In Simon Cowell’s new book, ‘I Don’t Mean to Be Rude, But … Idol Backstage Gossip and the Secrets that Can Make You a Star’, the ‘American Idol’ judge weighs in on the success of Jennifer Lopez and her ex-boyfriend Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs, suggesting a large preference for J.Lo. He writes, “In today’s celebrity-obsessed world, every youngster wants to be famous. Who wouldn’t? The crazy excesses of stars like J.Lo and P. Diddy make for fascinating reading and inspire thousands of would-be pop stars to run out and hire a voice coach. J.Lo, in particular, embodies the American Dream: Her rags-to-riches story proves that anyone can do great things with hard work, talent, and a little luck. With charisma, charm, and that elusive X Factor, J.Lo has been able to achieve unparalleled success in both her singing and acting careers (‘Gigli’ aside). And anyone who can make light of herself by saying, ‘You can serve coffee using my rear as a ledge’ is fine by me. If you are an aspiring P. Diddy, however, you should remember that you won’t just have to buy nice suits. You’ll also have to see to it that your initials are sewn onto every sheet, pillowcase, and white suede chair that adorns your home. Sad.” Read an excerpt from the book here.
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