Simon Cowell a softie for animals
Either American Idol judge Simon Cowell is much sweeter than he lets on on TV, or he's trying to make up for the nasty situation involving an Idol wannabe over the summer, but the judge has written a really big check for the animals.
The Los Angeles Times reports Cowell donated $30,000 to Linda Blair's WorldHeart Foundation. Cowell apparently learned from a mutual friend that Blair's rescue was having financial problems.
Photo: Cowell speaks at a September fundraiser for the Battersea Dogs' & Cats' Home at London's Royal Opera House. Credit: Chris Jackson / Getty Images via LA Times Unleashed
I confess to being just a little surprised to read about Simon's latest antics... judging books and covers and all that.
Apparently, Simon not only speaks at events like this, but he recently donated $30,000 (US) to Linda Blair’s (yes, that Linda Blair from the Exorcist) animal rescue organization, World Heart Foundation in Los Angeles. It was in danger of closing due to lack of funding when Simon heard they were in trouble and offered to help.
This says it is a non- profit organization dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating abused, neglected, and abandoned animals from the harsh streets of the Los Angeles area, as well as from the overcrowded and overwhelmed city and county animal shelters.