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Carmen Electra and Jennifer Hudson: 'Simon Cowell will be a great dad'

Actress Carmen Electra is elated by the news that her rumored ex-boyfriend Simon Cowell is expecting a baby.

The Scary Movie star, who was romantically linked to Cowell last year (12), insists the X Factor boss will make a great father - even though he has yet to confirm the big news.

She says, "What I witnessed working with him on Britain's Got Talent and coming to see him during X Factor is that the people he truly believes in, he stands up for them and supports them. So I obviously think that his child will be very well taken care of and very, very loved...

"I'm going to call him... I want to know if it's a boy or a girl. It's awesome, I'm super happy for him."

And she's using the renewed interest in her alleged romance with the music mogul and TV star to set the record straight, revealing, "All these rumors about us were swirling; there were so many. But people didn't really know what they were talking about. Our relationship was a very flirtatious friendship. I'm very proud of him and so happy."

American Idol alum Jennifer Hudson is also thrilled by the baby news, but she hopes Cowell isn't as tough on his kid as he has been on TV talent show contestants.

She says, "Congratulations to Simon - I'm sure he's going to be an amazing father...

"Go easy, don't treat him (child) like the American Idol kids. Be nice to him OK, Simon? Jeez! Imagine him as a dad: 'Darling, what are you crying for?' I mean, what's that gonna be like? 'This baby doesn't have the It factor, the X factor!'"

Cowell is reportedly expecting his first child with New York socialite Lauren Silverman, the wife of his businessman friend Andrew Silverman.

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