Simon Cowell and Jay Leno by Paul Drinkwater/NBC
We don't mean to be rude, but Simon Cowell got it wrong when he claimed on The Tonight Show that he wasn't at the cover shoot for the Jan. 14 issue of TV Guide. While it's true that Cowell had the flu on the day the magazine was scheduled to snap him and his American Idol cohorts, we canceled the shoot and instead used an outtake from our November 2006 session. And make no mistake: Simon was there. - Bruce Fretts