After eight seasons on "American Idol" together, you'd think Paula Abdul would know Simon Cowell pretty well.But no one was more shocked to learn that the biting Brit was expecting his first child.toofab's Anna Kachikyan caught up with Paula at the Brent Shapiro Foundation Summer Spectacular over the weekend, where she was asked if she ever expected Simon would become a father."No," exclaimed Paula emphatically.In addition to Simon's cryptic mention that the two may someday work together again, Fox president of alternative entertainment Mike Darnell said in a statement: "We love Paula.She is a remarkable talent and we appreciate all of her contributions.This truly has been a blessing and I am most grateful."Steve Jones and judge Nicole Scherzinger this week, released his own blandly, warm-and-fuzzily worded official statement, saying: "I want to say a massive thank you to Paula, Nicole and Steve for being part of ' The X Factor' last year.
He worked as a record producer, talent scout and consultant within the music industry before producing the hit British TV show Simon Phillip Cowell was born on October 7, 1959 in London, England.
Paula Abdul had been fired from "The X Factor" by her old "friend" Simon Cowell--according to TMZ, via a lawyer's letter, with no personal communication from Simon himself (sort of the reality TV equivalent of a being broken up with by a bad boyfriend via Post-It). Refusing to bad-mouth her former boss, Paula tweeted a characteristically sweet statement Tuesday, saying: "Simon is, and will remain a dear friend of mine and I've treasured my experience working this past season with my extended family at Fox and Fremantle.
I want nothing more than for ' The X Factor' to exceed ALL of their wildest dreams.
They dated for about a year before splitting up due to hectic work schedules.
Simon Cowell was born on October 7, 1959, in London, England.
According to an interview Simon did with Barbara Walters on her "Most Fascinating People" special last year, "The truth was, on the first two seasons, we couldn't travel on the same plane together.