'X Factor': Simon Cowell chooses Paula Abdul, Cheryl Cole as judges


Simon Cowell has reportedly named Paula Abdul, British singer Cheryl Cole as the judges he plans to have sitting beside the already-announced L.A. Reid for the U.S. "X Factor" that starts in the fall, according to Deadline.The interview says that while Cowell has "made up his mind" to work with Paula and Cheryl, Abdul's deal "hasn't even started" and that Cole's deal "isn't quite done yet." But insiders tell Deadline that Cole will be announced within a week. In response to question about whether former U.K. "X factor" judge Cole can gel with U.S. audiences, Cowell responds, "I never think about it as an American or British audience ... And with Cheryl, when I hired her initially, I'd only met her literally once when I offered her the job on [British] 'X Factor.' I thought she was bright, cute, knew what she was talking about, ambitious. And you meet someone special a few times in...



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