Paula Abdul’s In at X Factor


The dream team that is Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul — our modern-day reality-TV show judging odd couple — has reunited! Abdul has officially signed on to judge the American iteration of Cowell's X Factor. Said Cowell in a statement, "This show would never have been the same without Paula and I can’t believe I am saying this — I have missed her a lot, and I am thrilled she’s on the show." As auditions began for the show Sunday afternoon, Abdul was reticent to comment on her last-minute addition to the judging panel, which also features Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, producer L.A. Reid, and British singer Cheryl Cole. “You know what? I’m here. And only Simon and I understand what went on. That’s all I can say. It’s fun though. I’m here.” Yes, she's here. [Inside TV/EW]