The new season of "American Idol" is in full swing, and "Extra" has the inside scoop on everything from Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell's future after "Idol," to what went down in the judges' chambers during Ellen's first week! But what about 'X Factor'?
Abdul tells "Extra's" Carlos Diaz that there could be more Simon in her future. As to a reunion in the works for Britain's "The X Factor," Paula cryptically says, "We'll see what happens."
Kara DioGuardi also dished to "Extra" about Ellen DeGeneres at the InStyle Golden Globes after party, where our Terri Seymour asked if DeGeneres is "Miss Nice or Miss Nasty at the judging table. " Kara answered, "It's neither, when she's critical, she does it in a way that she also gives a positive."
The "American Idol" auditions continue tonight on FOX. Check out the guy who gives his twist on the new "Idol" catchphrase, "Pants on the Ground."
See "Extra's" gallery of memorable "Idol" contestants below!