Steven Tyler & Simon CowellFormer 'American Idol' judge Simon Cowell says he's happy that Steven Tyler will take his place. "I always said it had to be someone who wasn't better looking than me and they achieved it," he said.

He poked fun at Tyler before collecting the Founders Award at the International Emmy Awards in New York on Monday night. Cowell said the Aerosmith frontman seems like a nice guy, adding Randy Jackson told him they were having a lot of fun.