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Simon Cowell, Movie Producer


There's no summer break for TV's hardest working mogul! Simon Cowell is in London with our Terri Seymour and telling "Extra" about his surprising new career -- as a movie producer!

Simon is teaming with Paramount for a rags-to-riches biopic about Paul Potts, the English opera sensation who won Simon's hit, "Britain's Got Talent."

"Paramount Studios wants to do it, so they're making a movie," he explained. But will Mr. Nasty make a cameo? "I don't think so," he said. "Haven't thought about that." Ryan Seacrest, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul will not be making cameos, either. "I'll get them tickets to the premiere, don't worry," he said.

As to who Simon would like to portray him on the big screen? Brad Pitt! "It's believable," he joked. Simon also says he's not worried about last season's ratings dip on "American Idol," explaining, "I think it's fixable. I think everyone took themselves a bit too seriously last year."

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