"American Idol" starts its ninth season tonight, and everything is up for grabs.
Simon Cowell is leaving after this year. Paula Abdul already left, to be replaced by comedian Ellen DeGeneres.
Cowell announced Monday that this season of "Idol" will be his last, so that he can focus on launching the American version of "The X Factor," which Fox has picked up for the fall 2011 season when "Idol" is on hiatus. Cowell will serve as judge and executive producer for the show.
And, according to The...Full Story