Simon Cowell Backs Howard

At the mention of 'AGT,' Howard said he was looking forward to tonight's premiere, since he's still yet to see any footage. But he has spoken with someone who has: Simon Cowell. "He's seen the show. He's seen the whole thing. Yeah. He thinks I'm spectacular so I was relieved, because he knows that kind of television. He's the master." Howard said Simon had called to say as much last weekend: "He was carrying on for like 45 minutes about it."