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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 Deadline.com that Paula Abdul has also been shown the door. READ MORE


TVLine Items: Kate Walsh to Roast Sheen (?!), XXL X Factor Preview, Chuck Scoop, and More

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The remainder of roasters taking part in Comedy Central’s skewering of Charlie Sheen have been revealed — and one of these names is definitely not like the others. READ MORE


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

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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