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Simon Is Not Nigel's Bitch

3/22/2007 7:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nigel and SimonSimon Cowell does not get his best lines from Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe.

Star magazine reported in its current issue that Lythgoe "watches the rehearsals and writes notes on who Simon should make snarky remarks about."

TMZ spoke with Nigel today, who says it's a bunch of baloney. "I don't make notes," Lythgoe says, adding, "Simon keeps to himself in his trailer before the show with a feed, so he can listen to the music."

Lythgoe also told TMZ that none of the banter between Ryan and Simon is scripted -- "If I would have written any of that it would have been a lot funnier, to be frank." Lythgoe also said: "I wouldn't have kept this gay angst going for so long. They would have both come out by now in my story."

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Rachel    

What does Amy Sedaris have to do with this story? Um, I guess that her brother is gay? Free association: Hey, I've heard of other gay people! Deep thinking here. Reread the story anyway. Lythgoe isn't saying they're gay. He's saying that if he wrote a script it would be more interesting than what's been on the show so far--he'd have them both gay and coming out. He didn't say they were both gay and need to come out, only that if he were making up a plot having them both gay and coming out would be a more lurid, soap-opera style plot.

As for "body movements" proving someone's gay--isn't that a little reductive? As in: All gay men have the same body movements. Please.

2669 days ago
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schandra banks    

Simon Cowell , Most people want to crucifi him .
I want to praise him. Life is life we all live it and breath it. Sugar coating it is just a waste of time. You either have it or you don't . Don't waste your breath if you don't .
I am just as harsh as Simon is and have no time for bs in between. Simon is great he has a heart when needed and blunt and to the point when needed.
Simon may be harsh but if you pay attention he most times tells the contestants on idol what they did wrong and what he expects next time.
Basically telling them to put up or dont' waste his time. When you have listened to music as much as simon then just do what he asks he knows what is needed to win...
Simon you are great don't change a thing.

2649 days ago
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