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"American Idol" judge and record producer, Simon Cowell narrowly escaped a right thrashing, but not from one of the Idol losers' biker-felon dads. Cowell reportedly left his Bentley in neutral instead of park, and forgot to set the brake, after parking on Los Angeles' Sunset Boulevard. When the car began to roll toward the snug-shirted dream crusher, he and several nearby teens slowed the car, and prevented a tragedy worse than that guy with the squeaky voice who auditioned with Madonna's "Like a Virgin."

[via SFGate]