Simon Cowell is back from his month-long vacation in the south of France -- and "Extra's" Terri Seymour had to catch him up on all the latest entertainment news, including how David Hasselhoff is a contestant on "Dancing with the Stars."

"Is he really? Genius booking. I will put money that he will win," Cowell said.

See photos of the "DWTS" Season 11 contestants rehearsing!

Did Cowell know Ellen DeGeneres would leave "American Idol"? "I hadn't got a clue. Genuinely hadn't got a clue."

The former "Idol" judge had nice things to say about Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, who have reportedly signed deals to be judges. "Yeah, I think they are all good people. Jennifer, I got to know quite well and I've never met Steven before, but I think it would be interesting."

As for his own show, "The X Factor," Cowell said they were close to signing on the first judge, and he's excited about the possibilities for the show to find new talent. "We may find five Justin Biebers in a group, five Miley Cyruses, the next Spice Girls."

And as the Hoff gets ready to do "DWTS," here's a message from Cowell: "I will be voting for you to win 'Dancing with the Stars.' Good luck, precious!"

Check out Hasselhoff's recent YouTube video of his "Dancing" rehearsal!

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