This morning, word is coming out that Simon Cowell has pitched Paula Abdul overboard in order to save X-Factor USA.
Several sources (all of which seem to lead back to Deadline Hollywood) indicate that Paula was relieved of her duties in the same purge that took out “Charisma Vacuum” Steve Jones and Nicole Scherzinger.
As of now, it seems that only Cowell and L.A. Reid will be back for season two – which means that XFUSA needs two female judges/mentors and a new host.
You can bet every agency in Hollywood and London are sending head shots and resumes to Cowell’s SycoTV this morning.
One other bet – if XFUSA Season 2 doesn’t improve dramatically, there won’t be a Season 3.