SiCo And Demi Lovato 'Flirt At Press Event'
The X Factor USA judges apparently looked cosy together at Fox function...
The X Factor USAboss, 53, and his 20-year-old fellow judge appeared to be on intimate terms at the Fox Upfront Presentation in Los Angeles yesterday.
SiCo was seen putting his arm around Demi and whispering in her ear as they waited for events to get under way.
But the reality TV mogul may be in for disappointment, as Demi recently ruled out a romance with her boss.
Asked about the possibility by chat show host Britney Spears - telling hacks at the event that Britters would be her number one choice to sit next to her on the panel this year.
According to Us Weekly, she said: "I wish Britney would come back. My next pick is Lady GaGa though, she's so cool."
But Cowell is reported to have said that he wants to prioritise good chemistry above big-name signings for the show's panel.
A source told the New York Daily News: "Simon delivered a simple message - forget the big names and go for chemistry.
"He said all these shows have become distracted by signing celebrities rather than judges who really have something to say. We have all seen that big names don't translate into big ratings.
"Chemistry is top of the list of demands for next season. [Only Demi will return because her chemistry with Simon was] the best thing about the panel last year."
We wonder what that means for Cheryl Cole.