cowell richards getty Denise Richards says group dinner with Simon Cowell wasn't 'a date'Timing is everything when it comes to relationships. The newest example of this is former “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell and Charlie Sheen’s ex Denise Richards.

During a Sept. 7 interview on the “Howard Stern Show,” Cowell told the radio host he went on a “bizarre kind of blind date” with Richards a short period after her split with Sheen.

Cowell said of Richards, “She’s cute … She turned up eight months pregnant and had a dog in her handbag … She’s funny, a bit of a wacko … but I like that.”

Upon hearing this news, Richards seemed confused and disappointed. And like all celebs these days, she posted her thoughts on her Twitter page.

“I was at a group dinner 8mo pregnant … not sure how that’s considered a date … news to me! if I was being set up I didn’t know it!” she writes.

Richards added that maybe love could bloom between her and the judge of the upcoming series “The X Factor.”

“I wish I knew that it was a date!!! He’s a hot piece of a**!” she writes.

Sounds like true celebrity love.

Posted by:David Eckstein