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Simon Opens Up On Why Paula Abdul's X Factor Deal Took So Long!

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Yesterday, we were THRILLED to learn that Paula Abdul had joined X Factor US as a judge!

We were happy for Paula, who seems VERY excited to be back at Simon's side.

Now, Simon has opened up about why there was such a delay with securing Paula's deal as an X Factor judge, and he's blaming the lawyers:

"I would've canceled today (if deal hadn't gone through)."

"The issue was that these conversations had gone on long enough. It's not like I sprung this on somebody. I just thought it's time for everyone to do their job and get the deal done. I couldn't have sat in front of you lot and said (Paula) wanted to do the deal and we couldn't."

"I could just sense that the public would've been disappointed without Paula. You see how we are; we get on really well."

Sources say that one of the issues with the deal had to do with her short-lived show Live to Dance, but Simon was determined to make it work anyway:

"She's Paula Abdul. Nothing's ever easy, but I'm used to it."

All very nice to hear! There's something sweet about Simon's loyalty to Paula. We approve!

Are U happy that Paula Abdul will be joining forces with Simon once again for The X Factor US?

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12 comments to “Simon Opens Up On Why Paula Abdul's X Factor Deal Took So Long!”

  1. 1

    Yes, glad to see her on the X factor!

  2. 2

    yay!!! saula's back! lol they love eachother..

  3. 3

    He looks like a GOOBER!

  4. 4

    they really were the best judges on idol have no idea why they left and randy of all people got to stay!!

  5. 5

    I'm ok with Paula being on the show. Not happy about that whore Cheryl Tweedy, she's been sucking Simon's dick for years that's how she got the X Factor gigs.

  6. @v@ says – reply to this


    Good for Simon, finally. Paula, too.

  7. 7

    Yes. Pauls is cool. I think she is probably as sweet in real life as she comes across. She's very funny too!

  8. 8

    Simon you made a big impression on me.and a good one,loyalty is everything,also idol panel is good but a little sappy..no laughs there……paula's the pizazz..

  9. 9

    Great. Why don't we just go ahead and reward all the strung out, brain dead, egomaniac whores the world over!

  10. 10

    Good now I get to listen to her nonsense and watch her chaotic behavior on X-Factor. Paula is annoying.

  11. 11

    Amen!!!!!!!!!!! I love Paula.

  12. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: mattyvoyager – I hear you, but she was still the heart and soul of Idol nevertheless. She's been mentoring dancers and singers for over 20 years now, and there's a method behind her madness. She's sincere in what she does.