Simon Cowell judging three more years of 'American Idol'
Sources say he'll be going from $36 million a year to $45 million a year, which is not that far off from the rumors he pooh-poohed not too long ago. We reported that he was in the works to make between $100 million and $145 million to stick around for three more years. Well, he's doing two more years (past his already-set contract) at $45 million, which is $90 million. If he signed on for a third year after that at the same rate, he'd be at $135 million, so the $100-$145 million range was pretty close.
Simon Cowell to make more money than God
Simon Cowell, Ryan Seacrest support Paula Abdul
Paula Abdul not returning to "American Idol"
Follow Zap2It Idol on Twitter and follow Zap2It's general feed for all your movies, TV and celebrity news
Also check out Small Screen Scoop -- Andrea's other TV stomping ground