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American Idol: 9 Things Simon Cowell Wants You to Know

The live shows on American Idol haven't even kicked off yet and already there is drama. Simon Cowell addressed reports of arguments between he and Ellen DeGeneres, who he'd like to replace him next season and how much he really misses Paula Abdul.

1. Who does he think is going to win? Cowell is all for a woman being crowned the next Idol this season. "We've had a few years now of guys winning the show and I would say there is definitely a better chance of a girl winning the show this year, certainly than last year," he says. "I'd love to find a Taylor Swift, somebody who's relevant rather than just a contest winner."

Idol source: Contestant was dropped because of past record deal

2. It seemed difficult to...read more

American Idol Episode Recap: Orlando Auditions

Wednesday's American Idol took us to Orlando, the home of Disney World and the place, as Ryan Seacrest nauseatingly reminded us, where dreams come true. (There was even a "When You Wish Upon a Star" montage.) Dreams of Hollywood did come true for 31 singers, but the show spent so much time focusing on the newfound friendship between Kara DioGuardi and guest judge...read more

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