Simon Cowell doesn’t play when it comes to business. When it comes to the American version of The X Factor, that has become the hard truth. After firing stale host, Steve Jones, Cowell has given Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger their walking papers.

According to reports, Cowell felt the former Pussycat Doll “lacked personality” for American television. Simon’s reasons for axing his friend, Paula Abdul because of the cold response she got from audiences.

As for L.A. Reid, he will remain judge. Reid  has become Cowell’s biggest adversary when it comes to critiques. L.A. Reid being head honcho of Epic Records, the label to sign the winner to a five million dollar contract doesn’t hurt either.



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