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Simon Cowell Wants Record Exec Tommy Mottola For US X Factor

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Looks like Simon may have found a new judge for the US X Factor.

Yesterday, we learned that Cheryl Cole would NOT be getting a judge position on the show, so it comes as no surprise that Fox is now announcing that American record exec Tommy Mottola is up for a judging position.

Here's what a source at Fox had to say about it:

"Simon and Tommy have known each other for years since their days at Sony and Simon has wanted to get Tommy on board one of his shows for a long time."

"They get on extremely well and this could be the moment where they finally get on screen together. Tommy’s from the Bronx in New York, he’s tough talking, doesn’t pull any punches and will make great TV."

Cowell isn't expected to make an official announcement about US X Factor judges until next month, but it definitely seems like Mottola will be on board.

What do U think of Tommy Mottola as a judge? Who would U like to see as a judge on the show?

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8 comments to “Simon Cowell Wants Record Exec Tommy Mottola For US X Factor



  1. 1

    HA! AT LEAST THAT PUTS FAT-RIAH CAREY OUT OF CONTENTION. TOMMY HAS ISSUES OF HIS OWN. XFACTOR (US) LOOKING LIKE A TRAIN WRECK DISASTER ALREADY. JUDGING PANEL?? MORE LIKE REHAB PANEL OF CONTROL ISSUES.



  2. 2

    Well, Mottola created Mariah (without mentioning he spent in her so many millions in promotion), so I think he has a fine eye for artists and what to look in them, and definitely knows how to molde a star.
    Since Mariah left Mottola all she has done is like 2 real hits and lots of trashy music compared to her 90s, she hasnt even been able to surpass herself from her 90s times.



  3. 3

    Seems like he is actually qualified.



  4. 4

    Re: bleahf – isnt that what all record companies do ??? You dont think Will Smith did the same thing >>for Willow ..there are way more talented kids than her .we now have Kim Kardashian >.only difference is Mariah is talented>>>



  5. 5

    who cares! american idol is sooo freaking good this year , couldnt care less to xfactor and boring simon to be honest



  6. 6

    I think it is a great idea. TM is a true legend in this buisness.
    This said, I think X Factor is not going to be as successful as AI.
    Ratings have shown, life went on without Simon and is doing fine. lol. I think Simon over estimated his own imprtance.



  7. 7

    He is great!!!! and I like his wife Thalia



  8. 8

    I dont know him but he sounds qualified plus he's american. Thumbs Up I'd say!