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.

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