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Simon Cowell Trashes Bob Dylan

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Come on, Simon, we were just willing to give you a break after listening to Paula Abdul sing your praises.
Simon Cowell Trashes Bob Dylan

But now the Idol judge has come out with a snub that will have Bob Dylan fans blowin' in the wind with rage: he likes Kelly Clarkson better than the singing legend.

"Do I prefer Kelly Clarkson's music to Bob Dylan's? Yes. I've never bought a Dylan record. A singing poet? It just bores me to tears," Cowell tells February's Playboy.

The straight-shooting American Idol judge adds: "I've got to tell you, if I had 10 Dylans in the final of American Idol, we would not be getting 30 million viewers a week. I don't believe the Bob Dylans of this world would make American Idol a better show."

The 47-year-old Brit, who begins his sixth season Tuesday with the smash Fox talent contest that made Clarkson a winner in 2002, says he knows a lot of people think he's a big jerk for his acerbic, in-your-face opinions - and admits they may be right.

"Based on public opinion, yeah, I am. If half the people think I'm a [bleep]hole, then I'm half a [bleep]hole."

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Este es un macaco. Nunca lo he visto ni oido cantar. Muy soberbio el pibe, aparte no sabe de lo que habla...Bob Dylan?...hasta en el Olimpo lo conocen...justamente por lo que ha hecho. Simon Cowel?...que clase de macaco es?, sabe que es el Olimpo?...pues...alli nadie le conoce

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bob dylan is the best song writer EVER!!!!!
of course if you do not know anything about music, you'd be scared too.

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please tell me how simon cowell can compare kelly clarkson to bob dylan
simon cowell gets a huge house and shitloads of money for telling people that they either bad or good at singing.
bob dylan is a legend and should definetly not be compared to kelly clarkson. bd has done something for music while kc what has she done? watch this:
bob dylan had something to sya back then, kelly and simon just bore me to tears you fucwits.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

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I think that what you say to people is hurtful, and you souldn't even be a judge for american idol just to hurt peoples feelings. I always thought that american idol was to judge people by there singing, not their looks. If you wanted to be a judge for peoples looks, than you sould try for a peoples looks contest. You are a hurtful man to jugde peoples looks, and not their singing.