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Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Sure Simon Cowell's Not From Philly? The American Idol judge's barrage of insults last night almost made the show worth watching. A handful of times, after Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul gushed, he virtually vomited. Some of his snappier lines: “I thought it was a really pimpy, third-rate copy of Earth, Wind, & Fire.” “It was as if I was watching the warm-up for the Chippendales.” “If you hear a scream from a hotel room in Las Vegas that’s where Barry Manilow’s watching the show tonight.” He did heap praise a few times, though. Tonight, four contestants go, leaving 20.