Cowell Done with 'Idol'?


Is Simon Cowell ready to move on from "American Idol"?

That's the honest truth! Cowell told The Daily Mirror he's thinking about leaving the show after his contract is up next season. In addition to his duties on "American Idol," Simon works on Britain's "X Factor" and "Britain's Got Talent."

Cowell confessed, "I can't imagine not doing 'Britain's Got Talent' and I can't imagine not doing 'The X Factor.' But I guess America is more likely to go because I have got one year under contract." He continued, "Maybe that will be the end."

The "mean" judge also makes the point that he doesn't want to come off as "whiny," but "there is a point where I am not sure we can keep this schedule up."