Simon Cowell's Villa Trashed by 'X Factor' Contestants


"American Idol" judge Simon Cowell says contestants on his British TV show "The X Factor" (headed for U.S. TV in 2011) trashed his rented Spanish villa after a night of drinking, but one contestant says it never happened.

When the music mogul had the talent show hopefuls in his $20,000-a-night Marbella villa (during a section of the series when contestants are mentored at judges' homes), the singers allegedly caused considerable damage to the property, reports The Mirror, including soiling a very expensive Persian rug and consuming Cowell's collection of vintage alcohol after a late-night swim.

But the story of the trashing is nothing but rubbish, says one contestant.