Yes, yes, call this a slight non-issue, all right, but someone's got to talk about this, right? We did mention before, Simon Cowell's interview with a British tabloid about his plans to leave American Idol soon, partly because of his involvement with a couple of other reality talent shows across the pond, which is keeping him busier than he expected, it seems.
Of course, folks are quick to speculate that it could be his tactic to get an advantage when his contract--which ends this year, by the way--gets renegotiated with the folks at Fox. What's a better way to increase your salary, right? Or, at the very least, it was him pandering to the Brits when he said it. Look like he's serious, though. "When I signed the latest extension on Idol through next season, it felt like that was going to be the right amount of time," he told The New York Times. "It still feels right."
And he says whoever out there is saying he's just playing the cards to get the upper hand doesn't know him well. "I have as good a relationship with the people from Fox as you possibly can have," he said. "They've become friends. I don't bull them. I don't want to get bored, and I don't want the audience to get bored."
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