Simon Cowell on Howard Stern, 'America's Got Talent', and Piers Morgan
"Extra" caught up with Simon Cowell backstage after "The X Factor" elimination show to talk about Piers Morgan leaving "America's Got Talent" (which Cowell also produces) -- and about the buzz that "AGT" is in talks with Howard Stern to replace Morgan.
Cowell said he loves Stern, but admitted, "That would be a difficult guy to produce."
The "X Factor" judge wished his friend Morgan success in his decision to concentrate on his CNN show, "Piers Morgan Tonight."
Cowell said, "He's got a big year coming up next year with the elections, and he's made a name for himself now. He's a grown-up. But we'll be working together again."
Meanwhile, judge Paula Abdul told "Extra" the elimination show Thursday was an emotional one, as she had a hard time selecting who had to go. "There's nothing any of my groups could have done to be any better, brighter, bigger. They worked hard and they were fantastic."