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Simon Cowell: Paula Abdul Being Considered for 'X Factor' Judge Spot (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 3rd 2011 1:30PM
Simon Cowell Names Possible Judges for 'X Factor'Simon Cowell continues to be cagey regarding final selection for the 'X Factor' judges panel. He did, however, reveal the names of possible judges and those who definitely aren't being considered on 'Access Hollywood Live' (weekdays, syndicated).

Cowell said that George Michael, Nicole Scherzinger, Mariah Carey and Paula Abdul are possibilities, but that Christina Aguilera and Katy Perry are not. He also said that Elton John is absolutely not in the running "He's so grumpy nowadays. He'd just be moaning the whole time," said Cowell.

But Billy Bush takes Cowell's dig at John as a sign that the singer is "definitely in." "The catfight between these two is going to be epic," said Bush.

Watch Simon Cowell's full interview here:

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Dee Dee Martin

Please please put Paula on the XFactor. she's a sweet coo coo doll and there is nobody that doesn't love her including the contestants!!!

March 30 2011 at 1:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

X Factor will be huge just like it was in the UK .

March 05 2011 at 12:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

none of them...including simon himself would be doing any of this if not for money.....if the women would start one of these "new talent finding" shows..it would be different and a bigger hit than idol...if thats possible

March 05 2011 at 11:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

When does X Factor start?

March 05 2011 at 11:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Why is Cowell new show so big? Who is he. I hop X-Factor does poorly.

March 05 2011 at 9:53 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to podcat1023's comment

That means you're wishing yourself to do things poorly. It's all within...I'd become a whisker more positive if I were you! What you wish for you get... Why would you ever wish another to do poorly? What's wrong with your perspective that you feel that's appropriate?

March 05 2011 at 11:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

He might as well get Abdul, shes not doing anything, whens the last time she had a hit?

March 05 2011 at 9:22 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
Carol & Abbey

we want to hear Simon's commentary on this year's IDOL contestants!! Just once?? The judges this year are more like a cheer squad, all rah rah rah shish boom bah. I think Steve Tyler would say a contestant was wonderful for breaking wind, so long as she stayed on key.

March 03 2011 at 3:17 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply

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