Simon Cowell Gets Mistaken For Similarly Named Gay Actor

The Mirror reports Americans are having trouble working out the difference between American Idol judge Simon Cowell and gay actor Simon Callow. An industry insider said, “Simon Cowell has been getting tons of letters from fans asking if he is the same Simon who played Hugh Grant’s camp sidekick in ‘Four Weddings And A Funeral’.”

EW Takes Shots At Britney Spears, J.Lo, Shakira, American Idol

January 2, 2003 – Contributed by elgato1019_1: Entertainment Weekly has made a few New Years resolutions of its own for the music biz. They consist of: “We’ll get our vision checked, since we’ve spent the last few years straining to read the way-way-teeny print in CD booklets… We won’t laugh too derisively when Britney Spears inevitably makes herself over as a Pink-influenced ‘rocker.’… We will lay off easy targets like aging boy-band members and focus our attention on worthier objects to ridicule: the forthcoming albums by all those ‘American Idol’ finalists… We’ll give Shakira the benefit of the doubt that she has something legit to offer and isn’t simply the most careerist belly dancer the world has known… We won’t spend any more time wondering why 12 people are credited with writing Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Jenny From the Block.’ (Was rhyming ‘told ya’ and ‘Oprah’ so hard?)… We also won’t make cruel, insensitive jokes about her gushy ‘Dear Ben’ should their marriage plans not pan out. On second thought…”

Simon Cowell’s House Robbed After TV Appearance

December 23, 2002 – The Sunday People reports Simon Cowell had £10,000 worth of video cameras and computers stolen from his home – just two days after showing off the goodies to TV viewers on the GMTV breakfast show. “These men had clearly been watching the show and knew there was building work in progress,” a pal revealed. “They must also have seen there were a lot of expensive portable items. I don’t think Simon will be letting TV cameras in his house again.”

Brian Dunkleman Has A Dream To Be An Actor

December 14, 2002 – Access Hollywood caught up with Brian Dunkleman who says “speculation’s been ridiculous” regarding his not being involved in American Idol’s second season. “My dream is to be an actor, or the best actor that I can be,” he said. “That’s what I’m going to pursue.” He joked that he and Ryan Seacrest were “fighting over the hair gel” backstage during the show. As for judges Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell, he says “that was real” adding, “[Simon] says there’s sexual tension there. But the only person that Simon is really attracted to is himself.”

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