I’ve interviewed Simon Cowell a few times in the past…but this was our first one-on-one, sit down. Yeah yeah, he’s known to be a bit pompous and sure, he’s acerbic at times..and yup, he probably s*&%ts bricks of gold, but WOW, was he an absolute gem today! So gracious and FUN! He played along when I asked him to ‘do the dougie’(if you do not get this reference, google “Cali Swag”); and we even played a silly, yet intuitive, word association game. You’ll see my complete interview with Simon on Good Day New York soon..but here’s a snip it for now. When I said, “what’s the first thing that comes to your mind when I say Paula”…with a loving grin, he said, “bonkers”. Wait till you hear his immediate response for: Idol, The X Factor, Success, Failure, Love, and Money. He may be the most influential person in entertainment….but during our interview…he was just Simon, the guy from next door/across the pond.