Los Angeles - Simon Cowell thinks Cheryl Cole shouldn't complain about the paparazzi.
The media mogul - who sensationally sacked the British singer from the US version of The X Factor after she had worked on just four auditions - does not believe the Call My Name star should get upset about public scrutiny because she is rich and famous.
He told GQ magazine: ''Cheryl has to accept the fact that if you are popular and you are cute, you are going to get photographed.
''Look, if someone had said to Cheryl when she was auditioning for [TV show] Popstars: The Rivals, 'By the way, the downside is that you're going to be a millionaire, you're going to be one of the most famous people in the world, but guess what, you're going to have your picture taken,' you think Cheryl would have said, 'Oh, I don't think I'll go through it then'?
"I mean, come on, I don't think so.''
Simon and Cheryl often had discussions about her talking to the press and he believes she should have more fun with it.
He told GQ magazine: ''I used to have these conversations a lot with Cheryl about talking to the daily papers and she's just got to accept the fact that they're going to write about you and in a way, you do owe them something.
"Talk to them, and enjoy it.''
24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.
Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson has written to Zimbabwe's environment minister to ask him to stop the export of elephant calves from Hwange National Park. Read More »
Angelina Jolie has revealed to the New York Times that she recently underwent a procedure to remove her fallopian tubes and ovaries. Read More »
This dog house comes with a treadmill and hot tub, you have to see it!
South AfricaR600 000 Per Year
South AfricaR500 000 Per Year
HousesR 4 950 000
TownhousesR 1 250 000