Simon Cowell says Paula Abdul totally wanted to hook up
Remember how Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul used to fight on American Idol all the time? Well, according to Cowell, that's because of all the "sexual tension ... on her part." A gentleman never tells, Simon.
Actually, there's nothing much to tell: "I mean, the truth was, on the first two seasons, we couldn't travel on the same plane together. We really disliked each other that much," Simon told Barbara Walters on this week's 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011. But while he said there was "a million percent" chance Paula wanted a roll in the hay, Cowell eventually demurred -- and not just because he was saving himself for fiancee Mezhgan Hussainy.
"I considered it, but then I thought, 'I don't think the after would be as good as the before.' I'd let her stay for a few hours, but then it would have to be goodnight," he said as a joke (sorta). Boy, that's funny, Simon. So funny, Paula is probably somewhere on the X Factor set right now crying and holding her little mini Cowell action figure. You know, the one with the white t-shirt and the Bugatti Veyron action vehicle.
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