Oh no he di'n't! Simon Cowell vs. Ryan Seacrest Their friendly banter is one of the reasons that viewers return to "American Idol" year after year. Here's an example of a particularly juicy on-air tiff: Ryan (referring to "Idol" hopeful Melinda Doolittle): Simon, any advice on the high heels? Simon: You should know, Ryan. Ryan: Stay out of my closet! Simon: Come out!