Monday, March 26, 2007
Cowell: Couple offered 100K to critique sex
Posted By CNN: 1:02 PM ET
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Hello Anderson, I think you are back in Newyork. Last week programmes were wonderfull. It is very sad that I am going to miss this week several programmes due to my work. Anyway I hope to visit your blog to see new posts. So keep on writing. We like to read them. Bye for now. Take care.
Posted By Anonymous dithesia colombo sri lanka : 1:21 PM ET
The less air time and exposure given to this man, the better it is.

It seems like in every season of "American Idol", some scandal or information surfaces to pique the public interest.

My guess is most are manufactured or intentionally released.
Posted By Anonymous Joseph Kowalski, North Huntingdon, PA : 1:34 PM ET
we'll hope the whole interview with Simon Cowell will be aired because when we watched this episode from 60 minutes it's very short.

regards to all staff and crew of AC360 and to Mr. Anderson Cooper.
Posted By Anonymous Jemillex Bacerdo Chicago, IL. : 1:36 PM ET
I saw the interview on "60 minutes". I like Simon,must of the times. I'm like that,in the sense that I say what's on my mind,BUT, lot less rude!!!
As for the part where he was offered 100K to critique a couple having sex,sadly,it doesn't surprise me.
They have money to waste and/or a sad life.And to think that children are dying from malnutrition. I have a couple of ideas what they could do with their money...
I'll be taping the show 'cause I'll be watching the election in my province.Very thight race so it should more exciting than paying Simon to watch me have sex. Could you imagine the comments if he had accepted the offer??"What the bloody hell is that?" or "How to you intend to do something wiht THAT" or "That was gastly".And we could go on and on.....

Joanne R.
Laval Quebec
Posted By Anonymous Joanne R.Laval QUebec : 2:21 PM ET
I don't watch "American Idol," but I watched the interview on "60 Minutes" and I have heard some of the "winners," so I believe I am qualified to render an opinion about Simon Cowell and what he "does." Let's face it, "American Idol" is nothing more than a glorified "Gong Show" and most of these great "talents" Cowell claims to have discovered amount to little more than canned Muzak singers who interpret other peoples' songs. Cowell is living under the false impression that quantity equals quality. The only quality "American Idol" is providing is to Cowell's quality of life.

No one can fairly compare any of this "talent" to the likes of Springsteen, Bono, Sting, and others of that caliber, because these truly talented musicians write their own music and in most cases play an instrument. Granted there are some very talented singers who do not, but they are in a different league than those "interpreters" on "Idol" whose gimmicky voices I find difficult to tolerate. Even Cowell's pride and joy, Il Divo leave a lot to be desired. They may sound "pleasant," but I don't believe they possess the quality of an Andrea Bocelli, Placido Domingo, or even Josh Groban. It's much like comparing Leonardo Da Vinci to Thomas Kinkade.

Like many other "pretenders," Cowell is a great merchandiser and he has been able to recruit easily manipulated minds to help him promote his agenda of disrespect and cruelty. My assessment may seem excessive to some, but one only has to turn on the news to see that his glorification of cruelty is having an affect on our society.

All I can say about the 100K couple is that they must be highly delusional or enjoy being ridiculed.

Jo Ann
Posted By Anonymous Jo Ann Matese, North Royalton, Ohio : 2:35 PM ET
I just want to say who gives a crap about Simon Cowell! He is so over blown! Everything he does on AI is just for publicity to get people to watch and talk of the show so he can make more money.

And why in the world would someone want him to critique them in bed! He is just so...YUCK!! They must of been absolutely crazy or drugged up.
Posted By Anonymous Cynthia, Covington, Ga. : 2:41 PM ET
Since when did this guy become so news worthy, I loved last wks shows, I hate to admit it but I'm disappointed in 360 for airing this interview again, wasn't the 1st time enough???
Posted By Anonymous Kimberly, NYC, NY : 2:52 PM ET
Anderson,


I viewed the 60 Minutes contribution you did on this frivolous , overpaid and full of himself "Hollywood phony" As I mentioned to you in a previous blog what this guy gets paid is outright "buffonery" . You'd have to have to be brain dead , void of any brain matter to watch this show, what he gets paid for is pure gluttony. There needs to be a change in hollywood. You interviewed him and nothing he said was even thought provoking, again brain dead matter/material, no offense to you Anderson, you did the best you could as it relates to the subject. great to see you on 60 Minutes" !

Maritza
Posted By Anonymous Maritza Munoz San Jose Ca : 3:00 PM ET
My sound is not working my computer so I can not hear the explanation to this headline, but I feel compelled to say something. I hope that there is a rational explanation for the headline. I will be looking tonight!!

I don't know if I truly understand this headline or not, but are you saying that someone actually wanted to pay Simon Cowell, out of all the people in the universe, 100K to critique them having sex just by looking at them -- the same way he critques the singers on American Idol? That is purely the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard in my life. If you need a third person to critique your sexual performance just by looking at you, then something is terribly terribly wrong. I have two words for this headline "TOTALLY PITIFUL." Not for Anderson or for the producers of the interview, but for the people who would actually waste that kind of money on their already poor sexual life. I would not even tell anybody if I needed someone else beside my partner to CRITIQUE my sexual performance. That just needs to stay on the super DL!!

After the profundity and beauty of last week's shows, it is kind of a let down to go back to the regular old celebrity idolization that we always subjected to when real news runs cold. I like the show American Idol. It is a good show that gives young people a real chance of making it as a singer/performer. I don't think that Simon Cowell is a "master critiquer" though. He knows music, that for sure, but he does not know everything. I just think, like I said before, this is just mere celebrity idolization.

Let's get back to the real issues!! I enjoyed last weeks oddysey! It was truly grand. I am glad that Mr. Jeff Corwin is o.k.
Posted By Anonymous Sylvie Grace, Atlanta, Georgia : 3:15 PM ET
I think that is sick and ridiculous.
Posted By Anonymous Jess, Paris, KY : 3:29 PM ET
Saw the interview on 60 Minutes - it was great and nice to see another side of Simon!

Fans of American Idol should check out the funniest recaps on the web by author Linda Sharp at her Don't Get Me Started blog. She writes about all sorts of other topics as well in between shows - HILARIOUS!
http://dontgetmestarted-lindasharp.typepad.com/dont_get_me_started_with_/
Posted By Anonymous Brennan, San Diego, CA : 3:59 PM ET
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