Simon Cowell is an odd man, GQ magazine decides in a very GQ-ish profile.
Sure, he prides himself for his mainstream tastes which may be why he’s so successful. And as we all know, he was really bored by “Idol” in its final years but he was financially obligated to pocket the tens of millions “Idol” was paying him to be Simon, the judge. But the writer has more fun picking apart Cowell’s habits. And it’s a good read, perhaps just as good as a vitamin drip!
- He has the same breakfast every day. “Hot water with lemon. Then papaya juice with lime. (”Tastes delicious, looks great,” he rhapsodizes. “It looks fantastic when it’s brought in in the morning. It’s just the best-looking thing in the world.”) Then oatmeal. Then tea. Then three different smoothies—a spinach smoothie,11 an antioxidant smoothie,22 and a super smoothie with seven fruits.”
- He watches old-school cartoons such as “The Flintstones” and “The Jetsons” in the morning, not the news.
- He is supposed a health nut who smokes and won’t stop.
- As if this somehow compensates for all the nasty stuff in his lungs from the smoking: “Each week, Cowell has an intravenous drip with B12, magnesium, vitamin C, and, he says, ’something for your liver.’ “