Lionel Richie's daughter Nicole Richie adores Simon Cowell for his frank honesty, even though the pair previously had an "issue". Nicole used to snub American Idol judge Cowell after he insulted the shape of her mouth to her famous father. But the reality TV star is prepared to bury the hatchet because outspoken Cowell makes her laugh. She says, "My favourite judge is Simon Cowell because he's honest and funny. "Although Simon and I had a little bit of an issue, I don't remember why...maybe he said something to my dad, like he didn't like my mouth. "But we finally met at an industry event and made up."