I believe Cowell is checking in on AI, if only to feed his ego that he was much better than the current judges. But he is not going to tell a reporter that he is watching it. If he did he would have to comment on the judges, he knows he would not be able to compliment them with a straight face.
But he''s not much better than the current judges. He was out of it long before he left the show.
Simon''s a fucking hypocrite. Does anyone believe his relationship with Mezhgan is real? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?%0D\
And *IF* Simon is straight(and I think there is more of a chance of Tom Cruise being a pussy hound) then that was more directed at Derek than Ryan. He wants Cheryl Cole. To either be his girlfriend or his beard because shes much younger and hotter(though I think she''s ordinary) than Mishmash.
Simon''s definatley watching AI. Only a fool would think otherwise. At the the very least to watch the competition and steal and "modify" more ideas from the Idol franchise.%0D\
He was probably crying in his imported beer over the latest ratings and the major talent on this season.%0D\
Suck it, Cowell.
Well, he does show a strange and strong loyalty towards that mush mouth. But of course he''s a hypocrite, e.g., his beard.
America has already forgotten who Simon Cowell is.
"the major talent on this season"\
Of course it''s possible that Ryan IS dating Derek and Simon is a jealous asshat about it.%0D\
But I doubt it. Aside from Ryan "dating" Julianne, there is nothing to link Ryan and Derek.%0D\
But I hope Ryan DOES have a hot new boyfriend. And I hope he rubs it continually in Simon''s face. I would bet anything that Simon is trying his damndest to live a straight life right now. You can tell that he''s trying his best to please mummy(who ironically can''t seem to stand Mezhgan) and Fox execs.%0D\
Hypocrite to the extreme. He needs a dose of fail.
R-19= An X-factor/Simon freak.%0D\
There are some mediocre people, but this season is not only better than the last few Idol seasons, but it beats the absolute hell out of any X-factor season. You know. I know it. Simon knows it. Everyone knows it.%0D\
Simon isn''t going to win it in a walk this year. He''s going to have to bring is A-game. Because not only does he have a revitalized Idol to deal with, but he''s going to have "The Voice" to deal with.
Why would you think that, r20? From what (very) little I''ve seen, the British tabs make it seem like they''re hardly ever within a 200 mile radius of each other, and get together only for photo shoots.
I haven''t watched it this season but people really do seem to like the new judges? I read the other day that the ratings are back up again, so maybe that''s the answer right there.
I don''t know, maybe he''s getting some One Direction ass on the side. But he wants too desperately to be seen as STRIGHT PUSSY HOUND TURNED FIANCE EXTRODINAIRE! for me to think he''s risking being with men too much. I don''t know.%0D\
%E2%80%9CAmerican Idol%E2%80%9D took a fairly massive tumble for its second 2011 episode.\
The show was down to a mere 7.7 adults 18-49 rating, marking a decline of 21% from Wednesday%E2%80%99s premiere.
Old news, asshole. Get up with the times. top 13 reveal was almost 30% up from last year.
[quote]Bitter, party of one!%0D\
Actually, reading that link it seems like "Bitter, party of many deluded assholes."
R26, keep pretending that bad AI ratings didn''t happened.\
March 2, 2011\
"American Idol%E2%80%98s ratings are down from previous seasons and appear to be on the usual, gradual decline that occurs each season"
Question: Does this mean that Julianne Hough is a lesbian?
I had heard that Ryan and Simon had been in a sexual relationship with each other off and on since close to the beginning of Idol''s run. \
They are clearly off now and the apparent animosity may have occurred due to Ryan refusing to either host or judge Simon''s upcoming X-Factor show--the show being the only thing that gets it up for the aging Simon these days.
I refuse to talk anymore to the idiot who thinks Idol''s ratings are bad. Mostly down a bit..sure. But doing just fine and sometimes even better than last year. But then again, the Simon fanguuuuurl knows this but won''t admit that their hero wasn''t the be all and end all of the show.%0D\
And there is no animosity. Simon was just on Ryan''s radio show. But I''m sick of Simon being the main hypocritical homophobe, and Ryan getting the brunt of it all from everyone.
If Julianne had Xtina''s voice she''d be the perfect triple threat.
Different opinion here but I don''t think Simon is Gay. Ryan I''m not sure about. I wouldn''t be surprized if he was asexual though. I think he cares more about work that dating women (or men). Julianne is probably a front, but not because he''s gay. But because people think he should be dating.
Simon Cowell is an odd one. I don''t think he''s gay in the sense that he enjoys sex with men, (what a disgusting mental image) but I don''t believe for a second he has really had proper relationships with the women he''s been linked with throughout the years, especially when they''ve all his girlfriends look like ladyboys.%0D\
He''s such a vile and bitchy little queen though, I just maybe a non-sexual one.%0D\
Dez''n''Chez do make an attractive couple though.
I love the "asexual" rationalization. Reeks of desperation.
I still find it interesting that Ryan is dating a female Hough, while the male Hough is with Simon protege Cheryl Cole. Hmmm.
I think it''s a mere coincidence.%0D\
If Simon had any involvement, I think the ideal bearding relationship would have been Cheryl/Ryan.
