Paula Abdul Won’t Return To ‘X Factor’ In Season 2 Shakeup By Simon Cowell

Paula Abdul Leaves X FactorBREAKING… EXCLUSIVE: Today at The X Factor there was a bloodbath which just claimed its biggest name. Not only are host Steve Jones and judge Nicole Scherzinger exiting from the Fox show, but now a Simon Cowell … Read More »

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UPDATE: Nicole Scherzinger & Steve Jones Both Out Of ‘The X Factor’ For Season 2

By | Monday January 30, 2012 @ 5:15pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATE: Well, it didn’t take long for the other shoe to drop. Shortly after it confirmed Steve Jones’ departure as host, Fox also confirmed the departure of Nicole Scherzinger as a judge. The two, originally paired as co-hosts, had been … Read More »

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Report: Steve Jones Leaving ‘The X Factor’

By | Tuesday December 20, 2011 @ 12:06am PST
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATE: A rep for Jones called the  Daily Mirror story “a fabrication.” “There have been absolutely no conversations about Steve Jones Leaving The X Factor,” the rep said. “Steve is very happy with the outcome of this season … Read More »

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It’s Official: Nicole Scherzinger & Steve Jones To Host ‘X Factor’

By | Saturday May 7, 2011 @ 6:44pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

‘X FACTOR’S DRAMA, DRAMA, DRAMA: Nicole Scherzinger Didn’t Want Corbin Bleu As Co-Host; Now Steve Jones Done Deal As Replacement

Multi-talented performer and chart-topping artist Nicole Scherzinger and British TV personality Steve Jones will host THE X FACTOR, the highly anticipated singing competition series debuting this fall on FOX. Scherzinger, who recently served as a guest judge on the U.K. version of “The X Factor,” is a singer, songwriter and performer and Jones began his career as a fashion model and has gone on to host some of the U.K.’s biggest TV shows.

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‘X FACTOR’S DRAMA, DRAMA, DRAMA: Paula Abdul Asked To Show Up As Judge Without Done Deal; Nicole Scherzinger Didn’t Want Corbin Bleu As Co-Host; Now Steve Jones Done Deal As Replacement

EXCLUSIVE: Simon Cowell sure knows how to turn up the behind-the-scenes drama on TV shows, whether he’s appearing on them or producing them. I’ve just learned that Paula Abdul has been asked to show up for the judges panel for his U.S. version of The X Factor in Los Angeles on Sunday. But here’s the thing: I’m told her deal still isn’t done yet but is in “final negotiations.” Reps are working all day and probably all night to get it done before tomorrow’s 1 PM and 6 PM tapings of auditions with wannabe contestants when the full judgespanel assembles for the first time at USC’s Galen Center. But Simon Cowell is counting on his former American Idol sidekick to show up anyway because, hey, they’re friends. ”But will she really show up? No way her reps will let her go if that deal isn’t done,” an insider just told me. The sticking point at first was that CBS still had a hold on Abdul stemming from her deal to headline another TV talent series as lead judge, Live to Dance, which debuted in January 2011 only to be canceled after one season. CBS wasn’t letting Paula go to Fox at first. That now seems to have been ironed out, but there still are several deal points to finalize. “She’s been asked to show up tomorrow whether her deal is done or not,” an insider explained to me.

Meanwhile, there’s also been behind-the-scenes drama regarding picking the hosts for The X Factor. Read More »

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