The news comes via a new unauthorised biography of Cowell entitled Sweet Revenge, written by BBC journalist Tom Bower. The affair is meant to have happened some time in 2007 when the pair were judges together on X Factor. Simon had just split from long-term girlfriend Terri Seymour and said of Dannii: “I had a crush on her. I was like a schoolboy. She was foxy. She was a real man’s girl. Very feminine. It was genuine love.”
They are said to have spent several nights together during this time and there were in fact rumours during this time that something was going on between the two after they were snapped in a car holding hands after both appearing on Children In Need.
As well as having his eye on Dannii Simon is also said to have fancied his chances with Dannii’s fellow Australian Natalie Imbruglia but it seems he was not as successful with her as he was with her fellow countrywoman.
People will be seeing Simon in a totally different light after this book because as well as the revelations about Dannii it also tells how Simon was infatuated with Cheryl Cole. He thought of Cheryl as the “new Diana” and made frequent visits to her dressing room when they worked together on X Factor. He said: “When she walked over, I felt I was the mouse with a beautiful cat. I adored her. And as she got her own way, it drove Louis Walsh mad.”
The new biography is due to be released next month and is currently being serialised in The Sun.
The 69-year old ex-Beatle directed 3 music videos for the new track and managed to enlist the help of some famous friends. Not many musicians would have the phone numbers for 2 Oscar nominated actors but then Sir Paul probably has a more stellar group of friends than almost anyone we know.
Johnny Depp appears in one video, Natalie Portman in another and in the 3rd video both actors appear together. The videos were all shot in black and white and show the pair using sign language as they follow the lyrics to Sir Paul’s new track.
Stella held the party at her West Hollywood shop and it attracted a real A-list of celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Quincy Jones, Jane Fonda, Zooey Deschanel, Kristen Stewart and Pamela Anderson. Sir Paul was of course also joined for the evening by new wife Nancy Shevell. Apparently the idea for the videos was Stella’s as she thought it would be good fun to get her dad to invite some famous mates over for a quick bit of filming.
My Valentine is featured on the new album Kisses On The Bottom, which features songs that Paul grew up with. When asked how he chose Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman for the shoot Paul said: “Well, they’re just nice people, some friends from way back and they were just very kind to do it. I was very pleased to work with them.”
You can watch the new video for My Valentine below.