Most of the sexual tension was on Abdul’s part, the Idol’s “Mr. It used to bring about constant bickering, so bitter at times that all through the first two seasons they “couldn’t travel on the same place together.” When Walters, trying to put things straight, asked him outright if Abdul was bent on a relationship, Cowell said he was “a million per cent” sure.
talent show, "The X Factor," will be coming to the United States in the fall of 2011 with the acerbic critic in tow, according to Fox.
Cowell will be both executive producer and judge on "The X Factor." "I'm thrilled that we have put a date on the launch of the U. version of 'The X Factor,' and delighted to be continuing to work with Fox," said Cowell in a statement.
In 1979, he earned a position as an assistant to an A&R executive and was subsequently promoted to become a talent scout.
He, however, left the company in the early 1980s to form E&S Music with his boss at EMI, Ellis Rich.
While there were so many great moments from the epic sendoff, one of our favorites HAD to be Simon Cowell making a surprise appearance and reuniting with his former fellow judges Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson — and of course host Ryan Seacrest!
What made this so special was Cowell, who often has nothing but harsh things to say, got a bit misty as he reflected on all the fun memories of working on the show.
He said he missed Paula Abdul, the former "Idol" judge who left the show in August, but wouldn't confirm or deny whether she would appear on "X Factor" in the U. Cowell and Abdul had a good-naturedly contentious relationship on "Idol," with the tough-minded Brit often acting as bad cop to the "Forever Your Girl" singer's good cop.
Ellen De Generes, who's taking over Abdul's judging slot, joked about Cowell's announcement on her talk show Monday -- getting in a dig at NBC's late-night troubles as well. "But seriously, I am going to be very, very sad to see him go, because I think he's made the show what it is.
Denise Richards, too, thought Cowell was “a hot piece of ass” – though when the X Factor judge told that they had been on a date in Beverly Hills when Richards was into her last month of pregnancy, she denied it.