Back of Shirtless Simon Still Loves Paula After hitting the clubs in St. Tropez on Sunday night, Simon Cowell recovered yesterday with some shirtless jet ski time with his ex, Sinitta. Simon had his hands full smoking cigarettes and sipping drinks, but he found the time to make a statement about Paula Abdul's possible departure from American Idol. He said, "She'll be fine. She'll be on the show. I don't get a lot of say. I've just made it clear that I want Paula on the show." Simon usually calls the shots when it comes to the AI hopefuls and we're hoping his clout will help ensure that Paula's friendly face will be back at the judges table next season. View 25 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 To see a lot more of shirtless Simon, just . View 25 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Photo 6 Photo 7 Photo 8 Photo 9 Photo 10 Photo 11 Photo 12 Photo 13 Photo 14 Photo 15 Photo 16 Photo 17 Photo 18 Photo 19 Photo 20 Photo 21 Photo 22 Photo 23 Photo 24 Photo 25 Comments twoloversandlove 8 years All Paula Abdul's Fan want Paula to be the next season, she makes american idol every day and she is perfect ! :) nicklover 8 years If anyone from the original judges arent there next season i wont be wacthing it. Its the judges that makes the show so osum most of the time. Briandiesel 8 years I like that he is saying he doesn't have a lot of pull when its pretty clear with his paycheck that he in fact does. A LOT of pull. I wouldn't like it if Paula wasn't on there.. for some strange reason. I hope Kara comes back also- ilanac13 8 years well you have to love a guy that's concise and to the point with few words. :) i guess his relationship with paula is solid and that's a good thing for her. i guess they just want something more to talk about to get the ratings up for the next season.