Simon keeps fans guessing about engagement as he walks red carpet without Mezhgan
15 SEPTEMBER 2011
He got a kiss from Paula Abdul and a warm greeting from Nicole Scherzinger.
But the lady the 1,800 screaming fans really wanted to see on Simon Cowell
's arm at the premiere of X Factor USA
was Mezhgan Hussainy.
Since the TV mogul's comments last week that he didn't know if his engagement with the sultry makeup artist still stood
, there's been renewed speculation about their relationship.
Mezhgan did attend the LA premiere, looking happy and relaxed, but she slipped inside away from the glare of the cameras.
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Guests were shown pre-view footage of the shows. Then the judges, including LA Reid, participated in a question and answer session.
Asked if suave new host Welshman Steve Jones
was going to become a sex symbol, Paula encouraged audience members to show their interest in him in a time-honoured fashion.
She said coquettishly: "Panties. Throw them at him. As many as possible."