Simon Cowell's Make Up Trick
American Idol judge Simon Cowell used to plaster his face in his
mother's make-up when he was a kid - in order to get days off school.
The music mogul admits he always hated school and went to extreme
lengths in order to stay at home.
Cowell used to fool his parents into thinking he was sick by covering
himself in a pale foundation and pretending to be ill. He says, "I
didn't like school so I had a trick - I would put my mother's white
"I'd get a cup of tea, put it on my head and tell my parents, 'Not
feeling well, feel my temperature.'"