Simon Cowell may be leaving American Idol after this season, but beware anyone who crosses him while he's still around.
"Want to get the eyeballing out of the way?" he pointedly asked Ryan Seacrest at the start of Wednesday's show, criticizing the Idol host for his "aggressive behavior" last night. (Indeed, Ryan has been going to bat for the scorned contestants more often this season.)
"I just thought that you needed to be a bit more constructive with them," Ryan said innocently.
"Do you want my job?" Simon asked. "Because it felt like an audition." ("Very hostile," Randy Jackson could be heard saying off-camera.)
All this drama, and Ryan hadn't even set about naming a bottom three yet!