Paula Abdul for 'The X Factor': Simon Cowell considers an 'American Idol' reunion


"The X Factor" auditions begin March 27 in Los Angeles, but Simon Cowell still hasn't announced who will be joining him on the judging panel. In a recent Access Hollywood interview, however, he did drop a few names. There's no telling as to whether he's just being coy to generate buzz - but if he is, it's working. Obviously.One person mentioned, of course, was Cowell's old "American Idol" co-star, Paula Abdul. The two always enjoyed working together and maintained an undeniable chemistry on-screen. "I've spoken to Paula," he confirms. "It's not about necessarily the TV show per se, it's people you've genuinely got to trust... I'd say we've taken it down to a smaller group of people and she's in that panel, but there's more than me who make the decision."Nicole Sherzinger may be on the panel. "Nicole worked with me on 'X-Factor' UK, and she was brilliant," Cowell says. "It's like a high-class problem....


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