I’m sure it’s going to come as a HUGE surprise to hear that Simon Cowell has done/said something to piss off another one of his “American Idol” colleagues, but I’m going to run with this as if it is breaking news nonetheless. For what is neither the first nor the last time, Cowell pissed off Ryan Seacrest by referring to him as “sweetheart.” I’ll let Breitbart.com take it from there:
“Don’t call me sweetheart. … We don’t have that kind of relationship,” Seacrest said. “I don’t want that kind of relationship.”
“I don’t want that kind of relationship,” repeated Cowell, to which Seacrest replied: “Exactly. We’ll just work together, that’s fine with me.”
Oh, but their little tiff didn’t end there, of course. As the broadcast progressed, Simon’s severe criticisms of the remaining twelve male competitors prompted Seacrest to ask him why he was being so negative, to which Simon responded:
“I’m not being negative,” Cowell replied. “Unlike you, I actually respect the audience at home and I don’t _ and I don’t believe in lying to them.”
Later on, Ryan distinctly omitted Simon when he signed-off and only thanked the other two American Idol judges. But the harshest blow he dealt was not even witnessed, as it took place when he was home later that evening, when clicked his mouse with a vengeance, removing Simon from his top eight.