Simon Cowell: I've thought about hooking up with Paula
August 24th, 2011
11:03 AM ET

Simon Cowell: I've thought about hooking up with Paula

Wheaties claims to be the breakfast of champions, but for Simon Cowell, a winning day starts like this: papaya juice with lime, tea, oatmeal, and three different smoothies (spinach, a seven fruit blend and one filled with antioxidants).

Every day of the week, for the past five years, this is what he has....while watching "The Flintstones" and "The Jetsons," he tells GQ in an interview that tries to take a look at the man behind the "Idol" and "X Factor" personas.

Cowell's routine is so strict, that he won't even interrupt his regular intravenous drip of B-12, magnesium, vitamin C, and a little something for his liver. If he's working, he gets hooked up for the half-hour treatment anyway.

"Even when I'm having a viewing session with producers," the 51-year-old says, "she just sticks a needle in me and we carry on doing whatever we're doing."

Cowell swears by the weekly process, and says that he's been touting the vitamin drip to everyone he knows.

"Everyone I've recommended it to, they've absolutely loved it. It sounds odd, but when you have it, it is fantastic...One girl came down and actually had two orgasms during the treatment," he recalled.

You see, Cowell is a man who thinks about longevity, which for him includes considering going for a deep freeze after his death.

"It's an insurance policy. If it doesn't work, it doesn't work," he says. "If it does work, I'll be happy. If it's possible, and I think it will be, why not have a second crack? Does that sound crazy? I think it's a good idea."

Besides, he goes on, "I have a feeling if I don't do it now, I could regret this in 300 years' time."

When he's not getting hooked up to an IV of B-12, the "X Factor" producer and judge teases his former "Idol" and now "X Factor" co-star Paula Abdul with the idea of the two of them getting to know each other more intimately.

"I've thought about it," he tells GQ. "Only if we came to a pact that there is zero conversation afterwards."

Filed under: Celebrities • Simon Cowell • X Factor

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  1. Urban

    bez ogródek, że tego co wyprawiają na arenach międzynarodowych. Dostajemy po dupsku w każdej dyscyplinie i nie jest istotne czy gramy w piłkę nożną, siatkę czy kosza we wszystkim gonimy ogony i nie jesteśmy, Jest to dołujące i mam w tym momencie tego dosyć. Brakuje mi aktualnie wielkich nazwisk i osobowości w naszym sporcie. Zastanawia mnie kiedy to się zmieni. Przepraszam pesymistyczny, jestem niesłychanie rozgoryczony. w tej dekadzie.

    September 1, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Lily

    Anyone who talks crap, you have no idea who Paula is in real life and what she's been through so really you have no room to judge. She's the one that's making megabucks, not you. lol

    I think Simon and Paula would make a lovely couple. Those new snaps of her sitting on his lap and them holding hands are adorable! I thought Simon was engaged? 😉 I think Paula's the reason he's not. They look so comfortable with eachother.

    August 27, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. r

    They should add some common sense to that IV drip.

    August 25, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. 2honest


    August 25, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. V. P.

    To this healdline I say really, who cares.

    August 25, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jimmy

    Paula is hot – I'd defnitely hook up with her. I agree about the no conversation afterwards though. She talks way too much. The best way to keep her quite is to stick something in her mouth.

    August 25, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. jd

    HAHA Mark in nyc! Too funny!

    August 25, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  8. mark in nyc

    but opted for seacrest instead

    August 25, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Marc

    I always thought Simon was gay. He really should come out of the closet. Enough, already.

    August 25, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Maude

    This man is gods gift to America. A true Anglophone. We all know hollywood is run by the "other type". American
    women should worship this man and make love to him in thier minds.

    August 25, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  11. HockeyMinny

    I thought about hooking up with Margaret Thatcher... but she likes to kiss and tell. Then I thought about hooking up with Betty Rubbel but she doesn't drive.

    August 25, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  12. rtbrno65

    So why exactly is he pumping all this crap into himself? Oh yeah, because he has loads of money and nothing to spend it on...

    August 25, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  13. scribble


    August 25, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Babak from LA

    Sounds like a personal issue to me....

    August 25, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  15. JRB

    I have heard he has quite a smoking habit. Why take vitamins and minerals IV if you're going to smoke? Seems rather stupid....

    August 25, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  16. jayman419

    Cryopreservation seems rather silly at this stage. The human body is still mostly water.

    Even if they use antifreeze and lower the temperature slowly, in most cases there is still irreparable damage done to cells and tissue, especially inside the brain... really the one organ that they are trying hardest to preserve.

    August 25, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fred Evil

      It may be irreperable now, but maybe 2-300 years from now...?
      Heck, 50 years ago, landing on the moon sounded insane.

      August 25, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dean

      @Fred Evil – please think before posting. Irreparable means irreparable. Freezing actually bursts the cell membrane. They need to somehow introduce some form of antifreeze (some animals have it) – but freezing before that would preclude revival later, for aforementioned reasons.

      August 25, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Pete

    Gross...I can only imagine the amount of "Fromunda Cheese"...OOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHH GGGRRRROOOSSS!

    August 25, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  18. erich2112x

    I considered watching a spin-off.

    August 25, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Rick

    Hooking up with Paula only requires a few martinis.

