Fox was willing to pay Simon anything to stay on ‘American Idol’

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If it were up to Fox, they would have played a game of Simon Says with Simon Cowell, and the “American Idol” judge would have stayed in place beyond this season, according to sources.

“The ‘American Idol’ people were desperate for Simon to stay,” a show insider told Life & Style magazine. “They told him to name his price (to stay), but he still walked away.”

Full story: Scoop: Fox was ready to pay Simon anything – The Scoop- msnbc.com.