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Simon Cowell has been known to make aspiring singers quake in their boots, but he doesn't scare Sharon Osbourne! Osbourne, 59, says that Cowell, 52, lied about her in his juicy new memoir, and she's not backing down from a fight.
In Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell, Simon claims that Sharon quit the British X Factor when she found out that he was having a relationship with their fellow judge, Danii Minogue. And while the Talk cohost allows that she "didn't like that girl," she says she quit on her own terms, and resents Cowell for rewriting history. Furthermore, she thinks she knows the root of his problem: "small penis syndrome!" Watch Sharon explain her theory on Tuesday's The Talk, below.
"I couldn't care if he was having sex with... anything!" Osbourne scoffed when the topic of Cowell came up. "It's not my business, I don't care, I'm not interested, and that is not the reason why I left."
So why did she leave the British X Factor after four seasons?
"It was at a time when I was newly over my cancer and I promised myself I would never be in a situation that I wasn't 100 percent happy," she explained. "And I had to live in England six months of the year, I was away from my family and I thought, 'When it's not fun, you go.'"
When cohost Julie Chen asked why Simon would willfully lie about her, Sharon bluntly replied that he "loves all the publicity," and that he might still be bitter about having her quit on him before he could fire her ("He doesn't like that, because he's the power"). And she freely admitted that he could still fire her from her current gig on America's Got Talent -- though she claimed not to be concerned about it.
"This is what I think: I think he is a victim of small penis syndrome," Sharon told the amused audience. "He's wealthy, he's powerful, he's creative, he's got everything -- but you can't buy the goods!"
Your move, Simon! Something tells us he's already plotting revenge...
Incidentally, if the words "Sharon Osbourne" and "feud" are giving you flashbacks, they should be. The outspoken TV personality famously feuded with Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson (whom she called a "prick" in front of everyone at Ozzfest) and the Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan (whose band she managed for three months before releasing a press statement stating, "I must resign due to medical reasons. Billy Corgan is making me sick."). She also went back-and-forth for years with Kiss' Gene Simmons, was blamed by Lea Remini for her firing from The Talk, and recently attacked Katy Perry for her comments about hating fame. Maybe they should change the name of her show to The Argument?