Awww ... Simon Misses Paula on Idol

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 4, 2009 3:41 PM CDT
This past year's roster of "American Idol" judges.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Tight-lipped Simon Cowell doesn’t want to “get in the middle” of execs and departed American Idol judge Paula Abdul, he tells Extra, but he does say things are “different” without her. “I miss her, of course,” he says. Asked how the new lineup compares to the old, Cowell is characteristically blunt. “It's like comparing a carrot to a banana,” he says. “They are different.”