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Ryan Seacrest Confirms ALL Original American Idol Judges Will Return For Final Season — But What About Nicki Minaj & Mariah Carey??

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We wouldn't want it any other way!

Ever since Fox announced the end of American Idol, we've had our nostalgia goggles on and have been thinking back on all the great moments the competition show gave us.

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Though we're sad to see it go after what will be 15 seasons on the air, we're definitely excited about the news Ryan Seacrest just dropped!

Seacrest told Access Hollywood

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Simon Cowell Dishes AGAIN That He Knew Zayn Malik Was Leaving One Direction Before It Happened — Were There Warning Signs??

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Does Simon Cowell know all??

In a recent interview with Event Magazine, the X Factor judge once again opened up about Zayn Malik leaving One Direction.

Ah, it's still too soon. WE KID!

Regardless, the 56-year-old revealed that he knew that the former 1D member was going to split from the boyband before it even happened. Say what??

Related: Simon Cowell Finally Opens Up About His Affair

He shared:

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Simon Cowell Finally Opens Up About His Affair With His Best Friend's Wife In A Wide-Ranging, Vulnerable Interview

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This is an inneresting interview!

It has been a few years since news of the pregnancy and affair scandal first broke, and now Simon Cowell is finally talking openly about the affair and how he feels looking back on it!

Related: Simon Apologizes For His Awkward Zayn Malik Joke!

The affair, between Cowell and Lauren Silverman — who is now his partner, and had previously been the wife of Cowell's best friend Andrew Silverman — apparently dates all the way back to 2009, and it of course resulted in the birth of Simon's son, Eric, who is now nearly two years old.

the 56-year-old at the center of the scandal was surprisingly blunt in speaking to DailyMail.com's Mail on Sunday Event magazine:

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Simon Cowell Apologizes For That Awkward Zayn Malik Comment! See What He Really Meant By That Joke!

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Someone put his foot in his mouth!

We knew it wouldn't be long before Simon Cowell apologized for that awkward joke he made about Zayn Malik… right in front of One Direction!

ICYMI: Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Niall Horan were presenting the music mogul with an award at the Music Industry Trusts event, when he made a very interesting comment about the boy band's former member!

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The 56-year-old had said:

"Just my luck I get the award I've been wanting all my life and I'm completely hammered. Guys, who misses Zayn?"

Well, the American Idol alum found out very quickly that, actually, a LOT of people miss Zayn.

Sure, the 22-year-old walked out on the guy group earlier this year to pursue a solo career. But, since Perrie Edwards' former fiancé used to be one-fifth of 1D, there are still plenty of Directioners who love him regardless of his relationship with the other boys.

That means it was only a matter of time before the UK native backtracked on his controversial quip. Hey, he said he was drunk, after all!

The TV personality recently went on Fresh 102.7 in New York to tell radio hosts Trey and Ghia that he didn't mean any harm by what he said, confessing:

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Too Soon? Simon Cowell Makes A Hilariously Awkward Zayn Malik Joke — Right In Front Of One Direction! See What He Said!

| Filed under: Music MinuteAwardzSimon CowellX FactorOne DirectionZayn MalikHarry StylesLouis TomlinsonLiam PayneNiall Horan

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Did Simon Cowell just made the most awkward joke of 2015?

The X Factor judge made a slight jab at Zayn Malik this week when he was honored with a music industry award this week — RIGHT in front of One Direction!

The boys of 1D introduced their boss at the Music Industry Trusts event to accept an award based on his contributions to the music biz!

Video: American Idol Releases Emotional Promo For Its Final Season!

But the memorable part of the night was definitely when Cowell went on stage to collect his trophy, and gave some cheeky banter about the former band member!

He said to the audience, grabbing the mic:

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One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson & Simon Cowell Are Putting Together A Girl Band!

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Can lightning strike twice?!

While One Direction prepares for its upcoming hiatus, many of the band members are pursuing side projects.

Such is the case with Louis Tomlinson!

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Recently, the pop star sat down with Rochelle Hulmes and Melvin Odoom on the X Factor Youtube channel, and revealed that him and Simon Cowell are putting together a girl group!

The 23-year-old said

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Simon Cowell Is Bringing His Trademark Brand Of Mean To America's Got Talent — He's Replacing Howard Stern!

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Well that didn't take very long.

When the only American on the panel for America's Got Talent announced that he would not be returning for Season 11, we were curious to see who would be his replacement.

And while Howard Stern is certainly a character, AGT managed to get an even bigger name in reality TV judging… Simon Cowell!

Video: Simon Offends X Factor Contestants When He's Assigned Above 25s

Despite the fact that American Idol is about to air its final season next year on FOX, Simon will be lending his talents to NBC for 2016 instead.

The 56-year-old will join Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel as the fourth judge alongside host Nick Cannon.

Are U excited for Simon's first American TV spot since X Factor??

[Image via Ivan Nikolov/WENN.]

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