Simon wants Paula on his new show

Simon CowellNow that he’s officially announced he’s leaving American Idol after this season to work on the U.S. version of The X-Factor, Simon Cowell has reportedly asked Paula Abdul to be a judge on the new show. Cowell will executive produce, as well as host. The X-Factor does not have an upper age limit, as American Idol does. “I don’t like rules,” Cowell told “A lot of people over the years wanted to audition for Idol but were too old. I listened to that. Susan Boyle is the reason why I like to do shows without age. Without a show like [Britain’s Got Talent], she would never have landed a recording contract and that’s what these shows can do… That’s why record labels are out of touch. It’s supposed to be David versus Goliath. That’s what I like about the format.” ~Alexandra Heilbron

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  1. Nancy • January 12, 2010 @ 6:04 PM

    AI auditions start TONIGHT!!! Should be hilarious!

  2. demigod • January 13, 2010 @ 6:33 AM

    I’d be more inclined to watch a talent show without an age limit. All those wet-eared teeny boppers just don’t cut it.
    And where’s my idea of showcasing a band oriented show? Grr

  3. Mary • January 13, 2010 @ 6:23 PM

    When simon leaves AI so do I. He makes the show I love his arrogance he’s such an ass. I found Victoria Beckman quite humorous last night when she confronted Simon about why he always roles his eyes. She came off as a very nice person, Posh was always my favorite Spice Girl.

  4. ke • January 13, 2010 @ 7:01 PM

    I;m telling you people, Simon loves Paula. Seriously.

  5. tributegirl • January 14, 2010 @ 3:30 PM

    I would think he would want her on the show because he knows how popular the two of them were together.

  6. Nancy • January 14, 2010 @ 5:01 PM

    I think it’s because she’s always either drunk or wasted on pills. Hahaha. So, if and when she becomes too much of a liability, her contract would be null and void…because she would be under the influence when she signs it. LMAO!

  7. tributegirl • January 14, 2010 @ 6:43 PM

    hahahahaha, maybe!

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