Just as many people hate Simon, as love Ellen. This is a public relations war he can’t win.

      Jan 26, 2010 at 4:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James Davis
      James Davis

      @Mr. Enemabag Jones: People may love Ellen, but they respect simon. Respect wins every time when it comes to judging.

      Jan 26, 2010 at 5:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dontblamemeivotedforhillary
      dontblamemeivotedforhillary

      Battle of the Homos?

      BTW – Mr Enemabag Jones, this is the link to James Davis:
      http://www.facebook.com/search/?q=James+Davis&init=quick#/profile.php?id=681263488&ref=search&sid=686019810.2380796416..1

      TEAM ELLEN

      Jan 26, 2010 at 11:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • roger
      roger

      Don’t like or respect either one of them.

      Jan 26, 2010 at 11:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • schlukitz
      schlukitz

      Simon Cowell is gay?

      http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Is_Simon_Cowell_gay

      Jan 27, 2010 at 1:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert, NYC
      Robert, NYC

      Schlukitz, my gaydar says “yes”, though he denies it of course.

      Jan 27, 2010 at 10:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Simon Fan
      Simon Fan

      PLease. These are all lies and stupid weak rumors. They’re getting along fine. Calling him a ‘prima donna’ was a joke. Besides, I’m not watching when Simon leaves anyway. The producers are schizophrenic nutcases. AI is over now. ACCEPT IT.

      Feb 9, 2010 at 9:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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