Simon and Ryan Go Head to Head in Latest Feud
February 23, 2006
Wednesday night in front of 30 million fans, Simon appeared less than happy after Ryan challenged him to do something other than criticize the contestants.
"I do this for a living," Cowell snapped. "I don't play at it like you."
Ryan and Simon's latest feud is a far cry from the good-natured ribbing we've seen in the past, like when Ryan sat down on the "Extra" set with Dayna Devon and talked about what he called Simon's "man breasts."
"Yes," Ryan admitted. "I believe he needs to go out and buy a bra."
So, what has changed? Could it be that after five seasons together the judges are starting to wear on each other's nerves? This season has been full of explosions, including Simon's breakdown at this year's Las Vegas auditions.
Neither Ryan nor Simon wanted to comment on their blowup, but you can watch the battle continue, every week on "American Idol."