Oh the DRAMZ!!!
Less than 2 weeks after being fired from U.S. X Factor, Cheryl Cole has been invited BACK to the show and sources say it's all because of money.
Sources say that Simon Cowell personally intervened with top Fox execs and persuaded them to invite the singer to come back on the judges' panel.
When Cheryl was dropped from the U.S. show, producers of the UK version attempted to get her back, however when they found out her managers were asking for £2.5 million, they nixed the deal.
She was expected to get paid much less than that for the U.S. show, $1.5 million (£1.2million), whether or not she was even on the show.
Because the execs decided that it was worth it to keep her and pay rather than just give her the money without working on the show, they've invited Cheryl to come back.
So far, Cheryl hasn't made a decision to accept their offer. In fact, we haven't heard from her much since all this X Factor drama has gone down. Meanwhile, a source says that "Simon is staying out of this now. He has offered an olive branch but he is leaving the decisions up to Fox and Freemantle, the production company."
Poor Cheryl! We don't blame you for wanting to look at all your choices before you make a decision. It seems that neither show is treating you too well right now. Although, if we have any say in it, we still would love to see your American debut. Think about it!
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