No Paula? No Randy? No Problem!

3/5/2007 2:56 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
On "Idol," people hate on him, but in public, Simon Cowell couldn't be any more loved.

With a giant smile plastered across his face, the "American Idol" truth-teller shook hands and posed for pictures with fans outside paparazzi hangout The Ivy this weekend.

Also out on the town, "Till Death" star Brad Garrett, Hep-A-List chef Wolfgang Puck, Oscar winner Forest Whitaker, Ervin "Magic" Johnson, NBA All-Star Tim Duncan and megastar Stevie Wonder.