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The X Factor has been renewed for season 2, but Nicole Scherzinger has not signed on the dotted line. is she pulling a Jennifer Lopez, holding out for more money!
According to Deadline,
â€œIâ€™ve had a lot of fun this season. The reason I took this job is I wanted to mentor, first and foremostâ€¦It has been very hard on me, the elimination process. Itâ€™s something I could never have been prepared for.â€ Scherzinger, a last-minute replacement for original judge Cheryl Cole, has received mostly negative feedback from fans and recently found herself at the center of a controversy surrounding the surprise elimination of 13-year-old Rachel Crow. Scherzinger didnâ€™t speak to that controversy at the media gathering hyping the two-part first season finale this Tuesday and Wednesday, where she was sitting beside Josh Krajcik, the bearded, shaggy-haired singer she is mentoring into the finals. (The other two finalists, also present at the press conference, are Melanie Amaro â€” mentored by Simon Cowell â€” and the L.A. Reid-mentored Chris Rene.) â€œFor me, whatâ€™s important is to live in the moment. Iâ€™ve got to get Josh through this and to come out swinging,â€ Scherzinger said. â€œSo Iâ€™m just going to focus on doing a really good job with Josh here.â€
Another person who hasn’t signed up for season 2 is host Steve Jones. he never seemed comfortable as a single host…he was supposed to co-host with Nicole, when Cheryl Cole was still a judge, but that ended badly and Nicole took Cheryl’s jobÂ andÂ Steve ended up alone! One thing Steve…Don’t pull a Brian Dunkleman…look how well Ryan Seacrest has done on ‘American Idol’ and Brian D walked away from that!
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