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X Factor Shake-Up! Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones All Out

THE X FACTOR: THE X FACTOR, hosted by Steve Jones and featuring judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger,  will award the next superstar solo artist or breakout musical group with a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music. THE X FACTOR will air on FOX. Pictured L-R: Nicole Sherzinger, Steve Jones, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and L.A. Reid. CR: Nino Munoz / FOX.

Jones, out. And Scherzinger, too. And Abdul three!

On the heels of Brit personality Steve Jones announcing that he will not be returning as host of the Stateside adaptation of The X Factor, it’s also been confirmed that Nicole Scherzinger is parting ways with the Fox series as well. And now comes word via TVLine’s sister site that Paula Abdul has also been shown the door. READ MORE

It's Official: Nicole Scherzinger Will Replace Cheryl Cole on U.S. X Factor


Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Cheryl Cole is out as a judge on the upcoming U.S. version of The X Factor and cohost Nicole Scherzinger is in.

The worst kept secret in Hollywood was finally confirmed this morning by Fox and X producers FremantleMedia and Syco TV. Here’s the complete statement: READ MORE

Report: X Factor Shakes Up Judges! Cheryl Cole Out? Nicole Scherzinger In?


Cheryl Cole, the fellow Brit X Factor judge who followed Simon Cowell to the US offshoot, has reportedly been ousted from Fox series by none other than …READ MORE

X Factor Names Nicole Scherzinger, Brit Steve Jones as Hosts; Paula Abdul Officially on Board


Former Pussycat Doll/Dancing star Nicole Scherzinger and Brit hunk Steve Jones have officially been named hosts of Fox’s U.S. port of The X Factor, to premiere this fall.

Interestingly, one of the two was not executive producer Simon Cowell’s first choice. American Idol vet Paula Abdul, meanwhile, has officially closed a deal to join the judges dais. … READ MORE

TVLine Items: NBC Schedules Love Bites, The Voice Adds Star Power, and Other News to Know


Lovely news: NBC has finally found a suitable spot to launch Becki Newton‘s long-shelved rom-com, Love Bites. …READ MORE

Who Will Judge Fox's X Factor: Paula Abdul? Katy Perry? Cheryl Cole? Simon Says….

Fall TV Preview

Simon Cowell says the producers of Fox’s The X Factor, which premieres this fall, have “spoken to lots of people” about serving as judges on the U.S. port of the British hit, and when it comes to Paula Abdul … READ MORE & VOTE