Simon to Hopeful: Try Hooking Instead

Judge's zingers get nastier
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2009 10:30 AM CST
Simon to Hopeful: Try Hooking Instead
In this Aug. 26, 2008 file photo, "American Idol" judges, from left, Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson arrive at a promotional event for the show in New York.   (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, file)

Simon Cowell is well-known for his zingers on American Idol, but now he’s getting personal. The acerbic judge told one hopeful, clad in what looked to be short-short drapes, "You should be a hooker," the Sun reports, and complained to another, “I hate what you’re wearing.” Another, warbling contestant was told, “That sounded like you were drunk. And not one or two bottles—a whole crate.”
(More American Idol stories.)

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