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Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul Are Out at X Factor, Too [UPDATE]

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 19:  (L-R) Judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger pose at The X Factor Press Conference at CBS Televison City on December 19, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

Hours after The X Factor host Steve Jones tweeted that he's outta there, Nicole Scherzinger has also been let go. Remember early 2011's intensely industrious rumor mill about which celebs might deign to judge The X Factor's first season? Yup — start that sucker back up. UPDATE: And the mayhem continues, with Paula Abdul being nixed from the lineup. Deadline's sources say "none of the three left on their own accord and that it was cleaning house day at the so-so rated show."

Photo: Mark Davis/2011 Getty Images