Katy Perry joins the American Idol judging table for one episode of season nine. She's seen here.
Randy, Simon and Kara are seen here during an early stage of season nine. They are joined by guest judge Avril Lavigne.
This is the usual Simon Cowell look. He pulls off a t-shirt as well as anyone in Hollywood.
Simon Cowell makes American Idol for us. If he left, millions of viewers might follow him out the door.
We give Simon Cowell a thumbs-up on his persona. His chest hair? Not so much.
Don't expect Simon Cowell to go anywhere any time soon. The judge is too important to the ratings of American Idol.
Simon Cowell is hilarious, honest and really pretty handsome. He's one of our favorite TV personalities.
Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul help make American Idol what it is. That and the superstar singers and Sanjayas of the world.
Here's your new panel of judges on American Idol: Kara DioGuardi poses with Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson.

Simon Cowell Biography

New American Idol Judges
Simon Cowell is our favorite American Idol judge. He's sometimes mean, but always honest and entertaining. He also knows how to put Paula... More »
Simon Phillip Cowell
Full Name
Brighton, East Sussex, England

Simon Cowell Quotes

It was a little bit like Chihuahua trying to be a tiger.

Simon Cowell [following David Archuleta's attempt to sing a Chris Brown song]

I’d pack your suitcase.

Simon Cowell [to Jason Castro, after the former sung "I Shot the Sheriff"]