Paula Abdul: ‘Cheryl Cole X Factor USA axe is news to me’


Paula Abdul has reportedly said that she has no idea whether or not Cheryl Cole has beed dropped from The X Factor USA.

It was reported earlier this week that Cole has been axed from the judging panel of the show and replaced by Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger.

The musician and former American Idol judge admits that because she has been travelling for the past day or two, she has yet to be informed of any changes to the show’s judging panel.

Abdul told Xin MSN, “This is all news to me.” She adds, “This apparently has captured the news while I was travelling so I’m just finding out things as you are.”

She continued, “I don’t know whether this is true.”

“You probably know more than I do.”

Abdul said that she hopes to continue building a friendship with Cole regardless of whether she remains on X Factor USA or not.

“All I can tell you is that she is lovely, and I was really excited about the relationship and friendship we were forging.”

“Regardless [of what happens], I’m looking forward to continuing that. She’s lovely.”


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