To absolutely no one's surprise, Simon Cowell dodged questions during a news conference on Thursday about the baby mama drama currently dogging him.
Cowell appeared here for a panel session at the TV critics press tour to promote the upcoming season of "The X Factor." About 13 minutes into the session, a reporter congratulated him on his "new addition."
"You mean the girls?" Cowell cracked, referring to new "X Factor" judges Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio who sat alongside him on the stage.
Of course, the reporter was talking about this week's revelation that his good friend's wife -- New York socialite Lauren Silverman -- was pregnant with Cowell's baby.
"I haven't read the newspaper. I must be missing something," Cowell joked, before going on to say, "Unfortunately I have to keep this, for the moment, private. It's just one of those things."
From there, the bulk of the news conference was devoted to "The X Factor," although one reporter playfully asked the female judges what kind of father they thought Simon would be.
Rowland, Rubio and Demi Lovato just smiled and declined to answer.