Also curious is Simon Cowell's reaction to other people being gay.%0D
It's a fairly open secret that Louis Walsh is gay - the only person he doesn't know is his mother - but when there have been gay contestants on the show it's really not approved of, mainly because he doesn't think there'll be as much money to make, or because viewers won't vote for them.%0D
Danyl Johnson, as openly gay as they come and with a pretty long list of sexual partners in London (including Russell Tovey) was the early favourite for the series he appeared in, so fearing any kiss and tell stories, they flooded the tabloids with stories about how he was bisexual - a ladies man who also flirted (and occasionally slept) with men. And when Dannii referred to it SHE was accused of homophobia!%0D
When Joe McElderry won it didn't take long for an "I'm not gay" headline to come out, when he clearly was.%0D
And then there was Austin Drage, who was openly gay and been in a boy band before and featured in a reality show where members of boy bands dragged up to become a girl band. He didn't do very well on the show and when the other judges criticsed his performance one night Cowell tried to make out that Austin had been distracted by the beautiful dancer behind him. There was a total feeling of "what the fuck?" in the studio.%0D
And when he finally does have an openly gay act on the show - Diva Fever - they're treated as a novelty act.
Simon doesn''t want to be tainted with the queer brush.
Who bearded up Cheryl Cole and Derek Hough? The British papers were writing that they went to Africa (Tanzania?) together and that he nursed her through her malaria. "He didn''t leave her side for even a minute" and all that.
It would make much more sense for Simon to be gay, given his whole persona. He is so unconvincing with all his "girlfriends." I think he would make a terrible actor.
I don''t know, r37; it seems fairly fishy to me.
pun not intended
It''s not "fishy" at all. Cheryl met Derek through some dance thing(indeed, I think he has some sort of history in England), and Ryan has known Julianne for awhile through interviews and such. I recall him jokingly referring to her as "Mrs. Seacrest" long before they started dating.%0D\
I seriously doubt Simon was like "Hey, Cheryl. Would you like to beard for my friend/maybe ex-boyfriend''s new boyfriend??? He''s using his sister for Ryan, but Ryan''s sister isn''t going to cut it for Derek.%0D\
The whole thing sounds stupid. Just someone being all "Ryan can''t be really dating Julianne..he must be dating her BROTHER!! He''s obviously gay!"%0D\
In a world outside of Hollywood, R43, it would be preposterous to think this brother and his sweet Mormon sister and their curious relationship to Ryan and Simon might smell um fishy.\
However, this IS the town of closeted stars, smoke and mirrors, and covering everything up for the sake of furthering careers. Add to that, the gay rumors surrounding Ryan and Simon since day one of American Idol. Simon is called the queen in certain Brit circles. I doubt it is coincidental that the Houghs are involved with Ryan and indirectly with Simon. Oh, and just for an FYI, Derek directed Cheryl''s music video a few years back while she was still married to her um previous beard, and Derek was recruited to be her beau at the perfect time in her career.
Why does it follow that Derek Hough and Seacrest are together, r43? You''d think Seacrest with all his cash could get a lot hotter BF than Hough.
It doesn''t "follow". It''s stupid. That''s why I''m saying it''s some stupid idiot who made up the idea they are dating and Julianne is their beard.%0D\
"Hey, sis. Want to pretend to be my boyfriend''s girlfriend?"%0D\
Don''t get the "gross" response. It isn''t as if anyone is suggesting Julianne is doing her brother. And the idea two men might need a beard isn''t exactly a novel idea on a gay gossip board or in today''s celeb world for that matter.
I can never decide if this photo is indisputable proof that he''s gay (mustache and shirt combo) or indisputable proof that he''s straight (mustache and hair combo).
It looks like he''s wearing a woman''s baby-t. Nice hairstyle.
I just saw his teen bride on TV. I know this is an old thread but seriously....how did he get this girl to beard for him?
r51 - Julianne Hough? Why not? He's rich, famous connected. She's ambitious and probably gets to play as much as she wants on the side.
Simon Cowell is a weird one. He is widely believed to be gay and yet there don't seem to be any actual reports of hook ups or relationships. I read an English forum from time to time and no one seems to have come forward. Mind you, who would want to admit to hooking up with Simon Cowell?
Wedding plans to be announced shortly.
R54 To be followed by annulment based on fraud.
Ryan Seacrest is dating Derek Hough
Right after he dropped his sister!
He dumped her because he finally realised she's NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN!
How sad for Julianne. I love Ryan's hair this season on Idol. I am sure he will never come out but I am very happy he got rid of that awful annoying no talent ugly Mormon girl. That was just sad. Here is probably the most powerful on air celebrity of our generation with a 2 bit dancer??? And he uses his power to get her decent parts and she went nowhere with them. . At least she could've made one decent movie, but noooo. She screwed up all those parts and it must have been an embarrassment for him to show his face with that poor dumb excuse of a woman. I am sure he will get another beard but who could equal the star power that is Mr. Seacrest? And I will tell you that I love Ryan. He is a cute corn fed short white boy that is just too cute.
Both R. Seacrest and D. Hough need to get their lives in order because in another five years, they'll be as ugly as Ty Pennington.