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Simon Cowell

Saves 9

On Sinking Ship

8/31/2012 5:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0831_simon_cowell_akmgsiSimon Cowell's richness is the reason 9 people are safe today ... because he used his yacht as a lifeboat to save 9 people on a sinking ship.

Simon was soaking in the sun with his ex-girlfriend on their mega-boat in St. Tropez when someone on board heard a distress call from a nearby, much-lesser vessel. 

Simon ordered his captain to find the 35-foot boat that was sinking fast. The captain sprung into action and rescued the 9 souls. 

The 35-footer was also saved after the crew on Simon's yacht plugged the hole.

Will Simon now help plug the hole on "American Idol?"

Probably not.

54 COMMENTS

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1.

rick    

Why should he bother saving the titanic of the mother ship? AMERICAN IDOL has lost all of its juice.Its stake.Its old. Put out to tv pasture.Turn it into glue.

751 days ago
2.

Ace    

He was probably hoping to find new talent.

751 days ago
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BlackCloud    

MY MY what glorious chesticles !

751 days ago
4.

furious cupcakes    

Simon of Galilee.

751 days ago
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SittingInJudgement    

Simon Cowell to sinking boat: "That was the worst job of sailing I've ever seen, I'm not sure why you thought you could ever be boat but I'm here to tell you that you won't ever make it in this business"

751 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

Simon you're not a complete as*hole. Im very impressed that you do have a heart. I don't dislike you as much anymore. You go Simon
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Phishie from Philly

751 days ago
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Teresa    

I'm not saying he wouldn't have done it anyway, but it's also a stipulated law. And I wouldn't applaud someone for saving someone else's life - what was the alternative? He saw the sinking ship, snapped a pic, and went about his way? What a hero.

751 days ago
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AmyBee    

Thats a pretty awesome story. Way to go Simon. I've never watched one episode of American Idol, but I've always been a Simon Cowel fan. He seems like a great guy. Smart MFer!

751 days ago
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Seriously    

Awesome

751 days ago
10.

Change 2010    

Very resourceful .Especially saving the sinking ship AFTER saving the passengers.
Simon must find the professionalism of his crew reassuring.

751 days ago
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m    

So, Simon didnt save people, the CPATAIN did. Interesting!

751 days ago
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Laura    

The only way to "plug the hole" on Idol would be to shut it down.

751 days ago
13.

Joey    

Nice Teats Cowell

751 days ago
14.

awesomewave    

Time to invest in a manziere, Mr Cowell.

751 days ago
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Ravenwolf    

ummm he had no choice to rescue those people, it's the law... atleast is most countries it's illegal to ignore a ship in distress if you are within range.
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as for AI, never watched it, could care less.

751 days ago
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