Simon Cowell and Denise Richards did go on a date or a "meet up" depending on whose version of the story your listening to, once many years ago, but each version of how it went down is explained completely different.
For Simon is was a date, but Denise tweeted her version:
"I was at a group dinner, eight months pregnant, not sure how that's considered a date! If I was being set up, I didn't know it!"
As for Simon, he told Howard Stern:
"She is gorgeous, I liked her a lot, I think she's cute, funny, a bit of a wacko...but I like that."
As for a joke Denise finished with:
"I wish I knew that it was a date!" she tweeted. "He's a hot piece of ass!"