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Simon Cowell Has a "Brilliant" Idea: He Could Bring Katy Perry and John Mayer to "X Factor"


SIMON COWELL has a "brilliant" idea: He could bring KATY PERRY and JOHN MAYER to "X Factor" to replace departing judges BRITNEY SPEARS and L.A. REID. This is just an IDEA at this point, and a rumored one at that.   Of course, Katy and John have reportedly been dating, on and off, for about six months now, although it's unclear what their status is right now.

Word has it Simon is treating this like a package deal, and has a $20 MILLION offer on the table for them both to come onboard. (That seems a little soft. Britney reportedly cost him at least $15 million alone last season.)

A so-called "source" says "Simon sees it as a 'brilliant' pairing. Katy is sassy, honest and a huge star, while John's more reserved. Having them as rivals would be genius, if they had on-air bust-ups, it'd be un-missable."

Speaking of Simon, he's also announced that he's starting a new talent competition, online. You can read more about that here.