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Idol—a decline of 8 percent—which Simon believes was due to a combination of factors, including former judge Paula Abdul 's departure . "We had a great team. The show's a different show," he says. "She's a survivor, Paula. She
Idol is embracing some big changes. The judge's table has been shaken up with two new kids on the block to replace Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell. Joining original "top dog" Randy Jackson are Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler and Hollywood triple
prize on Live to Dance, a dance competition show, in February 2011. One of their biggest fans is none other than Paula Abdul , who's also a judge and executive producer for the show. "I have not seen many kids who have the ability and exemplify
to be offered to me. I was a little apprehensive because I thought, 'Well, are they going to think I'm taking Paula [ Abdul ]'s job away from her?'" Since Ellen's always been a huge fan of the show, she says she brings a different
at the success." Before the Season 9 auditions even aired, American Idol had already seen its share of shakeups. Paula Abdul 's out, Ellen DeGeneres is in and Simon Cowell announced he's leaving Idol for his new talent show, X-Factor
re just so blessed and lucky that the show took off." But with Season 9 comes some major changes. Longtime judge Paula Abdul is out, and new judge Ellen DeGeneres will be taking her seat alongside Randy, Simon Cowell and Kara DioGuardi
Every Tuesday and Wednesday night, almost 30 million people grab a snack, get their dialing fingers ready and clear their schedules for the most watched show on television—American Idol. Ryan, Simon , Paula and Randy are still working with this year's talented new crop of contestants, but producers
After 9 years as the judge everyone loves to hate on American Idol, Simon Cowell is saying goodbye. In an exclusive farewell interview, he opens up about why he decided to leave and what comes next.