Hey Simon, Is Ryan Gay?!

3/21/2008 5:05 PM PDT
Simon Cowell was completely surrounded by paps and fans outside the Ivy yesterday -- and they didn't hold back with the awkward questions.

Photogs shouted questions about Seacrest's sexuality, Paula's kissability and his own chest hair. Despite the papstorm, Simon made a point to bring up Seal's "freak out" at TMZ's photog earlier this week -- calling it "very funny."