February 02, 2012 11:00 AM by Lisa Princ
Paula Abdul was recently fired from FOX‘s The X Factor, along with Steve Jones and Nicole Scherzinger. While Paula Abdul recently spoke out about the situation, sources now claim that she was actually blindsided by the decision, and things between she and Simon Cowell may not be what they seem. Read on for the scoop!
Simon Cowell issued a statement recently, in which he thanked Paula Abdul for her time on The X Factor, and Paula Abdul also spoke up over the firing, claiming that she and Simon would always remain friends. Is there actually trouble in paradise for these two? Sources close to Paula Abdul have a different tale to tell, admitting that Paula was not in talks about the decision, but she was blindsided by the decision instead. A concerned friend told Radaronline: “Everyone is afraid this is going to send her into a deep depression and cause her to revisit some of her old destructive behavior.”
Rumor has it that Paula Abdul actually found out that she may not be returning from Steve Jones, whom she spoke to on the phone and learned of his firing. When Paula called up Simon Cowell to ask him about the rumor that she may not be returning, the friend claims that he told her: “the powers that be at Fox didn’t think she was ‘edgy’ enough to be brought back, but that he was working on trying to convince them to keep her on,” promising that he would line something else up for her.
The pal went on to tell the gossip site that Paula Abdul loved doing the X Factor, and she could not believe that Simon Cowell gave her the boot once again. Should she even trust him at this point? The friend went on to say that Paula finds it hard to believe that anyone would tell Simon Cowell what to do. There are now rumors going around that Beyonce and Mariah Carey will be the ones to replace Paula and Nicole Scherzinger, and if that happens, we hear Paula Abdul is going to be pissed.
Who do you think Simon Cowell should ask to replace Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger, and host Steve Jones on The X Factor? What do you think of the firings? Share your thoughts in the Comments section below, and be sure to come back to RTVM for the latest on the X Factor cast shake-up as it all unfolds.
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