Sources say that Mr. Nasty purchased it quite by accident. He was looking at various high-end rentals and was shown this four-bedroom property in the exclusive neighborhood. Cowell, who doesn't mince words when judging "American Idol" contestants, saw this place and made an offer. It's good to know what you like, even better when you can afford it. Cowell's net worth was put at almost $200 million by The Sunday Times of London. It may sound like a lot of money for someone whose bark is (hopefully) worse than his bite, but how many times has he had to listen to "I Think I Can Fly" sung off-key to get there?
We're not sure Cowell's Fox spin-off, "The X Factor," will reach his stated goal of 20 million viewers -- actually he's already backed away from that target -- but we're thinking he can afford to add this new arsenal, no sweat.
As for the house, while it might not have made our list of 16 final contestants, we, unlike Cowell, understand that taste is subjective and are quite relieved that no one had to cry and phone home.
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