Simon Cowell already gave his official statement, but let's be real, there's no juice there!! Just stuff cleaned up by a publicist probably…
On firing Paula Abdul: I would've liked to have kept her. She was very gracious and I said that to her. She understands it's business; it's never personal.
On firing Nicole Scherzinger: I don't think she's mad. I think she's disappointed.
On keeping L.A. Reid: There's not a record executive out there who is as good as him for the job.
On season one success: It's only because I opened my big mouth and said we were going to get 20 million viewers. If I hadn't said that, everybody would be saying the show was a huge success.
On The Voice's judges as competition: How many hit records have they made? How many artists have they discovered?
On bringing Mariah Carey in: I would love her, but you can't expect someone who's just had two kids to make the kind of commitment you would need on this show.
Snap, snap Voice!! Snap, snap!!
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