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SyCo shows Ellen who's boss

It's heartwarming to see a telly dictator like Simon Cowell not rubbing his power in people's faces. On the contrary the 'adorable' (see below clip) mogul has let Ellen De Generes know that she is just as important as he is, even going so far as to fit his frantic work schedule around hers. Case in point: he only turned up an hour and a half late for American Idol on Ellen's first day of filming. Reasonable, no?

Unfortunately, America's second lady of chat doesn't quite see SyCo's territory spraying like that. She had to juggle all sorts of committments to fit Idol in including her chat show and....erm *scratches head* updating her Twitter account.

A source at Deadline.com summed up the clash of egos: 'Here it was the first day of taping of the Hollywood shows, and Ellen was there waiting for Simon to show up. Ellen's new to the gig and she's very organised and she made a commitment to take this on, and now she's asking herself, 'What did I get myself into?' She called Simon Cowell a prima donna. So right from the start, the chemistry isn't great.'

Not to worry. Simon is leaving the show at the end of the year to launch X Factor stateside and we have a feeling that it might just be the biggest thing on American goggle boxes since reality tv. Ellen, bite your tongue till then, you'll be shot of him soon.....

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