He combines activities in both the television and music industries.
The 54-year-old said while she was 'excited' to see the new version of the competition she will not be part of the ABC Network reboot during a chat with Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford on Today on Monday.
Paula, Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell were the original panel of judges when American Idol made it's debut in 2002 on Fox.
"I'd let her stay for a few hours, but then it would have to be goodnight," he joked.
PHOTOS: Get to Know ' X Factor's' Top 17 Finalists But the two weren't always on good terms.
He is currently appearing on the fourteenth series of the UK's The X Factor, and recently appeared on the twelfth season of America's Got Talent and the eleventh series of Britain's Got Talent.