Finally, the powers-that-be are making a decision that seems to make some sense. After years of drastic changes and various judging panels, each of which have moderately failed, American Idol is going to look and feel a whole lot more familiar. Producers are aiming to recapture a bit of the original magic that made the show absolutely huge for its first 8 years — and that means bringing back some familiar faces.
According to the June 23rd print edition of The National Enquirer, producers have managed to get Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson to sign on the dotted line one last time. Simon will make an estimated $15 million and Paula is set to make double what she originally did during Idol’s heyday.