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Thread: Simon Cowell gets $36m a year for American Idol

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    Default Simon Cowell gets $36m a year for American Idol

    Simon Cowell earns $36 million a year for American Idol -- far more than his counterparts, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, according to former Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe.
    Speaking to an Australian newspaper Lythgoe praised the music mogul's negotiating tactics -- and hinted that Simon's bumper pay packet has caused bad blood among his costars.
    He says, "Randy and Paula's salary has never been advertised and Simon has been in Forbes which is why I am talking about it.
    "But there is always jealousy in every job.
    "Why is he getting more than the other two judges? Because it is believed that he brings more to the table."
    He adds, "Simon has actually handled his negotiations quite brilliantly. He has only ever negotiated by the year.
    "And now he is getting something like $22,000 per minute."

    Simon Cowell Gets $36m a Year For American Idol | Showbiz Spy
    eat a hot bowl of dicks.

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    AI wouldn't be what it is without Simon. No one waits to see what the reaction of Randy and Paula are. Randy and Paula are very replacable, and no one would know the difference. Simon is hard to replace, and he made it that way.

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    Non-scowlin' bitch.

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    In the early days of American Idol, I had a lot of respect for Simon and his opinion. That totally changed after this past season of AI.

    There's no way anyone will ever convince me that he didn't see the results of this year's winner and come up with that lame apology to David Cook prior to the announcement to cover his ass because -as we know - he always has to be right. Like most of the AI fans, he expected Archuleta to win and said as much. Archuleta did score a 'knock out' on finale night so his backpeddling didn't go over well with me. He lost a lot of fans with that. He's become so transparent now, it's not even funny.

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    Wow - our values are totally screwed...

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    i'd do him.
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    I love him. I think he's hot as hell, and AI would suck without him. The other two judges bore me shitless.

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