Simon Cowell bids farewell to Idol

Simon Cowell will be leaving American Idol in 2010. According to FemaleFirst, Cowell’s brother Tony claims the star will be ending his run on the series following the upcoming season. The tycoon, who is very influential in the music business, made waves on television when he became an American Idol judge in 2002. He quickly became the highest-paid television star in America, earning $75,000,000 last year. A press release has been prepared to confirm the rumors. Cowell intends to devote himself to the American version of X Factor, which will air in the United States beginning in 2011. The British star is hoping that the new show will be as successful as Idol has become. Cowell is currently a judge on Britain’s X Factor. ~Marie-Eve Corbeil

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  1. Nancy • December 24, 2009 @ 2:49 PM

    It just won’t be AI without you, Simon. Not even close. Oh well, have to start watching ‘X Factor’ instead.

    For those with a sense of humor, click my name – Merry Christmas!

  2. Kim • December 24, 2009 @ 10:33 PM

    Agreed. When he’s not on it anymore, it won’t be entertaining. I’ll be watching X-Factor, I don’t think there’s an age limit on that one, so I’m looking forward to it, after all, if all these kinds of talent shows had age limits, we wouldn’t have heard Susan Boyle’s amazing voice.

  3. gypsy • December 24, 2009 @ 11:00 PM

    Nancy..Have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS,God Bless you and your children with good health,long life and happiness.Take Care!

  4. Nancy • December 24, 2009 @ 11:16 PM

    Thanks Gypsy, Merry Christmas to you too (and everyone here…even the “NUTcases”) and have a safe and happy holiday!

  5. gypsy • December 24, 2009 @ 11:17 PM

    Tributegirl.Have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS,God Bless you and your family with good health,long life and happiness.Take Care!

  6. gypsy • December 24, 2009 @ 11:24 PM

    Mandee,Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.GOD BLESS,you and your family with good health,long life and happiness.Take Care!

  7. Shauna • December 25, 2009 @ 9:36 AM

    merry xmas every body

  8. moondog • December 25, 2009 @ 6:35 PM

    merry xmas shauna

  9. mandee • December 26, 2009 @ 4:19 AM

    did everyone have a safe, happy holiday? hope all is well. i completely agree regarding simon. i probably wont be watching AI again.

  10. tributegirl • December 26, 2009 @ 12:02 PM

    I will watch it, see if it is any good without him, we’ll see. I had a great one, mandee, there’s nothing like having kids all wound up for Christmas! How was your Christmas?

  11. mandee • December 26, 2009 @ 12:30 PM

    mine was good. the last 2 years though i havent quite gotten into the christmas spirit. i have no idea why. it just feels like every other day to me. also, ive never been one to get excited. i wonder if its because my niece is all grown up and we have no little ones left for christmas that im not in the spirit? glad to know you had a great christmas 😀

  12. gypsy • December 26, 2009 @ 11:40 PM

    I hope ALL had a very Merry Christmas,and the New Year brings EVERYONE here all their heart desires!! GOD BLESS EVERYONE and THEIR FAMILIES!!Take Care!!

  13. gypsy • December 26, 2009 @ 11:46 PM

    I must say after Paula left,I really have no more interest in watching A.I. !!Just figured I’d make a comment on the article!lol.

  14. gypsy • December 27, 2009 @ 8:06 PM

    Nancy.Dec24@2.49pm I definitely needed that,thanks LMFAO!!!

  15. Nancy • December 28, 2009 @ 1:54 PM

    Hahahaha. I think it may have been more fitting over on the Ozzy article though, LOL.

  16. sandy • December 28, 2009 @ 2:46 PM

    i will miss him….who should replace him? no one else can be as nasty!

  17. glenn • December 28, 2009 @ 8:34 PM

    Ratings will Rise Now that he gone i promise that

  18. Nancy • December 28, 2009 @ 9:36 PM

    You shouldn’t make promises you can’t keep, glenn. Simon IS AI.

  19. tributegirl • December 29, 2009 @ 9:32 PM

    Right on, Nancy.

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