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TV Guide Exclusive: Simon Ridicules Rosie's Idol Rant
Simon Cowell thinks Rosie O'Donnell is bashing American Idol purely to boost her ratings on The View. The daytime talker's cohost teed off on the Fox show Jan. 18, deeming it too mean and describing the Idol judges as "three millionaires, one probably intoxicated" - referring to Paula Abdul's occasionally loopy behavior on the show. Cowell tells TV Guide that the remarks "smacked of, 'I'll have a go at Donald Trump - good for ratings. That died down, so now I'll do American Idol.' Next week it will be, 'I don't like the dresses on Dancing with the Stars.'" For more on this latest celeb-versus-celeb war of words, pick up the Jan. 29 issue of TV Guide. - Reporting by Stephen Battaglio
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