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Things we have learned from the Simon Cowell biography

Things that cannot be unlearned…

The toilet paper of choice in the Cowell household(s)
The toilet paper of choice in the Cowell household(s)
Image: tericee via Flickr/Creative Commons

SIMON COWELL PREFERS black toilet paper.

That is just one of our favourite tidbits from the music mogul’s unauthorised biography, due to hit bookstores soon.

Sweet Revenge brings up a lot of intimate (maybe too intimate) facts about the man behind the X Factor:

  • Bright eyes: Cowell believes his eyes shine brighter because of his regular colonic irrigations.
  • Drip fed: The television show judge sets half an hour a week aside to be fed vitamins and nutrients through a drip.
  • Ageing: To Cowell, botox is just like toothpaste, except it should be used only twice a year rather than twice a day.
  • Sexual status: Despite rumours, Cowell is not gay but according to the book’s author Tom Bower he is a “schoolboy”. Secrets of a love affair between the book’s subject and fellow X Factor judge Danii Minogue hit news stands this week.
  • Golden watch: Kind of like getting a Rolex on retirement, Cowell offers gifts to girlfriends when breaking up with them. His latest fiancée was given a $5 million Beverly Hills home.
  • Humiliation: It was 20 years of failure and humiliation which Cowell built his success upon, says Bower. It had absolutely nothing to do with his music industry executive father.
  • Crazy Girls: As quoted in today’s Sunday Times: “I’m attracted to crazy women. I encourage crazy behaviour and I make them crazy.”

So, there you have it.

-Additional reporting by the AP

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