October 07, 2011 10:20am PT by Jethro Nededog
Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi and Simon Cowell Have Mutual Love Fest for Each Other's Shows
In a million years, I couldn’t have imagined that I’d be writing that Jersey Shore’s Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and The X Factor’s Simon Cowell would have anything in common. But, here it is. They both love each other’s shows.
Thursday night, Polizzi tweeted, “#XFactor!” and then, “Omg crying. Fricken love.” She then proceeded to comment on the show and its performers.
Earlier this week, Cowell told MTV, "I thought [Jersey Shore] was genius, absolute genius."
"And whether you like the show or not,” he goes on to say, “These kids are suddenly big, big stars. They just make me laugh."
Cowell revealed that Polizzi had come in to his production company for a meeting and his team was enthralled by the MTV reality star.
"I would say they were more star-struck by Snooki than anyone they've ever met in their lives," he says. "I mean, they were genuinely thrilled. They were taking pictures with her."
In fact, Cowell says she has that “X factor” he wanted for the new Fox show. "Yeah, so that was the reason why I came to New Jersey: I wanted to find the next Snooki," he says.
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