Ellen DeGeneres and Simon Cowell Totally Hate Each Other

Do you miss the constant bickering between Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul on this season of American Idol? Well then, you’re in luck. Cuz Simon’s got a new enemy on the front lines — none other than the newest judge, Ellen DeGeneres.

So, what’s the scoop?

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.

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.

Umm, wait… did Ellen just realize that Simon was mean towards the constestant? That’s not exactly new information. But it does seem that he is a little more bitter this year, doesn’t it? Perhaps Ellen should get a pill popping addiction or something.

Readers, what do you think? Are they really fueding…or is this just a clever stunt to get more viewers tuning in? Share your thoughts in the comment section!

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