09/11/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Simon Cowell Set For $45M A Year 'Idol' Contract

While Paula Abdul combs the Help Wanted ads, her fellow judge on American Idol, Simon Cowell is apparently going to be snipping at contestants on the top-rated FOX show for the next three seasons, at least �" at a salary of $45 million a year, up from his current $36 million

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