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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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91.

joe    

I love all these religious nuts. More cruelty and damage has been done in the name of religon than any other thing. Hell, the catholic church actually JAILED galileo because he said the world was round. Thanfully we avoided Sarah ( i belive the earth is only 5000 years old) Palin a heart beats away from the presidency. I dont have gays coming to my front door preaching but I sure get the religous wackos trying to shove their beliefs down my throat. I'd sure rather have Ellen as a friend over some of these straight whack jobs like Elliot Spitzer, Newt Gingrich, Mark Sanford, and countless others who cheated on their wives.

1598 days ago
92.

Redleg    

Surprised that Ellen got that many votes, had no idea that you had that many Lezzies in your listening audience.

1598 days ago
93.

dede4007    

I've ALSO STOPPED WATCHING BECAUSE OF ELLEN. She clearly DOES NOT KNOW ANYTHING about judging music and singing. Just having her on because she is a "celebrity" is a HORRIBLE INJUSTICE.
GET HER OFF THE SHOW, and/or put her on another show if the networks keep insisting that she HAS TO be on television, and get A REAL JUDGE.

1598 days ago
94.

tam    

To Mayrillah,

God is everywhere and you can see Him with an open mind and faith. He created heaven and earth. He is clearly seen in creation, just look out your window and look at the trees, birds, squirrels, sun, moon and stars at night. As for you saying where is he when 911 happened evil men caused that to happen. When children dies that is because of Adam the first man who disobeyed God in garden of eden and caused death to passed on to every man. It is not God that caused this. God helps people all the time when he wakes them up in the mornings. He spare lives on the dangerous roads and biways. He gives peace to troubled minds. He heal bodies when sick. We need to stop putting everything bad on God because evil man cause bad things to happen to themselves. Take responsibility for your actions. It is easy for most people to put it on God. He does allow many things to happen for a reason that is not understandable to man but he is still in control. If He wasn't the world would be worse than what it is now. He brings judgement when man refuse to obey Him and seek Him.

As far as the gay issue. The Bible clearly speaks against homosexuality in the Old and New Testament.
Jesus says clearly, when the men wanted to stone the woman who was caught in adultery He who is without sin cast the first stone. Yes He said this but His ending words was GO AND SIN NO MORE. Stop justifying your sins and making excuses for homosexuality or any other sins and GO AND SIN NO MORE.

1598 days ago
95.

Ruth    

WHEN I STOP WATCHING THE SHOP THAT I REALLY ADORE WILL BE THE FIRST DAY HOWARD STERN STEPS ON THE STAGE. HE IS AN INSULT TO WOMEN, FILTHY MOUTH, STUPID EXCUSE FOR A MAN.

1598 days ago
96.

mark    

i dont know why she is even there she has no musical back round infact her talent level leaves a lot to be desired infact if she wasent a carpet muncher she probobly wouldent even be on tv i wont watch idol while she is cluttering up the screen

1598 days ago
97.

Lisa    

first off godblshu is a moron with no life, he or she should just go stick their head in the oven if they can get it out of their ass. Next, I happen to like both Simon and Ellen for obviously different reasons. I think after this year the show is over anyway, so whoever replaced Paula never really will get a fair shake.

1598 days ago
98.

Ruth    

I do not believe for one minute that Ellen and Simon do not get along. I think they just like bantering with each other. I love the show with Ellen and Simon. They are great and Ellen brings an edge that identifies with us at home. Now Kara on the other hand, seems like a parrot to me. She never has her own comments but a bit of everyone elses and this is not the Kara show, so she doesn't need to go on and on so much. A couple of words and move on....just my opinion..I love the show

1598 days ago
99.

brenda    

godblshu, YOU ARE SUPPOSE TO BELIVE IN GOD. I DON'T THINK GOD WOULD CARE FOR ANYONE WHO IS SMALL MINDED AND A BIGGOT. THE GOD I KNOW THEACHES TO LOVE THY FELLOW MAN, WHATEVER THE DIFFERENCES. I ALSO BELIVE THAT GOD MAKES PEOPLE WHO THEY ARE, AND GOD MADE GAY PEOPLE TO BE WHO THEY ARE JUST LIKE HE MADE ME TO BE WHO I AM. SO I THINK IF YOU ARE GOING TO CRITIZE ANYONE YOU SHOULD LOOK INWARD AND SEE IF YOU ARE REALLY A GOD LOVING CHRISTAN, BECAUSE I DON'T THINK YOU ARE.

