Paula Abdul Rejoins Simon Cowell As ‘X Factor’ Judge

NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with negotiations for “The X Factor” says Paula Abdul will be the fourth judge on the new Fox singing competition.

Abdul will be on hand for Sunday’s taping of the first judging session in Los Angeles, according to a person familiar with the talks. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because Fox and the show’s producers had not authorized public comment.

Widely expected, Abdul’s participation reunites her with fellow judge Simon Cowell, her former sparring partner on the “American Idol” judging panel.

Previously announced judges include British pop superstar Cheryl Cole and Grammy-winning producer Antonio “L.A.” Reid.

“The X Factor” is open to solo singers and vocal groups age 12 and up. It premieres on Fox this fall.

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  • Paul G. DeCroix

    How devine to have Paula & the BIG nioppled man back together. I can’t wait!

    • Saber 1

      I would toss that nutty woman’s salad, munch on the carpet and then give it to her fast and hard. Rim job her for an hour.

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  • Marco

    I Love Happpy Endings. Good for you Paula and Simon !!

    • Saber 1

      Your a pole smoker.

  • jude Rivers

    Paula looks like a man in this photo, and Cratters? are you broke now? oh, Paula, my neighbor wants to know if you will be getting drunk on this show, cause it would bring up the ratings big time!

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