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Paula Abdul and Cheryl Cole Confirmed X-Factor Judges

Simon Cowell has reportedly confirmed that Paula Abdul and Cheryl Cole will join him as judges on The X-Factor, a new FOX show premiering this fall.

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Cowell has a history with both Abdul and Cole. He worked with 48-year-old Abdul on American Idol for nine years and Cole, 27, served as a judge on the British version of The X-Factor for three seasons.

“I’ve always wanted Paula. Always been very vocal about that. I missed her the second she left [American Idol],” Cowell, 51, told Deadline. “Always loved working with her even though she can be a pain. . .I don’t know what it is about her, but I’ve always clicked with her. You just have to get that chemistry, and she’s right. I’ve never found anyone better than her.” +Continue Reading

Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid New X Factor Judge?

Sources are saying that Island Def Jam chairman Antonio “L.A.” Reid will be one of the judges on Simon Cowell’s new FOX show, X Factor.

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Reid and Simon have not confirmed that Reid will in fact be a judge on the show, but Reid sent out an email to his staff on Thursday announcing, “I have decided to leave my position as chairman of the Island Def Jam Music Group. I have always thrived on growth and the next great challenge, and I look forward with much enthusiasm to what the future holds.” +Continue Reading

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