Simon Cowell to Leave American Idol
Having Paula Abdul ripped away from us was bad enough, now we have to mentally prepare ourselves for “American Idol” sans Simon? Nooo!
Fans of Simon Cowell have been on pins and needles for months due to rumors regarding the judge’s departure from Idol.
And while the man himself has yet to stand up and declare that he is indeed leaving, his brother Tony Cowell let the cat out of the bag on his radio show “Fame Game.”
“Meanwhile, Simon prepares for a new season of Idol, or should I say his last season of Idol – OK, I will, because it is,” Tony said. “As I sit here in the sunny Caribbean with my family, a press statement is being prepared which will confirm what everyone expected: Simon will leave Idol at the end of 2010 to concentrate on bringing the American version of The X Factor to U.S. TV in 2011.”
*Sigh.* Will you continue to watch AI even after the best judge on the planet exits stage left? (Fox 411)