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Simon vs. Ellen - They Don't Idolize Each Other

2/25/2010 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres flat out don't get along, and the tension is building ... this according to multiple "American Idol" sources.



Our insiders say Simon and Ellen aren't even trying to hide it. Ellen can't stand what she believes is Simon's cruelty toward contestants. And, we're told, Simon actually enjoys pissing Ellen off with his blistering critiques.

People working on the show last night tell TMZ ... it was apparent on and off camera ... Simon's tolerance level for the contestants was at an all-time low, and he knew it was making Ellen uncomfortable but clearly didn't care. As one insider put it, "He was intentionally pushing her buttons."

It all started badly when Simon showed up late for Ellen's first week of "A.I." taping and made her wait around. Producers separated the two -- who began the season sitting side-by-side -- but the tension has gotten worse.

But business is business. "A.I." is beating the Olympics, and ratings for Ellen's show skyrocketed last week. In Hollywood, contempt has its upside.



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76.

Mr. BIG    

ELLEN IS ONE OF THOSE ANGRY LESBIANS WHO WANT TO CASTRATE 'A' TYPE MALES while being in command themselves. THE CONTROVERSY on AI is a simple pecking order squabble with the rules twisted TO FAVOR FEMALES with passive aggressivity and accusation of homophobia.

1515 days ago
77.

Lance    

Ellen doesn't know anything about music or singing.

1515 days ago
78.

Julie    

I NO LONGER WATCH THE SHOW EITHER. EVEN THOUGH LESS THAN 10% OF THE POPULATION IS GAY, ALMOST 100% OF TELEVISION SHOWS HAVE GAYS ON THEM. EVEN WHEN THEY ARE NOT QUALIFIED TO BE THERE. IT'S RIDICULOUS AND OBVIOUSLY HOLLYWOOD IS PROMOTING THE GAY AGENDA. SAD.

1515 days ago
79.

DONTDRINK/DRIVE    

Ryan called his Simon a Pretty boy. They love to tease one another and bet they even sleep together. Ellen and Ryan are close friends. Birds of a feather flock together. All 3 are gay. Ryan notices when Simon has on a tight tee shirt, or has an extra button open on his shirts.
He talks to Ellen, as he knows she will never want him, as Kara is more Ellen's type than Simon or Ryan. What man would even touch Ellen?

1515 days ago
80.

R james    

Simon Cowell has become a very rich man by using his expertise in the music business. Every comment he made last night rang true; there were three guys who had a little oomph, the remainder could have gone home to their day jobs. Degeneres is not good in the role as judge and does not appear to have used her $150,000 clothing allowance to any avail. She should be replaced by someone who knows the business and should continue with her own. That she is good at!

1515 days ago
81.

bill    

I see the Christian Gay haters our out in full force against Ellen. Thank God I'm not a Christian. What a miserable, sick group of human beings.

1515 days ago
82.

Donnie    

I like Simon and do not like Ellen. She is out of her league. I don't think I will see the entire season because it is very boreing, I haven't heard anything good and if it is that way next week
I will not watch the show anymore.

1515 days ago
83.

llednez    

Naturally the homophobes are out in full force for this one. No chance for an "open" discussion because their tiny little minds are closed tight and locked. And no imaginary sky fairy has anything to do with the way people are born. Grow up.

1515 days ago
84.

nancy    

Everywhere the "darling lesbian" goes, trouble follows. Did she never watch Idol before accepting the job? Did she really not know that Simon's signature is harsh criticisms? Did she think that her saccharine sweet (and gay, in case you forgot) personality would make Simon change? This is BULLS**T. She is so overrated, by the public and especially by herself. She needs to take all her undeserved money and disappear.

1515 days ago
85.

DONTDRINK/DRIVE    

Ellen a judge on AI...she needs to close those big ugly eyes, and get some talent for herself and go back to being a worthless butch.
That dye hair of hers, she must get her hair cut at "Who Cares"! lol
She and Simon need some decent clothes to wear. Ellen is always in man's clothing. She must shop at the "Men's Warehouse" ...Can't stand her.

1515 days ago
86.

John Wayne    

Ellen is nice & funny? Yeah she's funny looking but that's because she wants to look like a man? Would YOU let her date your daughter? She prostituted her queerness to greater heights like a show of her own and it speaks to the depravity of this nation that we allow this to continue? I don't watch idol but with her there I'll find a good book if neccessary before I watch the program but I think they shoud give her a mike and a closet door to stand behind and see if she's still funny? Right now she just makes me sick to my stomach and I can only hope her sick way of life drags her down with it!

1515 days ago
87.

SndncZeet    


What man would even touch Ellen?
Posted at 3:46PM on Feb 25th 2010 by Lauren

>>>>>>>>
And what man would Ellen touch? I'm sure you're just jealous because no man will touch you.

1515 days ago
88.

Thomas McCart    

I think that they need to kick Ellan off the show.She doese not know she is doing.She is bad for the show.

1515 days ago
89.

DONTDRINK/DRIVE    

Simon vs Ellen ...Who is the man, or is the woman? Simple Simon is the woman and Ellen is nothing but a freak. Ryan is the only gay one out of the three who is a little woman himself.

1515 days ago
90.

Zoey    

Ok godblshu, just because someone is bi, gay, or whatever they happen to be doesn't mean they are a bad person in any way, shape, or form and should NOT be boycotted about it. The bible might say that, but god loves all of his children and should forgive them all. And it might happen to be a sin but you probably have sined plenty of times in your life as we all do. You should judge a person by there personality NOT because they happen to like the same sex. For one, I AM a Catholic and believe in my religon and as i have heard, god forgives ALL of his children and loves them all equally!

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