So in case you’re wondering how well a crappier version of American Idol went over with the general population in the states, look no further than the rash of axings going on over at The X Factor, as not one, not two, but three people were all given the boot. First, host Steve Jones was sent packing, despite being the only watchable part of the show, promptly followed by Nicole Scherzinger‘s incompetent ass, and now Paula Abdul has left the show to spend more time with her kids. And by kids, I mean Ambien. Delicious Ambien. Mmm … yes, that was a joke, get over it! The Huffington Post reports:
Earlier on Monday, Jones’ now-former boss Simon Cowell was quoted in London’s Daily Mirror saying: “I don’t think he did a bad job but, like America’s Got Talent, there is a Brit limit on the show.” A few hours later, Jones’ tweet made it official.
“[Nicole Scherzinger] wants to focus on her music career,” their source said. “She’s spoken to Simon [Cowell] and he’s given her his blessing … X Factor took a lot more of her time than she ever expected. She didn’t have any time really to work on her music. She was doing X Factor six days a week.”
Sources confirmed to E! Online that judge Paula Abdul will also not be returning to The X Factor, leaving Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid as the only original members of the judging panel for season two. “She found out today,” a show source told E! Online.
So basically, Jones, Scherzinger and Abdul were let go from the show for being British, useless and crazy respectively. I can see the last two, but is it really too much for American viewers to realize that there is more than one British person in America? “Waitaminute … why is that feller talkin’ all fancy-like? Woman! Git me my shotgun, the movin’ picture box is actin’ all queer again! THIS IS AMURIKAH!”