Simon Cowell silenced by new judge
It seems Simon Cowell has met his match on American Idol in the form of new judge Kara DioGuardi.
"I can't get a word in edgeways. She never shuts up," he told Extra.
Kara joins resident Idol judges Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Simon himself for the next season of the popular US talent series, and has already made her mark at the show's auditions.
Simon said that, despite early reports, everything is 'fine' on the judging panel between Kara and Paula.
"You know what - it's fine," he said, "I don't think girls in general like working with other girls. That's quite normal. It could have been a lot worse."
However, although TV's Mr Nasty isn't normally shy about coming forward with his opinions, he refused to get drawn into commenting about another lady that is currently holding American attention - Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
"Me being British and coming over here and commenting on politics would be the craziest thing in the world," he said. "So you know what, I just sit back and enjoy it and somebody's going to win."