Simon Cowell on Kobe's Divorce — 'That's a Shocker'

There”s a 99.9% chance Simon Cowell was being sarcastic when he told us he was surprised about the Kobe Bryant divorce … but when we told him about Kobe”s non-prenup situation — dude was GENUINELY blown away. 

The “America”s Got Talent” honcho was at The Grove in L.A. this weekend — where he told us Jennifer Hudson was RIGHT … Howard Stern IS a more intimidating judge.

In fact, Cowell thinks he”s a pussycat compared the King of All Media … telling us, “Meow.”