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He does whatever he wants, whenever he wants!

Simon Cowell was snapped riding a jetski in St. Tropez yesterday, and the music mogul showed off his hairy chest as he zipped around on a jetski. The X Factor premieres on September 12, so Simon is enjoying a brief vacay with lady friend Sinitta and several other pals before returning to the states to get back down to business.

And speaking of lady friends, Australian pop star Dannii Minogue has finally commented on rumors that she had a fling with Simon after they both appeared as judges on the UK version of The X Factor from 2007 and 2010.

Tom Bower makes the claims in his unauthorized biography, Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell, and Dannii spoke out to Britain’s Glamour magazine about the alleged hookup. “I haven’t read the book, but I’ve been told about the excerpts that relate to me, and the speculation about my private life," she said. "From what’s been reported they put hundreds of hours into making this book, and Tom is a respected journalist. I’m sure it makes for a great read and I wish them all the best.”