In September, Simon Cowell said Idol is "different" without Paula. He "missed her" and it's "like comparing a carrot to a banana." Today reports are that Paula has signed a $4.5 million contract for Simon's X Factor:
Simon flew Paula to London and wined and dined her relentlessly over the course of several days, even introducing her to everyone who works on X Factor."According to the latest on the X Factor, it will be a singing competition with no age limit, so...does America have a Susan Boyle?
"But what really clinched the deal was Simon’s pledge that she wouldn’t have to deal with all the nonsense and infighting that she hated on Idol."
We could therefore be seeing Simon and Paula together again on TV in 2011.