6/30/2009

In an effort to convince Simon Cowell to continue on "American Idol" after his contract expires in May, co-producers Fox and 19 Entertainment reportedly have offered the sharp-tongued judge as much as $144 million per season, according to London's Guardian newspaper. Cowell made an estimated $36 million last year. The hit show brings in as much as $900 million annually.

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