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Emmys 2011: Paula Abdul finds Simon Cowell 'charming' [Video]

September 18, 2011 | 10:24 pm

Paula Abdul at the 2011 Emmy Awards

No matter how much we've heard about "The X Factor" so far, "it's still not enough" for Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul said Sunday on the 2011 Emmys red carpet.

Onetime "American Idol" besties Cowell and Abdul are reunited for the talent competition, newly imported from Britain, which allows singers as young as 12 as well as those in their 50s and 60s, plus groups.

It's a collaborative effort, Abdul said, but "Simon is very clear about his vision for the show ... shall I say, it's charming to see him in his element. He's very happy ... this is very important to him. It's his baby."

"The X Factor," which also features judges L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger, and host Steve Jones, premieres Wednesday on Fox.



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Photo: Paula Abdul and Jane Lynch do their best accountant impressions during the 2011 Emmy Awards broadcast. Credit: Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press