Well, that was awkward. For us anyway.
Simon Cowell is on stage right now with the rest of his X Factor cast and producers at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Beverly Hills, in front of more than 100 reporters. He looks calm, cool and collected, and held his cool even when eight questions in, a reporter addressed the elephant in the room (his surprising news that he is expecting a baby).
"Congratulations on the addition," a reporter said to Simon. "The new baby. Were you as surprised by the news as we were?"
"I haven't read the newspapers. Am I missing something?" Cowell teased. "Sorry. Unfortunately, I have to keep this private for the moment. It's just one of those things, but thank you anyway."
Later, another reporter asked how the female judges (Kelly Rowland, Paulina Rubio, Demi Lovato) feel Simon would be as a father.
"No comment," Demi shot out.
Simon just laughed, "That was clever." And a show producer added, "He'll be a hell of a producer."
After the panel, Simon spoke a bit more to reporters, saying he eventually will discuss the pregnancy. "There are a lot of things I will eventually clear up when the time is right," he explained. "I really have to be sensitive here because there are a lot of people's feelings involved."
When asked if he could tell us how he's feeling, Simon simply responded, "I would love to, but I have to respect a lot of other people's feelings."