Cheryl Cole Won’t Judge the U.S. X Factor After All


Simon Cowell's U.S. version of The X Factor finally picked all its judges and began shooting weeks ago, but why should the constant behind-the-scenes turmoil stop there? TMZ's got a bombshell report that U.K. import Cheryl Cole — who has already spent plenty of time sitting on the judges' dais with Cowell, Paula Abdul, and L.A. Reid — has suddenly been ousted from the program, replaced by Nicole Scherzinger, who was originally tapped to co-host the program with Steve Jones. (You may remember that Scherzinger had her first co-host, Corbin Bleu, fired from the program ... girl's got some sway!) Was Cheryl's Geordie accent too difficult to understand, or did something else go down behind the scenes? Developing ... [TMZ]