While Tuesday night's competition was fierce between Adam Lambert and Kris Allen inside the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, it was a lot worse just outside the front door where two women were battling it out until security guards and police finally got it stopped.
What was the fight about? Simon Cowell, believe it or not.
Simon's ex-girlfriend Terri Seymour was apparently attacked by Janice Thibodeaux, perhaps another ex-girlfriend of even the present one.
Witnesses say it seemed to take security forever to try to stop it and never would have if police hadn't also shown up.
"You should have seen it", one witness stated (plus that "NO WAY" was he giving his name or getting involved). "Those long fingernails can do a job. There's bits of hair pulled out there too. I may be wimping out on this one but even those good-sized security people couldn't completely stop it and were bit repeatedly."
The wild and wooly incident occurred when Thibodeaux reportedly approached Seymour and asked if she was Simon Cowell's girlfriend. Thibodeaux then allegedly attacked Seymour and attempted to choke her. This, according to the witnesses who remained.
Police say Thibodeaux has been booked on a felony battery and is being held on $50,000 bail.
Seymour, who reportedly refused medical treatment even with a bloodied nose and mean-looking scratches, was escorted off the premises by three police officers.
Other witnesses say she probably was acting like she wasn't hurt while at the scene but went on to a hospital on her own.