American Idol judges Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Paula Abdul stopped by the Howard Stern show this morning to plug tonight’s season debut. Howard gave Randy a tough time for how he always says ”You’re doing your thing man” and also repeats the contestants names three times. Paula managed to show up despite her cold. Robin said she saw Simon on MTV’s ‘Cribs’ and figured that he had to put the woman he had with him on the show to get her to stay with him. Simon told Robin that was true.
Simon Cowell Previews Tonight’s ‘American Idol’
January 21, 2003 – ‘American Idol’ judge Simon Cowell was on Extra TV Tuesday ahead of tonight’s premiere of season two. Simon says, “Fifty-thousand people turn up and 49,900 of them are useless and they all think they’re brilliant.” They also give Simon a hard time for his unbuttoned shirt during his TV appearances this week.
Christina Christian Gets A Boost From Simon Cowell
January 21, 2003 – TV Guide Online spoke with Christina Christian for her thoughts on American Idol, and what her future holds. Asked if Simon Cowell – who had an obvious soft spot for this 21-year-old crooner – offer her a helping hand, she admits, “He’ll be involved with my career. He works really closely with Simon Fuller, who is my manager, and [19 Entertainment], the recording company that I’m signed with. So he’s very much involved.”
Simon Cowell Learns To Deal With TV Seeking Goofsters
January 21, 2003 – Simon Cowell tells the New York Post that he was ready for goofsters going to auditions just so they could make fools of themselves and get on national TV for a second season of ‘American Idol’. “One guy came in and he just had a look on his face and I knew what he was up to,” says Cowell. “He did this terrible audition, looked at me in anticipation and I said, ‘Actually, you’re very good.’ He went, ‘What?!’ I said, ‘I don’t think you understand. You actually have a talent.’ He said, ‘Are you serious?’ I said, ‘I’m totally serious. I don’t know why you’re playing the fool because you’re very, very good and I think you have a career.'” Cowell laughs. “He was completely and utterly stumped.”