Simon Compares Idol to a Snuggie! Cheryl Cole & Paula Abdul are Still in the X Factor Running

Ex gal-pal, Terri Seymour, interviews Simon Cowell for Extra TV.  Simon calls the new Idol “warm and fuzzy” comparing it to “a bowl of soup” and “that blanket with the arms in it.” (a Snuggie, Simon. It’s called a Snuggie).  You can just HEAR the condescension dripping in his voice.

Cheryl Cole, the British X Factor judge & ex-Girls Aloud singer who is rumored to have already been tapped for the US judges’ panel? Simon says he’s “talking” to her.  And Paula Abdul?  Simon was coy.  Paula has let it be known she wants to do the show, says Simon  Will she? Simon was very cagey about it, only saying that she’s still “in there” but that “you’ve got to get the right chemistry.” He wants a big heavy hitter from the American music industry on the panel as well..

Update: Added Access Hollywood interview

Watch the interview after the jump.

Simon on Access Hollywood

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