After Paula Abdul packed up her boot flask and sashayed out of the back door of ‘American Idol,’ the show began to circle the proverbial U-bend. Much of America lost interest without anyone to drunkenly mumble “Datsssh! Good singing! Be nicccce Simohn!” Even Simon Cowell missed her, got the sads, left the show to do ‘X-Factor’ and rehired her to be at his side. Apparently the reunited honeymoon is over and Abdul is once again out of a job.
Steve Jones, Nicole Scherzinger and Paula will NOT be returning to the talent show next season. According to Deadline they were all fired in spring cleaning style.
“Not only are host Steve Jones and judge Nicole Scherzinger exiting from the Fox show, but now a Simon Cowell insider just told me that his longtime friend and American Idol colleague Paula Abdul won’t be returning as an X Factor judge next season. I understand from sources that none of the three left on their own accord and that it was cleaning house day at the so-so rated reality series.”
While the show struggles, Fox has already confirmed the axe fell on Steve and Nicole. They were reportedly the “weakest links” in the show and the network is revamping the struggling reality series. Paula was said to be done in by her own choices. Simon had a pow-wow in regards to “fixing” the show. After the host and one of the judges were kicked to the curb, Abdul was next.
“Among the brash verdicts, says THR‘s source: that Abdul’s role was seen as “irrelevant to the mix,” in part through no fault of her own (as mentor to the groups, her contestants were picked off early in the competition).”
Now, if you’ll excuse me I am going to go check the locks on my liquor cabinet. And if you are within a 10 mile radius of Paula, I suggest you do the same.