All right, this is just getting silly.
Is she or ISN'T she out?
Despite reports that Cheryl Cole has been invited back to judge the US X Factor, sources close to production are now claiming that after some legal finagling, the show's producers have ultimately decided to pay her the $1.5 she was contracted to receive and let her go - and all because she didn't have enough chemistry with the other members of the panel!
The insider explains:
"There was no spark. It was nobody's fault. It just didn't work."
Furthermore, sources have explained that the original plan was for producers to try and ease Cole back into the UK version of the show, but when news leaked that she was axed, her camp refused to speak with them. After hoping that she would quit so they wouldn't have to honor her contract, and then attempting to invite her back in vein, Simon Cowell, Fox, and producers at Freemantle ultimately decided that the best thing to do was pay off her contract and move forward.
Unbelievable. This is truly the definition of the word clusterfuck!
They really screwed the pooch on this one, and ultimately, it sounds as though the damage is irreparable.
Poor Chezza! So unfair!
We're very curious to see how they dig themselves out of this one - and then try to explain why she's only in a few episodes when it all finally airs!
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