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Simon denies having feud with new ‘Idol’ judge

Contrary to reports, there is no bad blood brewing at the judges’ table of “American Idol” — at least, as far as Simon Cowell is concerned.
/ Source: Access Hollywood

Contrary to reports, there is no bad blood brewing at the judges’ table of “American Idol” — at least, as far as Simon Cowell is concerned.

Rumors had been swirling suggesting Cowell had been trying to get new “Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi fired. However, in a statement to Access Hollywood, Cowell said he had no beef with his “Idol” counterpart.

“I get on really well with Kara. I’ve really enjoyed having her on the show,” Cowell told Access. “I look forward to continually working with her.”

On Tuesday night’s show, Cowell appeared to be mocking DioGuardi as she was offering her critique to contestant Matt Giraud — an action that only fueled the rumor mill of a feud between the two.

But in a previous interview with AccessHollywood.com’s “Dish of Salt” Laura Saltman, DioGuardi said if there was a problem with the British judge, it was news to her.

“Simon’s trying to get me fired?” DioGuardi asked when she was told of the rumor. “You know what, I don’t think he’d have to try, to be honest with you. I think he could just be like, ‘Eject. Gone.’”