January 31st, 2012 14:29 EST
X-Factor Bloodbath: Paula Abdul, Steve Jones And Nicole Scherzinger Fired! Cowell Is Nuts!
"Simon Cowell gave his talent show `The X Factor` a major shake-up, showing the door to host Steve Jones, judge Nicole Scherzinger, and old friend Paula Abdul after a lackluster first season on U.S. television.
Broadcaster Fox confirmed on Tuesday that British host Jones, and former Pu[s]sycat Dolls singer Scherzinger would not be returning for the second season of the show in September.
And sources close to the show said that Abdul -- Cowell`s old `American Idol` sparring partner -- had also been voted off in what some industry watchers called a bloodbath.
The X Factor didn`t deliver the blockbuster ratings promised by Simon Cowell, and he reacted by firing almost everyone. This wasn`t a tweaking or a fine-tuning, it was a virtual bloodbath.
The only major stars left on the struggling show are Cowell and L.A. Reid. The American public has grown weary of Cowell`s unpleasant personality, we can only take so much bile and sarc[a]sm. As for record producer Reid, he has all the wit and charm of a constipated accountant. Go back to your day job Reid, where you are behind the scenes and not boring the hell out of viewers.
An established hit like "American Idol" can survive a game of musical chairs, a dud like "X-Factor" can`t!
Cowell should have put The "X-Factor" out of its misery, and cancele the damn show. I don`t even remember who won, all I recall is that the show traumatized little girl contestants.
We love Paula, we think Nicole is sizzling hot, and Steve is a cool dude, but Cowell and Reid stink to high heaven. Not only will I not watch The "X-Factor" next season, but I will do everything within my power to dissuade anyone from watching the contemptible program.
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