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SIMON SAYS... SHOW ME THE CASH!

Here's further proof that it does in fact pay to be brutally honest: Simon Cowell — who had previously insisted his days as American Idol's evil judge were over — has inked a lucrative new pact with Fox that includes three more annual Idol contests. In addition, the deal — reportedly worth north of $10 million — gives the biting Brit a hefty pay raise and his very own production company at Fox. And to avoid ruffling feathers, rumor has it the network will grant Paula Abdul's demand for free two-hour parking with validation.

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Here's further proof that it does in fact pay to be brutally honest: Simon Cowell — who had previously insisted his days as American Idol's evil judge were over — has inked a lucrative new pact with Fox that includes three more annual Idol contests. In addition, the deal — reportedly worth north of $10 million — gives the biting Brit a hefty pay raise and his very own production company at Fox. And to avoid ruffling feathers, rumor has it the network will grant Paula Abdul's demand for free two-hour parking with validation.