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Simon Cowell Reveals X Factor Judges and Host News; Talks Whitney Houston

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On Wednesday, Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid spoke with reporters, including Gossip Cop, about possible replacements for former judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul, as well as plans for two hosts.

Paula Abdul: I’m Leaving The X Factor

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It’s official: Paula Abdul is out at “The X Factor.”

The former judge just released a statement on the matter.

Steve Jones: I’m Not Returning As X Factor Host

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Steve Jones revealed on Twitter Monday night that he won’t return as “The X Factor” host in season 2.

“I wont be hosting next seasons XFactor which is a shame but I cant complain as I’ve had a great time,” the Welsh TV personality tweeted.

Nicole Scherzinger OUT at The X Factor

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There’s now a second major departure from “The X Factor.”

Just hours after Steve Jones announced that he’ll not be returning as the singing competition’s host, it’s been confirmed that judge Nicole Scherzinger is leaving the show, too.

Ryan Seacrest Threatening to Bolt American Idol for The X Factor?

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According to the National Enquirer, Ryan Seacrest is playing hardball with “American Idol” producers and “threatening to join his old pals Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul on ‘The X Factor.’”

In the final stretch of his three-year contract with the show, Seacrest supposedly “wants a $15 million chunk of the ‘Idol’ pie” to host another season, although the Enquirer contends that he’s bluffing about making the leap to “X Factor.”

Mariah Carey Replacing Nicole Scherzinger on X Factor?

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“A newly slimmed down Mariah Carey is aiming to become a judge on ‘The X Factor’ — and secret talks have already begun,” begins a breathless piece from the National Enquirer.

Really?

Steve Jones to Be Dropped From X Factor?

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Will the next big elimination from “X Factor” be Steve Jones?

According to reports, the handsome host will be dropped after the show’s first season.

A source says, “Executives at Fox have already decided not to renew his contract and so, short of a miracle happening, it is pretty much a done deal that he will not take part next season.”

WATCH: ‘X Factor’ Host Steve Jones Storms Off “Piers Morgan Tonight”

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“The X Factor” host Steve Jones storms off the set of “Piers Morgan Tonight” on Thursday, although it turns out the exchange between the two personalities isn’t quite as contentious as they initially wanted us to believe.

“X-Factor” Host Steve Jones Walks Off “Piers Morgan Tonight”

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It looks like Piers Morgan has upset another guest on his show.

“The X Factor” host Steve Jones took off in the middle of an interview the two men taped on Tuesday, just a month after former Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell cut short her own “Piers Morgan Tonight” interview.

Jones reportedly got fed up when Morgan asked about his reputation as a ladies’ man.

It’s Official: Nicole Scherzinger Replaces Cheryl Cole on “The X Factor”

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It’s official.

Nicole Scherzinger is replacing Cheryl Cole on “The X Factor,” producers announced today.

“Nicole will join Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and Paula Abdul on their search across America to find the next global superstar or group to win the life-changing $5 million recording deal.”

Steve Jones has been named the show’s sole host.

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