First Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones now Paula Abdul. What’s next for X-Factor!
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UPDATE: Paula makes a statement.
People Magazine reports Paula’s statement..
“Yes, it’s true; I won’t be returning to The X Factor next season,” Abdul, 49, said in a statement released by her rep.
“I’ve learned through my longevity in this industry that business decisions often times override personal considerations. Simon and I, along with Fox and Freemantle, have been communicating about this for a while now, and I have absolute understanding of the situation.”
Paula Abdul got the ax from “X Factor” … TMZ has learned.
It’s a stunning development, given that Simon Cowell personally recruited Paula after she was booted from “American Idol.”
Sources also tell TMZ … Paula got the news from a lawyer connected with the show, and has yet to hear from Simon.
Paula’s pink slip now sits on top of those delivered to Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones.
Our sources say Simon has not found replacements for the cast members who got booted.