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Simon Cowell wants Madonna for 'The X Factor'

Madonna performs during the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLVI

Madonna performs during the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. (Feb. 5, 2012) (Credit: Getty Images)

Yes, Simon Cowell wants Madonna as a judge on "The X Factor" -- and this is not some rumor that some obscure website is trumpeting this morning.

Simon said it in a somewhat revealing interview Tuesday with his former girlfriend, Terri Seymour, on "Extra."

Take a look.

Oddly, he says Mariah Carey -- as busy mother and recording star -- will never be on the show because of the time commitment. But why Madonna -- who has pretty much the same issues -- would work out is never fully explained by bonny Prince Simon: 

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Tags: Simon Cowell , the x factor , Terri Seymour , extra , Mariah Carey , madonna

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