Simon Cowell, that rascal. He freely admitted to the Huffington Post that his company leaked out names of anybody they’ve actually talked to e.g. Nicki Minaj, Jessica Simpson and of course, Paula Abdul. And he raved about his first pick L.A. Reid, of course.
The media have got it because our company leaks any information — if we meet anybody, the whole world knows about it. But I don’t have a problem with that.
And what does he think of Rebecca Black, whose song “Friday” has become a viral sensation the past few days. (Yes, watch it, listen to the lyrics and the auto-tuning and you’ll be amused to. And the song will wedge itself in your brain forever.) In about a week, it has drawn 35 million views on YouTube and 250,000 comments.
Cowell: I wish her all the success in the world, this girl. She hasn’t done anything wrong. She posted her song on the internet, people reacted to it very quickly, they either liked it or hated it, but for her, I’d call that a high class problem. I mean, she’s going to be at a hundred million views by the end of the week. That’s the world you live in now, people have got opinions. And I think when you’re in a situation where you polarize people, I think sometimes, that’s when you become hug.
It’s a great interview. Definitely read it.