Sassy Idol Wannabe Killed in Hit-and-Run

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jul 26, 2009 7:01 AM CDT

(Newser) – A feisty former American Idol contestant who boldly lashed out at Simon Cowell has been killed in a hit-and-run accident in a Jersey seaside resort, reports the New York Daily News. Alexis Cohen, known to TV viewers as "Glitter Girl" because of the glitter she wore during an Idol song, was found crumpled along a roadway in Seaside Heights. "It appeared she sustained multiple injuries as a result of a motor vehicle hitting her and leaving the scene," said a police official.

When Cowell dissed Cohen's performance last year she angrily responded: "Excuse me. You sir, suck." She then flashed her middle finger and added: "Simon, if I could legally moon you, I would." Cowell slammed her again this year when she returned to sing. She smiled politely—then flipped him the bird. Cohen vowed at her first audition that she would "rock the world; I'm going to show you guys that I can be victorious. I'll make it one day."