We all knew Steve Jones would not be returning to X Factor and that Nicole Scherzinger was out, but Paula Abdul will not be returning as well.
According to reports, Paula Abdul was informed by the network that she would not be returning to X Factor.
We reported earlier this month that it was expected for Steve Jones to be released as host and Nicole Scherzinger would replace him as host and Mariah Carey would replace Nicole as judge. Although Simon Cowell and Fox are interested in Mariah, she has yet to commit.
This now leaves Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid as the only returning judges from the first season of X Factor.
Simon's former show, American Idol, has been slipping in the ratings in its first 2 weeks of the 10th season.
Paula Abdul was tweeting about X Factor earlier today but has not tweeted since the news broke of her departure from the show.
I felt that Nicole and Steve were the weak links of X Factor, even though all of Paula's teams were eliminated rather early in the show.
What do you think of Paula being let go from X Factor?-DocFB
Diagnosis: Who will fill the 3 open spots?
Mariah Carey appears to be heading to X Factor, replacing Nicole Scherzinger as a judge on the music reality show. Nicole, however, will not be going too far.
According to reports hitting the wires this morning, Mariah Carey, who was to be a judge on X Factor from the start, but not being able to come to an agreement on the money and her being pregnant, appears to be heading to the judge's chair.
Nicole, who was obviously not comfortable being a judge on the show, will be replacing Steve Jones as host of X Factor. I thought Mario Lopez would be a better fit for the show.
The announcement has not been made official but unless some last-minute snags happen, expect the announcement by the end of the week.-DocFB
Diagnosis: X Factor still needs some more fixing to compete with Idol....