You know, in retrospect, I should've been nicer to the American Idol host in my live Emmy telecast blog, because there was no way Judge Dread was gonna have a kind word to say about his performance even if he'd been Ellen-caliber great. "There were a few uncomfortable moments," Cowell tells Extra. "We were expecting a two, so I'm going to give him a two and a half. So he did better than expected." Come on, dude. Just for once, be a human, huh? I know it's your job to be a prick on Idol, but in real life, just once in a blue moon, show the world you aren't actually a nasty-ass machine.