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Cowell's book puts Jackson in ''Dawg'' house

His ”I Don’t Mean to Be Rude, But?” has out-sold Randy Jackson’s advice guide ”What’s Up, Dawg?” 9 to 1

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Which American Idol judge is the dawg in bookstores? According to Nielsen BookScan, which tracks sales at 7,000-plus U.S. outlets, Simon Cowell’s December hardcover memoir ”I Don’t Mean to Be Rude, But…” has outsold Randy Jackson’s January paperback advice guide ”What’s Up, Dawg?” by 9 to 1. Why the upset? ”I have a more interesting life,” Cowell crows. ”Some people love talking about themselves,” Jackson retorts. ”I love helping people.”