Ellen DeGeneres Dishes on Simon Cowell

Ellen thinks Simon could stand to be a little more sensitive.

Ellen DeGeneres Dishes on Simon Cowell

Ellen thinks Simon could stand to be a little more sensitive.

-Carolyn French

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American Idol newcomer Ellen DeGeneres has opened up to the Wall Street Journal about her desire to be a “brutally honest” judge – in a nice way – and her thoughts on Simon Cowell.

Ellen isn’t quite sure if she has what it takes to be as “nurturing” as ex judge Paula Abdul was, but she hopes to be as encouraging and helpful as possible while critiquing each performance.

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When asked how she feels about Cowell, the funny talk show host didn’t hold back.

“We both like each other and accept one another,” she stated. “At the same time … I think he says things in an insensitive way and I don’t think that’s the way to get a point across. I’ve called him on it to his face … We’ll respectfully disagree sometimes. A lot of times I agree with Simon. I think he’s got a really good eye and he’s a smart guy when it comes to the talent onstage. But he’s mean.”

We still love him though! And we know Ellen secretly does too. Go to PopEater for more on this story. (PopEater)

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