Simon Takes on the Princesses
After serving as a guest judge
on "American Idol," our Mark McGrath
is thankful he never had to sing in front of Judge
Dread -- but some of Mark's music contemporaries
haven't been so lucky, as we get Simon Cowell's
verdict on today's biggest pop stars.
Let's start with teen queen Hilary Duff, who rose to
fame playing Lizzie McGuire. "I like her,"
Simon admitted. "I can see her appeal. She's the
girl next door, isn't she? Every young girl wants to
Next up, Lindsay Lohan: "Same thing,"
Cowell stated. "It's exactly the same thing."
But Beyoncé Knowles is another story. It's
been reported that Simon is not a fan of her voice
and her sexy image is lost on him.
But it seems that two blonde superstars have caught
Simon's eye. "I was a fan of Britney's early
records," Cowell said of Spears. "When
I see her doing the whole Madonna thing, it's
rather like watching if I had a little sister,
her put on makeup for the first time. You sort
of go 'don't!'"
Simon's other pop star favorite is Jessica Simpson.
"I have a certain respect for Jessica, because
Jessica is like an ambitious wolf," Simon
said. "She is so on it, in terms of her career,
and I think you need that."
So there you have it, TV's toughest judge and
his verdict on America's proven idols.