Simon Cowell won't sing for Ricky Gervais' Extras

by Julia Ward, posted Nov 21st 2006 11:35AM
Simon CowellAmerican Idol's Simon Cowell has turned down a role on Ricky Gervais' Extras because it required him to sing a karaoke version of Elton John's song "Daniel." The man who turned criticizing singers into a multi-million dollar global industry wisely took his own advice saying, "I can't sing. Why would I humiliate myself?" Singing is apparently the only thing Cowell wouldn't do, which is sort of a shame. I'm sure it would have been immensely gratifying to all of our fallen, former Idols to see Cowell be put through his vocal paces.

While I never think it hurts a celebrity's image to make fun of him or herself through vehicles like Gervais' Extras, I can't say that I blame Cowell for sparing us. If more pop wannabes would follow his example, than they could use their fifteen minutes of fame elsewhere -- like on Mark Burnett's Pirates or by waving frantically behind local news reporters on camera.

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benjamin

simon why dont you let 10 year olds on the x factor

December 10 2006 at 4:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DarthPaul

Nah, the original article was misquoted.

He would have been in the last episode from the sound of it...

November 21 2006 at 3:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
gwangi

Having just finished the 2nd season of Extras, I was under the impression that they weren't doing a 3rd series. Am I wrong, did Ricky Gervais change his mind?

November 21 2006 at 11:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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