Cowell's current TV commitments may have made it difficult for him to return to (Left to right) FOX's American Idol judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson pse peaceably at the FOX 2002 Summer TCA Tour at the Huntington Ritz Carlton Hotel in Pasadena, CA on Monday, July 22, 2002.
Photo credit: Kevin Winter/Image Direct Simon Cowell with a Wilson's leather bag during The 2002 Teen Choice Awards - Backstage Creations Talent Retreat - Day 1 at Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, United States. Cohen/Wire Image)Simon Cowell during Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell, and Christina Christian of American Idol Leave MTV's TRL - August 18, 2002 at Times Square in New York City, New York, United States.
Terri Seymour on Thursday, Cowell said: "I was asked to do it, and the answer is no." He added: "I have no interest. It was a different time with Randy, Ryan and Paula.
You can't re-create that." was Cowell's breakthrough in America, with the British record producer's acerbic wit and harsh putdowns a mainstay of the original series.
As for him, he confessed to having had second thoughts about it.
(Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4000 -- Pictured: (l-r) TV personality Simon Cowell during an interview with host Jay Leno on March 2, 2011 (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' airs every weeknight, ( - a.m., ET), following 'Nightline,' featuring a diverse lineup of guests that include celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band.He even named Cowell as a co-respondent in the papers, meaning he could be called to the witness stand. In April Kenya Moore announced during "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" reunion show that she and husband Marc Daly are expecting their first child.Says an insider, "Lauren and her husband would even stay in Simon's guesthouse in L. "The marriage was not made in heaven," Lauren's mother, Carole Saland, tells Us. Adds a Lauren pal, "Andrew always went on trips without her.She felt he treated her like garbage." Lauren, 36, turned to Cowell — and before long the two gave in to a mutual attraction.He started off working in the mail room, but worked very hard and spent his time learning how the music industry worked.