Simon Cowell wasn't brutally honest with Eddie Murphy

by Liz Finn-Arnold, posted Feb 5th 2007 11:30AM
Eddie Murphy and Michael JacksonAmerican Idol's oh-so-brutally-honest judge Simon Cowell wasn't always quite so brutally honest. In fact, back in the 1980s, Simon was so intimidated by mega-star Eddie Murphy, that he didn't have the nerve to tell him that the songs he had written were complete and utter crap.

Simon recalls how he went to Eddie's home, expecting it to be "just the two of us and one hi-fi." Instead, he found himself in "a recording studio with about 20 nodders; a nodder is someone who gets paid to agree with the person paying him."

Simon hated Eddie's songs, but didn't know what to say. Today, Simon says it would be easier for him to tell Murphy the truth.

Eddie Murphy does such an incredible job singing and acting in this year's highly-acclaimed musical, Dreamgirls, that it almost makes you forget his short-lived and truly awful singing career. Those of us who were teens in the 1980s unfortunately will never forget the sounds of Murphy's Party All the Time, with its simplistic hook burned into our collective memories. Luckily, all you kiddies can view the music video for yourself here on YouTube. Just a warning: It was later voted one of the "50 Worst Songs of All-Time" by VH1 and Blender magazine for a reason.

The funny thing about the music video is that it shows the EXACT scene that Simon Cowell described. Eddie sings his horrendous song in a music studio while a group of "nodders" ridiculously nod their undying approval. And the nodders aren't just faceless, anonymous idiots. Rick James produced the dud and bravely makes an appearance in the video.

For something even more brilliantly awful, check out this Eddie Murphy - Michael Jackson collaboration. It is the most bizarre thing I have ever seen. Throughout the video, Eddie keeps whispering into Michael Jackson's ear. Eddie does know Michael's a dude, right?

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WHAT IS RIDICULOUS IS THAT THESE PEOPLE NEED SOMEONE TO TELL THEM THEY CAN'T SING OR ENTERTAIN. JUST LIKE
JENNIFER HUDSON - IF IT WEREN'T TO AMERICAN IDOL SHE
NEVER WOULD HAVE BEEN NOTICED - NOW SHE BAD MOUTHS - WHICH WILL PROBABLY COST HER THE OSCAR BECAUSE SHE DOESN'T KNOW THE HOLLYWOOD RULES AND THAT IS YOU JUST DON'T BITE THE HAND THAT FED YOU.

February 07 2007 at 1:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
W.D.C

The Producers of American Idol are going to destroy the show, And as Far as Simon Cowell is concerned, He is a TOTAL ASS @*!%. Send this NON-AMERICAN Back to England. Randy will look at Simon to see if he is laughing or not, then he will follow suite. Paula is caught in the middle. How come the Judges do not have no feelings. If that was their Son Or Daughter would how would they resopnd. I know a lot of them are very weird the way they dress or performe, Remember TREAT OTHERS THE WAY YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE TREATED. W.D.C.

February 07 2007 at 10:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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