Team Perez, from left: John Randono (sound), Cooper Green (segment producer), Glenn Gaylord (producer/director), Brett Meyer (PA/2nd camera), Simon Cowell (!), Perez Hilton (!), Steve Nahaj (logger/PA), Sara Kordy (production coordinator), and Nick Saglimbeni (DP)
OMG! OMG! OMG! We were in Simon Cowell’s house! American Idol! Teletubbies! Il Divo! Hate to ruin his reputation, but the guy couldn’t have been more gracious. We had free reign over the beverages in his extra-wide subzero fridge, and he chatted with us about his classic cars parked in the driveway. His Morgan actually has a belt wrapped around the hood, which you have to undo to check the oil or refill the windshield wiper fluid or any number of things I’m sure Simon does himself. I learned some valuable lessons today – that the more successful you are, the more wiper blades you have on your car (Simon’s has three tiny ones in front), that built-in espresso machines are so cool, and that people –people who have strong opinions about other people – are the luckiest people in the world. Find out who has the best taste on What Perez Sez …about the VMAs TONIGHT at 9PM on VH1. For more info go to perezsez.vh1 and for more juicy gossip, of course, there’s perezhilton.
– Glenn Gaylord, senior producer/field director, What Perez Sez