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The X Factor

Simon Cowell Spills on Catty Judges and the J.Lo Split!

T-minus eight weeks and counting until The X Factor finally premieres, but Simon Cowell has already been dishing on his fellow judges and their (not so) catty behavior.

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"[There is] no rivalry whatsoever," Simon told Extra about judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. "You know we've got names for them now — Sylvester the cat, and Tom from Tom and Jerry. Sylvester's Nicole and Tom is Paula."

So would this make Simon the catnip? Hmm… moving on, how does Simon feel about the talent he's seen so far? "There are certain contestants, mostly girls, when they come out, we call them D.O.A.s — too young, too cute, too talented, literally dead on arrival!"

Speaking of D.O.A., what was Simon's reaction to the surprising divorce of Idol judge Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony? "I didn't see it coming," he said. "They always seemed to get on. They would bicker, but everyone bickers."

Tune in to see the judges bicker when The X Factor premieres September 21 on Fox.

Source: Extra TV

07.27.2011 / 12:34 AM EDT by Heidi Hurst
Related: The X Factor, Gossip, Simon Cowell

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