Simon Cowell, returning from a month-long vacation in the South of France, sat down with Extra’s Teri Seymour to share a few tidbits.
- On Ellen Degeneres leaving Idol, “I hadn’t got a clue. Genuinely hadn’t got a clue.”
- On likely Idol judges, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, “Yeah, I think they are all good people. Jennifer, I got to know quite well and I’ve never met Steven before, but I think it would be interesting.”
- On the US X Factor: Simon says they are close to signing the first judge.
- On finding new talent on the X Factor, “We may find five Justin Biebers in a group, five Miley Cyruses, the next Spice Girls.”
- Simon didn’t know that ex-America’s Got Talent judge, David Hasselhoff, will compete on the next season of Dancing With The Stars, “Is he really? Genius booking. I will put money that he will win, “
Wonder who that first judge Simon is close to signing is. Singer and UK X Factor judge, Cheryl Cole, is widely rumored to be a shoe-in for the panel.