    August 25, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Ugh

    3 words: Narcissistic Personality Disorder

    August 25, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Melanie

    He will go through about 5 livers in his lifetime... (or, did you ALREADY go through 5? Is that the extra care for your liver that you need?)

    August 25, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  22. mehh


    August 25, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  23. yeah right

    He thought about it.... for about two seconds until he remembered that with his cash and clout he can land 20 year old super foxes every night of the week.

    August 25, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Johnny

    He is one UGLY mongloid-looking dude.

    August 25, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Bruce

    what an ego! Two narcissists side by side, now that is worth changing channels.

    August 25, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Edwoodjr

    What an @$$.

    August 25, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Edwin

    If I were fortunate enough to make the beast with 2 backs with Paula, she could talk as much as she wanted to afterwards.

    August 25, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  28. Richard Fore

    Paul can go Straight Up on my skin flute.

    August 25, 2011 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
    • BRBSanDiego

      Ricky 4 – I am glad your boyfriend is Paul. He must really be impressed with your three inch flute.l

      August 25, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  29. GregHaus

    Can you blame him? Paula's hot.

    August 25, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  30. sockpuppet

    wow, he must be pi s s ing like a race horse all day long

    August 25, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  31. Melissa

    Wow, you people are big babies. I find Cowell amusing. As for the drip, he's also a Hollywood star which by definition makes him really weird. Its not the weirdest thing we've seen come out of stupid Hollywood people.

    August 25, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  32. peacemonger

    can you say drip? here's another one..."second crack"? how about on crack? ha ha

    August 24, 2011 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  33. FIX IN TX

    @fernace & MoonDancer~ well said! And a great day to you both! @HappyCow ~ mmooooooo to you & happy grazing!

    August 24, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  34. fernace

    I always knew Simon was nuts & this interview proves it! He's too good for a vitamin pill like the rest of us mortals....oh I forgot he's not mortal, he's Freezing himself, so future audiences have to put up with his inane banter!!

    August 24, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Happy Cow

    ; ) Thanks Moondancer ! We hope your day is going super good ! : ) mooooo : )

    August 24, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  36. James

    only women watch his crap shows and listen to the worthless music he continues to shove in our faces. He has ruined the music industry with this crap. Although you can blame women and teenage girls for living so far in the matrix and being brainwashed by crap like his shows and the real housewives.

    August 24, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • peacemonger

      key words would be worthless and crap

      August 24, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean

      No, the music industry destroyed the music industry. By their attempt to fight the future of music (mp3) and sueing the very people that give them money and supported them for so many years.

      August 25, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Anomic Office Drone

    At least he likes nice cars.

    August 24, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  38. jujubeans

    for someone so obsessed with his health, why doesn't he work out. Those scrawney arms sticking out of his black t-shirts!

    August 24, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  39. ann

    Simon & Paula have an amazing chemisty. They would make a great couple. looking forward to watching x factor.

    August 24, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • BRBSanDiego

      Ann – you need to get laid. You are projecting your own miserable TV life into reality for yourself. You seriously need some counseling. Yeah, I would do Paula.

      August 25, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  40. MoonDancer

    The words pompous a$$ comes into mind! Have good day everyone! Happy grazin', Happy Cow!

    August 24, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Richard Fore

      @MoonDancer, its easy to tell who's being a troll and who's jealous. You fall into the later category. Here is an example of how to troll it.

      Simon is a moron, that stuff doesnt work, lhe looks way older than he did back when American Idol started, the turd.

      August 25, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  41. olive

    Cowell can take his shows and go strait to hell.

    August 24, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  42. jillmarie

    How different- kudos to him for keeping up his healthy regime. He really does look great! He and Paula would be great together- I love their chemistry. Looking forward to X-Factor.

    August 24, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  43. Get a room

    He looks like a British Frankenstein.

    August 24, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Junkpile

      LOL...he is only missing some neck bolts and that peculiar green hue....

      August 24, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mini Moo

      Well played, sir. There IS sort of a Frankensteen thing going on with him. Also, sort of a human toad.

      August 25, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  44. attention drs and nurses

    Please explain to cowell why he really gets a drip. Me thinks he thinks we are idiots.

    August 24, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  45. boocat

    I wish this guy would just go away and take his stupid shows with him. He's polluting the airwaves with mediocrity and garbage.

    August 24, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      Unfortunately, his "mediocrity" is still better than most of what else is on TV.

      August 25, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Smile Clouder

      Oh, Rick. Hardly. There is a heck of a lot better stuff on TV than Idol or its mockers. Check out PBS for starters.

      August 25, 2011 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Who gives a d*mn

    Simon don't make me sick,I just had breakfast.

    August 24, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  47. timbo

    Oh poo I thought I was firsty. Ho hum.

    August 24, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  48. timbo

    I'm firsty ! Momma told me to go out and play. I snuck back in and she don't know it. Tee hee. I thought simon was mean on that singing show. He scares me more than sheep. And that's scary !

    August 24, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  49. Simon Sux

    More like we need to hear nothing out of your foul British mouth.

    August 24, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Tiffany

      Two big egos together, one drunk ( Paula) and the other a narcissist (Simon) looking himself in the mirror 24/7, that could work very nicely since neither one will be aware of the other.

      August 25, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • 2honest

      watadueche rofl

      August 25, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |

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