Sharon Osbourne attacks her 'AGT' boss Simon Cowell
Like many people, Sharon Osbourne is spitting mad at her boss. Unlike many people, she happens to have a boss named Simon Cowell.
In Tuesday's episode of CBS' "The Talk," Osbourne went off on Cowell because an upcoming biography suggests that she left the British version of "The X Factor" because of his romance with ex-judge Danii Minogue. Osbourne admits she disliked Minogue, but said Cowell's alleged dalliance with the comely singer-actress had nothing to do with Osbourne's exit.
"He doesn't really like me," Osbourne said on "The Talk." "So why bring me into your book? I don't want to be in your book. I don't want to know about your fiddling with this one and that one."
The complication is that Cowell is Osbourne's boss on "America's Got Talent," NBC's summer hit. "I work for him," she told viewers. "He'll probably fire me now .... Nobody leaves Simon. He fires you."
The odds of Osbourne's getting canned might have been improved when she added that Cowell suffered from "small-penis syndrome," which led him to crave attention and power as a compensation for his limitations elsewhere. The crowd at "The Talk" seemed both scandalized and delighted by this theory.
Then again, if Cowell craves attention as much as Osbourne claims, she might be in line for a big raise after this outburst. Show Tracker texted Cowell for a response but heard nothing back immediately.
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Photo: Sharon Osbourne has some choice words about Simon Cowell. Credit: Kirk McCoy / Los Angeles Times