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Simon Cowell Gets Locked Up Like Hannibal For America's Got Talent's First Season 11 Teaser! Watch!

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He'll eat your liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti — AND insult your singing voice!

Simon Cowell may be famous stateside for judging American Idol and X Factor, but he's about to complete his trifecta.

That's because, as you may already know, the boisterous Brit is replacing Howard Stern for Season 11 of America's Got Talent!

Related: Just How Many People Tuned In For The American Idol Finale?

We first heard about Howard's exit way back in June of last year, but it looks like NBC wants us to get excited for Simon's return to TV because the competition series' first teaser is too much to handle!

We all love to hate Simon as an on-screen villain, but Heidi Klum, Mel B, Nick Cannon, and Howie Mandel, aren't taking any chances with their evil costar — going as far as locking him up Silence of the Lamb style!

Will U be tuning in for Simon on AGT??

Ch-ch-check out a sneak peek of America's Got Talent ahead of its premiere on May 31 at 8 p.m. EST on NBC (below)!!!

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The Ratings Are In — American Idol Said Goodbye To A LOT Of People On Thursday Night!

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What a ratings boom! A little too late though…

Simon Cowell, Barack Obama, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, and a whole host of others showed up for the series finale of American Idol on Thursday night, and that star power helped ensure a LOT of people watched the last episode ever of the impactful show!

While last season's finale was an all-time low for the music competition show, the star-studded appearances — and let's be honest, the idea that this was the last Idol ep EVER — ensured that last night's finale was up 76% in the 18-49 demographic, and up 61% in total viewers from the week before!!

Related: Watch The Emotional AI Reunion!

In total, the show drew 12.94 million people in to watch the two-hour finale, which was the best ratings for a finale that Idol has gotten in three years.

The FOX show sure may not be what it once was, but we can't forget how it influenced pop culture and gave us so many stars, like Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and more.

It appears viewers didn't forget that nostalgia, either — and sent Idol off into the sunset the right way!

Did U watch last night?! What'd U think of the finale??

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Watch Simon Cowell's Emotional Reunion With Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, & Ryan Seacrest On The American Idol Finale!

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Thursday night's American Idol series finale had EVERYTHING we could have ever hoped for!

Aside from crowning the winner, Jennifer Lopez performed her new song Ain't Your Mama as well as Let's Get Loud, and ALL your favorite Idol contestants took the stage to say goodbye!

Video: J.Lo Performs Ain't Your Mama & Let's Get Loud On The Idol Finale!

While there were so many great moments from the epic sendoff, one of our favorites HAD to be Simon Cowell making a surprise appearance and reuniting with his former fellow judges Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson — and of course host Ryan Seacrest!

What made this so special was Cowell, who often has nothing but harsh things to say, got a bit misty as he reflected on all the fun memories of working on the show. Simon even admitted he was a bit emotional as he said:

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Before The Big Finale, Relive American Idol's Top 10 WORST Auditions Of All Time!

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American Idol is coming to an end tonight.

The premiere reality singing competition has its big series finale tonight, complete with performances from all the most successful past contestants…

But what about all those contestants that didn't do so well??

The show has always been just as much about the bad auditions as the good, so we thought we'd make sure they were a part of the celebration too!

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American Idol Is Reuniting The COMPLETE Original Cast For The Series Finale — Including Brian Dunkleman & William Hung!

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This bangs!

American Idol kicks off its final week ever on Tuesday night, and yet we're still getting new information about the much anticipated finale.

That's because in addition to the news that Kelly Clarkson, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson will be stopping by to say goodbye to iconic reality show, original co-host Brian Dunkleman and She Bangs singer William Hung will also be making farewell appearances!

Video: Take A Look Back At The Worst American Idol Auditions Ever!

We wonder if Ryan Seacrest is going to be jealous he has to share the spotlight again? LOLz!!!

Other familiar faces scheduled to pop up include Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Ruben Studdard, and Clay Aiken, so get ready to feel all sorts of nostalgia.

Oh — and in case you still cared, the final three contestants vying for the crown are La'Porsha Renae, Dalton Rapattoni, and Trent Harmon.

Make sure to catch American Idol say goodbye to 15 seasons this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night on FOX!

[Image via Tai Urban/WENN and FOX.]

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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini Confirms She's Quitting The X Factor To Focus On Liam Payne Her Music Career!

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It looks like Simon Cowell has a seat to fill on the X Factor.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has confirmed she is quitting the popular singing competition series to focus on her music career!

The former Girls Aloud singer told reporters that she broke the news to Simon last week over dinner in El Lay — and her boss completely supported her decision!

Related: Simon Gives Liam Payne & Cheryl's Relationship His Approval

Speaking to The Daily Mail, the 32-year-old had only nice things to say about the series and working with the music mogul, but admitted she "missed making music."

She explained:

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Simon Cowell Gives Liam Payne & Cheryl Fernandez-Versini’s Relationship His Approval, Reveals They’re ‘Madly In Love’

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Simon gushes about the new couple!

Ah, young love!

Liam Payne and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini have now been going strong for over a month, and it sounds like Simon Cowell is more than happy to take their relationship seriously!

Related: Liam's Cousin Spills The Tea On The New Relationship

In a new interview, the former X Factor judge opened up to The Sun:

"I saw them together and we had a really nice dinner. They were on good form. They're like two little chipmunks madly in love. Literally, they were so cute."

Wow. Who knew the 56-year-old would be gushing this much about the couple??

Simon also added he "didn't have a clue" about the two's relationship until the news broke, but he confessed:

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