Wow, can this be real…will Simon Cowell and Paula Adbul beÂ reunitingÂ for X Factor…this looks like a big fat YES!! Paula has beenÂ workingÂ on her X factor deal for some time now and thee should be an announcement real soon!
Sources tellÂ THR thatÂ Abdul’s deal is finally done for her to join Cowell and previously announced judgesÂ Cheryl Cole andÂ Antonio “L.A.” Reid on the highly-anticipated singing competition, which begins taping its judges rounds on Sunday in Los Angeles and will debut on Fox in September.
As late as Saturday afternoon, it was unclear whether negotiations between the ex-American Idol judge andÂ X Factor producers would result in a signed contract before Abdul was scheduled to report for duty on Sunday.Â THR first reported Friday that talks were taking much longer than planned. One issue, according to sources, was an option that CBS had on Abdul based on a deal for her to participate in the short-lived CBS competition showÂ Live to Dance. That deal, according to two sources close toÂ X Factor, contained language that could have prevented Abdul from joining the new show.
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.
“I am thrilled to be asked by Simon Cowell to host THE XFACTOR,” said Scherzinger. “I loved working alongside Simon on the U.K. show, and cannot wait to see what he has in store for the U.S. I’m so excited to work with Steve Jones and help discover astounding talent from across the country!”
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