"Nothing surprises me anymore. I think he should have come to me with it, if I'm being honest with you," Simon said
"He was introduced to Mark last year and they hit it off. They talked and worked on some ideas. This is the first to make it to the screen and could be the first of many. Simon is excited," revealed a source
Simon and Howard have been jointly named as the top-earning personalities in entertainment
Excerpt: Madonna has reportedly been booked to appear on the final episode of the current season of The X Factor
The X Factor and American Idol judge Simon Cowell, who welcomed his newborn baby boy Eric with girlfriend Laurem Silverman on February 14, posted the first pictures of his baby on Twitter.