Cowell, who announced his departure from American Idol after the upcoming season's close to start production on The X Factor America, allegedly flew Abdrool out to the UK to meet the X Factor production team!
“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," a source claimed.
"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."
Will 2011 mark the return of Simon and Paula?????
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