Simon Cowell leaves "American Idol" this month, and apparently he's going Gently into that good night. See, to commemorate the occasion, Season 8 jokester semifinalist Norman Gentle--he of the scarlet headband, shiny shirt, Bermuda shorts, and white waitstaff jacket--has lensed a hilarious video tribute to the judge everyone loves to hate (and who, inexplicably, hated Norman). The brilliant title? "Brit Slap."
The Simon-sendoff video, released under the Daughtry-like eponymous band name "Gentle," was shot in Times Square with a cast of characters that includes Norm's Season 8 castmates Jackie Tohn, Casey Carlson, and Kristen McNamara, "America's Next Top Model" judge Nigel Barker, a lifesized cardboard Cowell cutout, and a bevvy of leotarded jazzercizers. The result is a comedic tour de force that spoofs not only Simon but Britney Spears (in a "Womanizer"-style sauna scene), Madonna (check out the spot-on vogueing), Lady Gaga (note the yellow caution tape and Coke-can haircurlers),Read More »from Norman Gentle Bids Farewell To Simon Cowell In Kissoff Video “Brit Slap”