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Cheryl Cole Invited To Come Back To U.S. X Factor!

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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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Cheryl Could Possibly Be "Guest Judge" On U.S. X Factor

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Ouch. Even though she will still be connected with the show, this will be a major downgrade for her.

Cheryl Cole's role on the U.S. version of X Factor could very well be referred to as a "guest judge." And her short time on the show as a judge in the early auditions process will be shown on the beginning episodes of the season.

Executive producer Richard Holloway says:

"Yes, of course Cheryl will be on the American show, she did auditions in two cities and we will reflect that. We did the same with Brian Friedman on the UK show."

Meanwhile an insider says:

"If Cheryl is made to look like a guest judge or an experiment that went wrong it would have big implications for her career and could kill her American dream. Being dumped from the show has been bad enough, I can’t imagine she will be looking forward to reliving the auditions on screen."

Agreed. This is such a major blow to Chezza. We feel for her. We really do. We're sure she'll soooo happy when all this X Factor dramz blows ovah!

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The Ladies Of X Factor Get It Right In New York

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This is more like it.,

The entire X Factor US cast was in New York on Monday at the Fox Upfront event and all three ladies were on point!

Cheryl Cole and fellow judge Paula Adbul were almost twinsies in their dresses.

Chezza chose a cute VPL-free Giambattista Valli dress while Paula went with a Alexander McQueen structured number.

The show's hostess Nicole Scherzinger obviously didn't receive the red and orange memo because she showed up in a black zippered dress.

Well done ladies!

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Simon's Thoughts On Filming US X Factor

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You know you're dying to know!

Now that the first week of auditions have been completed, Simon Cowell gives us his thoughts on the new season of US X Factor.

On Paula:

"You know I’ve been doing interviews for months, you know we’re talking about the show and getting people to audition and over and over again, whether it was radio interviews or TV interviews, radio interviews, the internet, but mainly the public, I was hearing one message loud and clear. We want Paula on the show. I listened to the public, because they make or break our shows!"

On disagreements with Paula:

"What’s interesting is is she’s snappy. Paula. You know, she doesn’t like something. I’ve forgotten what she’s like. She doesn’t like you to disagree with her. And there were one or two disagreements. But that’s why we wanted her on the show. I think it’s important that everyone has their own viewpoint. But she is good at spotting talent. I mean I thought she was really on it the last two days and I said to her afterwards, this is the best I’ve seen you in a long time."

On Cheryl Cole joining the show:

"There’s no question about it. Most British people that come over to these shows seem to be being mean or rude. Not me, but others… ! But but Cheryl, she’s not like that. I mean, she’s got a lot of fire in her, but you’re going to see a very different type of British judge with her and the audience really warmed to her."

Cheryl’s hair:

"I wasn’t really taken by Cheryl’s hair. It was the equivalent of her using five gallons of hairspray and then standing in the middle of a hurricane! There was a lot of purple going on in the outfits too…

I think the guys won in the style stakes on the first day…!"

On the show's groupwork:

"There is a massive opportunity for groups right now – how they normally happen is a manager puts them together but the best ones are groups who put themselves together. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t got it totally right for the first audition if you haven’t got time – we will see potential. But I want to see as many as possible because I’m excited about this prospect. Get your mates together and form a group.

We had one good group but they were put together by their mother– the problem is mothers shouldn’t be putting together a pop groups! They were 12,13, 14– and the group should be put together by themselves. And they definitely don’t get styled by their mother!"

Any songs he's tired of?

"Yes! I’m really close to already banning Grenade by Bruno Mars. It all sounds the same . It used to be I’m Yours by Jason Mraz. Now we have got a replacement."

Ha! We love his honesty! So far the US X Factor sounds EPIC! Can't wait for the fall!

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X Factor Fashion's Off To A Rough Start In The US

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And so it begins.

Newly appointed judges Cheryl Cole and Paula Abdul made their US X Factor debut at Sunday's auditions in El Lay.

Chezza must not have a stylist in the US yet, because there's no way a professional would have put this together..

The Geordie arrived in Diane von Furstenberg pants that were way too long, an orange ruffled Oscar de la Renta top and aqua colored Burberry Prorsum.

Paula, on the other hand, wasn't nearly as bad in her purple dress and matching shoes.

Not a good way to start, but it can only get better from here, right?

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