Simon Cowell To Paula Abdul: You're Hired?

Now that Simon and Paula have both quit American Idol, are the former on-screen nemeses planning to team up for their second act?

TMZ reports that Paula Abdul has been in discussions with her former co-star about joining the judging panel of his new Fox talent show, The X Factor.

And Cowell himself addressed the rumors today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena: "I adore Paula. Whatever happens, I will be working with her in some capacity. Because I miss her."

Stay tuned.