1. Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul Break Silence On X Factor Shakeups

    January 31, 2012 6:30 PM EST It was a bloodbath Monday as news broke that Fox's X Factor had let go of not only host Steve Jones, but both female judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. Abdul and show creator and judge, Simon Cowell both released back-to-back statemen ...

  2. X Factor Shake-Up: How Simon Cowell Fired Paula Abdul, Steve Jones, Nicole Scherzinger

    January 31, 2012 7:52 AM EST The X Factor news came fast and furious on Monday night -- first, that host Steve Jones would not be returning, then that judge Nicole Scherzinger was exiting (both confirmed by Fox) and finally, according to sources, that Paula Abdul also would b ...

  3. 'X Factor': 17 Contestants Move to Live Round & Simon Gets Soft

    October 19, 2011 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 As "X Factor" eliminations rolled around again last night (Oct. 18), only 17 of the 32 contestants left the judges' homes as competitors in the live round. Nearly every contestant was in tears, whether celebrating or mourning shattere ...