Former 'American Idol' judge Paula Abdul described her relationship with Simon Cowell as "tumultuous" on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' (weekdays, syndicated). But Abdul took things a step further by comparing Cowell to "fungus" that just won't go away.
When asked to describe her dealings with the notoriously cranky Cowell, Abdul replied, "Very tumultuous. Definitely love/hate in the sense that -- actually, when we're on the hating side, I will cross the street and walk on the other side. I avoid him like the plague."