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You Know, I Haven’t Talked Nearly Enough About American Idol This Year

simon cowell and his girlfriend at a party

Though John Travolta (56) and wife, Kelly Preston (47) are having a baby at their ripe old ages, American Idol judge Simon Cowell puts the kibosh to any possible rumors that he’d have children now, or ever. Cowell states that he’s far too old to consider being a papa — he’s 50 — and discusses the decision with Oprah:

“I… you know, I worry about that because of my age. You know, when I was younger, my dad used to play soccer and, you know, games with me and I worry – I worry that if I was 70. it worries me a bit.”

Simon, dude, I think you need to go have a talk with Rod Stewart — yes, the same preternaturally-preserved Rod Stewart that’s still bumping and grinding out kids. You seem like you’d be a super dad and I think you’re just setting yourself up for disappointment. Life happens, man. Don’t rule these things out so fast!

And on a related note, I watched American Idol last night. Normally, I’m a hardcore, die-hard fan, but this year kind of put me off. I was a big Didi Benami fan and once she was voted off, I kind of lost interest. Crystal Bowersox, man, I’ve never been a fan. Never. I think she’s a pretentious little snot that has no room to act so. Ever since Didi got the boot, I’ve been gunning big-time for Lee DeWyze, and not even because I “loooove” him, like many others do — it’s merely because I think he has the biggest chance of knocking the sparse remainder of Crystal’s teeth out Crystal out of the competition indefinitely and claiming the Idol crown for himself.

The show wasn’t bad, I guess. I wasn’t really digging Justin Bieber and gagged a bit when I saw that other greasy, grinding, dancing dude, Travis Garland, who was supposedly hand-picked for fame by hamfaced Perez Hilton (Hilton was said to get him the Idol gig). I might be a little bit older than Garland’s, uh, “target” audience, but man … it was fucking brutal.

I don’t know. I just wasn’t really all that impressed or blown away by anybody this season. It’s probably the reason that my viewing has become sporadic and disengaged — normally I’d know all of the back stories on the contestants by now and all the gossip about them, like, you know, Crystal playing craps with her teeth or Aaron Kelly brushing Casey James’ shiny blonde hair between rehearsals, but I really didn’t care all that much to delve too deeply this year.

But, whatevs. I’m hoping that Lee wins this year … but I’m not sure the Idol Curse is going to allow it. See, since the show started, like, forty years ago, every year the winner has been of a different gender — Kelly Clarkson was the first and it was boy-girl-boy-girl each year after. If the show is rigged history really does repeat itself, Crystal Bowersox will be this year’s American Idol. Ugh.

Yeah, and I’m totally trying out this year … So keep an eye out for me, bitches, and keep it peeled!

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  • I went to high school with Lee (before he went to the alternative school). He is a very nice and genuine person. He was extemely talented, even in high school. I remember him playing Classical Gas in one of my classes, and I was blown away. He’s worked really hard for this and deserves it. Go LEE!

  • here are the winners, in order: kelly clarkson, ruben studdard, fantasia barrino, carrie underwood, taylor hicks, jordin sparks, david cook, kris allen. as you can see there has been a time where two girls won in a row and also a time where two guys won. also, i think lee would really have to screw it up to lose next week. he’s got all the votes from the teenage girls who is probably idol’s biggest demographic.

  • Simon will have kids, for sure. His ego won’t tolerate him exiting this world without leaving some little Cowells in his wake. And of course, he will want “to stud” a boy. He can always hire a manny to play soccer with the kids, and since he’s obsessed by his weight, maybe he’ll just take good enough care of himself to keep moving.

    What is the point of his marrying, unless it’s about kids? Between hookers and long-term girlfriends, he seems to have no problem attracting women.
    And he said that his mother is pressuring him to have kids, so it’s a done deal.