When live TV goes to air, anything can happen. Last night鈥檚 live America鈥檚 Got Talent was no exception 鈥 anything that could go wrong did. When a mechanical issue caused yet another mishap during the live taping, Simon Cowell made an insensitive comment to co-judge Melanie Brown (AKA Mel B), causing her to storm off stage (but not before throwing a cup of water in his face).

During a performance by semi-finalist and escape artist Demian Aditya, a mechanical failure prevented Aditya from completing his stunt as planned. When host Tyra Banks explained what had happened and asked Cowell what he thought, the former American Idol judge said, 鈥淚 kind of imagine this would be like Brown鈥檚 wedding night 鈥 a lot of anticipation, not much promise or delivery.鈥

Brown 鈥 who is going through a very contentious divorce from her husband of nearly a decade, Stephen Belafonte 鈥 didn鈥檛 appreciate the remark and showed it by throwing water on her boss and storming off stage.

While the pair have always butted heads during AGT tapings, this was a pretty rude attack on Brown. And though she eventually came back, the other stars of the show had their own takes on the night鈥檚 events, which they shared with the Associated Press.

Judge Howie Mandel brushed off Cowell鈥檚 comments, saying, 鈥淚 think Simon is the king of analogies, and his analogy was, something going horribly wrong reminded him of Mel鈥檚 wedding night, and if you鈥檝e read anything lately, it has not gone the best. That wasn鈥檛 live TV, that鈥檚 just life.鈥

Heidi Klum, however, sided with Brown, telling the AP, 鈥淲ell, when Simon opens his mouth, and he is not the kindest鈥 you know, what comes out of his mouth, especially to Mel B, she will not like that, and he will get wet.鈥

Banks chalked it up to the pair鈥檚 familiarity: 鈥淭hey鈥檙e like brother and sister that tease each other, but like brother and sister that also get really pissed too.鈥

For her part, Brown said simply, 鈥淲ell, what else can you do? I鈥檓 not going to sit there and listen to what else he鈥檚 got to say. Even though he鈥檚 my boss, I鈥檓 the boss!鈥

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