Simon Cowell

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Hey, all you famous folks out there who complain about the constant attention: Simon Cowell wants you to just deal with it.

In a new interview with, the American Idol judge calls fame "fantastic," saying, "I have zero problems being well known...Couldn't care less if someone wants to take my picture. Anyone who complains about invasion of privacy shouldn't work in the entertainment business. You can't have it both ways."

Maybe if the Brit with such wit were, say, a famous young woman in her 20s followed relentlessly by paparazzi, he might feel differently.

But to be fair, he does point out, "We live right now in what I consider to be a fame epidemic. Everybody wants to be famous. That's part of the fun. There's something fascinating watching and hearing somebody who is obviously useless, but believes for whatever reason that they're incredible. I find it addictive."

Ah, a man after our own heart.

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