Simon Cowell Says Paula Abdul ‘Is A Complex Person’

September 8, 2011 1:40 pm

Simon Cowell, former “American Idol” judge to now ‘X Factor’ judge, told Redbook how much he admires his long-term coworker and friend Paula Abdul, who also made the transition from “AI” to “The X-Factor” with him.

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We knew the dramatic duo as always bickering in between contestant auditions on the singing reality show and we will continue to see their fights in their upcoming talent show. But the Britain-raised critic who is known for caustic but honest criticism is actually praising his work partner: “I do really like people who disagree with me…probably my best friends in the world are the people I argue with the most because they don’t always say what you want to hear,” he explains to Redbook.

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In this case, opposites attract in their love-hate relationship, as he continues to rave that “she’s a complex person, but – this is going to sound very American – she’s got a great heart.”

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As for his new show, which we are anticipating to be a huge hit, premieres on September 21 only on FOX. Unlike “American Idol,” the age range varies from 12 to 80 with mind-boggling talent America has yet to see.

We hope to see performances worthy of standing ovations on the premiere September 21 only on FOX. Make sure to tune in!