1598 days ago
100.

meow1755    

godblshu; g, please take the plank out of your own eyes first and please learn what the bible actually says about sin, ok. so here u are saying God is against homosexual lifestyle which he is, but here u are on here talking about your loving to watch simone who is also sinning against God by going around sleeping with all these women and not married. to God, sin is sin, u cant differenciate between which sin u choose to tolerate, all is sin, most of everything on tv is showing sin, so u must not watch anything much.

1598 days ago
101.

Laughing    

All you bible-thumpers are hilarious with your following the Jewish created God and his rules. Nothing against Jews; just amazed that so many sheeple would follow the fairy tales of one religion and yet poke fun at astology, numerology, god/goddesses worshipping, etc. It's all the same, folks - wishful thinking.

BTW, love Ellen to death and am glad that she represents the lesbian world so well. Maybe so of you need to get it on with a member of your sex - prolly what's wrong with a lot of yas - sexually frustrated.

1598 days ago
102.

oncedevoted    

sorry to say but after 9 seasons, it's over. the talent this year is really sub-par compared to some of the previous years. ellen really doesn't add anything other than "niceities(sic). Did anyone notice how she had nothing but nice things to say about the girls and the opposite for the boys? Hmmmmm! Kara had to choose her words very carefully before talking so it seemed that she was trying to walk a fine line between Simon and Ellen, sort of a switzerland of music. I finally switched off after the 9th singer, the fitness trainer. He's not a star, in fact if we dont watch another episode until the final night we will probably see the white haired girl and the dreadlock mom be the 2 left standing without having to suffer thru the bad performances each week. Simon was really not any more or less real than other years, just being painfully honest which these kids need at this juncture. My big dissappointment is these 24 are the ones the judges picked, they should have done a better job. there were a lot of talented kids not put thru.

1598 days ago
103.

Robb    

REGARDING HATEFUL, HOMOPHOBIC, IGNORANT, AND SELF RIGHTEOUS COMMENTS BY GODBLY OR WHATEVER THE HELL YOUR NAME IS..... HOW DARE YOU CALL YOURSELF A CHRISTIAN WHEN YOU HAVE TIME TO POST SUCH HATEFUL CRAP... IF YOU'R SO GD CONCERNED, GO OUT AND DO SOMETHING USEFUL, GO TEACH SOMEONE TO READ, VISIT SICK KIDS IN A HOSPITAL, MENTOR, AND ABOVE ALL, GET A LIFE !! OBVIOUSLY YOU NEED ONE.. RIGHT WEEK ZELOTS LIKE YOURSELF ARE NO DIFFERENT THAT THOSE BLOWING THEMSELVES UP "IN THE NAME OF GOD" YOUR KIND IS DANGEROUS.. !!! AN IF YOU THINK YOUR GOD IS COOL WITH THAT... HONEY YOU'RE IN FOR A BIG SURPRISE !

1598 days ago
104.

sephin    

godblshu: so if homosexuality in the bible is banned, then I guess we cannot eat shellfish, or shave or.......just pick one of the "things" society cannot do according to the bible. It is fascinating that hypocrits like you just pick ONE thing in the bible to obey and get on your soapbox about. You just prove how incredible stupid and ignorant you are. Homosexuality has been around since man began walking the earth. It is abundantly present in nature. If you would have paid attention when you attended school you would know this. Gay people will not simply go away because you don't aprove of the people they are. If that were the case, religious zealots, like you, would have faded from the earth ions ago.

1598 days ago
105.

Ms. LindaMarie    

EVERYONE knows how Simon IS.......so....Ellen needs to get over it and not let it get to her.... just be the balance or get back to your own show. Enough said!

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