Simon Cowell: Tommy Mottola would be a good 'The X Factor' judge
By Christopher Rocchio, 01/16/2010
While he's yet to announce who will be joining him on the judging panel of Fox's new American The X Factoredition, Simon Cowell appears to already have some specific names in mind.
"It's pointless hiring judges who don't know anything about the music business. I'll probably go and find someone who did what I did for a living. I was an A&R guy for 20 years," Cowell toldThe New York Post in a Friday report.
"I thought [music producer] Tommy Mottola would be a good choice. He was the guy who was the head of Sony -- he guided [Mariah Carey] -- very flamboyant, knows what he's talking about."
Cowell inked a deal with Fox on Monday that will end his American Idol judging role while also launching his British The X Factor reality competition series for the network in Fall 2011.