Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid Talk X Factor with Ryan Seacrest (Plus Interview Roundup!)

Simon Cowell is doing a TON of press for X Factor this week. The latest is an interview with Ryan Seacrest on the Idol host’s radio show this morning. Newly announced X Factor judge, LA Reid also joined him for the chat.

Unbelievably, Simon says he’s still not ready to announce the rest of the on-air cast (auditions begin Sunday in LA). Ryan kids Simon about the “5 million dollar prize, ” insisting the prize will be 5M minus recoupment. Simon says, “read the fine print!”

Ryan sounds like one of our posters.

For more Simon goodness, check out a fan chat (read the tweets) Simon conducted on twitter where Simon assures Chezza fans that  Cheryl Cole is still in the X Factor  mix.

In this interview posted at Huffington Post, Simon admits that all the “reports” about possible cast members came from his people. He also explains why he chose L.A. Reid for the show.

Simon talks country music and finding another Carrie Underwood with Roughstock.

And in an interview with Just Jared, Simon explains the difference between Idol, The Voice and X Factor.

Audio and Video after the JUMP…

Simon Cowell – LA Reid

Simon Cowell – Why L.A. Reid

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