Last week, Cheryl Cole was ousted from the upcoming American version of The X Factor in favor of Nicole Scherzinger. The official reason cited was a bad case of homesickness, although it now sounds like Cole just wasn't working out; an anonymous source told Deadline that Fox wasn't "thrilled with the chemistry" on the judge's table. Unfortunately, though, because of the timing of her firing, Cole will not be able to return to her original gig on the U.K. X Factor: Footage has already been shot, and the current judges (Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos, Kelly Rowland, and Louis Walsh) will remain. Tough break! If this were a movie, this would be the point at which an old friend finds Cheryl, sobbing into a hotel room ice bucket, and dramatically recites the lyrics of "Fight for This Love" to her. "Weren't you the one who told the world, 'Anything that's worth having ... is sure enough worth fighting for'?" etc. [Deadline]
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