At the handshake event of the year, hands were not shaken.
Simon traded out his Pussycat Doll!
She's expected to announce it Monday morning, along with Britney Spears.
He's got his own singing competition to promote.
But can anyone really fill Nicole Scherzinger's shoes?
With signs of singing-competition fatigue, Glee fading, and House ending, the network needs fresh hits.
And other fun facts from his unauthorized biography.
"The fact the money is now set means that there is nothing stopping this from becoming a reality."
This is not a drill.
"I've always wanted a boy and a girl and that will definitely happen," Simon Cowell says.
After the show's firing spree, she's supposedly interested.
And only L.A. Reid got the part.
In which the X Factor winner performs in front of Elton John.
Aretha Franklin's comment: "Seriously?"
"What accent? I love Pepsi!" — Melanie Amaro
By making the firings public a week before last year's winner airs her Super Bowl ad, it makes it clear this show is not about the singers.