Simon Cowell Talks Paula, Ellen and Engagement on ‘The Tonight Show’

by | March 9, 2010 at 10:13 AM | American Idol, The Tonight Show, TV News

'American Idol's Simon Cowell Brings Fiancee Mezghan Hussainy on Stage During 'The Tonight Show' (NBC)

'American Idol's Simon Cowell Brings Fiancee Mezghan Hussainy on Stage During 'The Tonight Show' (NBC)

American Idol‘ fans will definitely have something to cheer about when Simon Cowell and his former playmate Paula Abdul start working together again, a fact Cowell confirmed while on Monday’s ‘Tonight Show with Jay Leno.’

Whether or not Abdul will work on the upcoming American version of ‘The X-Factor’ remains uncertain, but Cowell told Leno he’ll “definitely be doing something with [Abdul].”

Besides ‘The X-Factor,’ Cowell stopped by ‘The Tonight Show’ to dish about his new co-judge, Ellen DeGeneres, and even mention his early favorite on ‘Idol’ this season, singer Crystal Bowersox, calling her “different” with a “great voice.”

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As for those pesky rumors of fights between DeGeneres and Cowell, he kept things fun by joking, “I thought we were getting on fine, and then she moved to the other side of the table.” He then got serious, telling Leno the two of them “get on fine.”

With Abdul no longer by his side and no shot at love with DeGeneres, Cowell moved on and got engaged to Mezhgan Hussainy — after pussyfooting around about the engagement rumors, Cowell finally admitted he bought her a ring in London.