Simon Turns Sweet for Pet Project
August 8, 2006

"Extra" is uncovering a side of Simon Cowell that's sure to shock "American Idol" fans everywhere; it seems Mr. Nasty has a heart after all!

"Extra's" Terri Seymour made the startling discovery while on location in London with stunning model and famed photographer Penny Lancaster.

Sweet Simon and his buddy, a little dog named Buster, posed for Penny as she shot a celebrity calendar for the UK's leading veterinary charity PDSA.

"I like dogs, you know he's a funny little thing," Simon said of Buster.

But Simon quickly snapped back into Mr. Mean when it came to his "American Idol" mates.

Terri asked Simon, "If you had to compare Paula, Randy and Ryan to a dog, which one would you say they emulate?" 

"I think Ryan would be a poodle," Simon stated. "Randy would be a bull dog. And Paula would be something uncontrollable. I don't think that dog exists, funny enough."

And funny enough, Penny revealed that Simon was very easy to work with. "He's obviously used to being in front of the camera, so he's got that smile," Penny said.

Penny was all smiles herself after a reported 3-week bout of the baby blues soon after giving birth to her son, Alistair, with fiancé Rod Stewart.

As for Simon, with "American Idol" landing eight Emmy nominations, he's busy planning his speech. "This year we'll win no question of a doubt," Simon said confidently.

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