Oh yeah. They're in damage control mode BIG TIME!
After the clusterfuck that's been Cheryl Cole's presence on the the US version of X Factor finally concluded itself with her being fired and replaced by Nicole Scherzinger on the judges panel, the former Pussycat Dolls singer made her debut on the series this past week, alongside Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell, and L.A. Reid in Newark for the latest round of auditions - and all four of them were extremely MUM on what had gone down behind-the-scenes!
All Scherzinger would say about the matter was that she "tries not to read" what the press writes and that Chezza was "a lovely, beautiful girl."
We're sure that what this means is that the aforementioned comments were pretty much everything she's allowed to say about the mess!
And we don't blame her for zipping her lips! Gurl doesn't want to get her ass fired, too!
That being said, we certainly hope that's she acclimating well to her new role, and that this show will have no further headaches!
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