simon ellen 'American Idol' fight night: Ellen DeGeneres calls Simon Cowell 'a prima donna'
It definitely wasn’t all fun and games for Ellen DeGeneres on her first day on the “American Idol” set.
The comedian-talk show host was on time and jazzed about her new judging duties. But according to Nikki Finke‘s Deadline blog, veteran judge Simon Cowell was an hour and a half late, leaving Ellen to sit and wait. And wait. And wait. And we all know how much fun that is.
Not nice, Simon. Ellen had gone to the trouble to shoot her talk show earlier in the day and then she raced to “Idol.”

]]>“Ellen’s new to the gig and she’s very organized and she made a commitment to take this on, and now she’s asking herself, ‘What did I get myself into?’ She called Simon Cowell a ‘prima donna.’ So right from the start, the chemistry isn’t great,” an insider tells Finke.

Ellen allegedly can’t wait for them to pick Simon’s successor. Oh, this promises to be quite the cat fight. And you thought Paula and Simon had issues.
Are you looking forward to Ellen vs. Simon, round one?
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