Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul Talk About The X Factor Firings

Since Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones got the boot from The X Factor, creator and judge Simon Cowell has opened up with a little statement…. it doesn’t explain why they made the choice to let them go, but it’s nice:

“I want to say a massive thank you to Paula, Nicole and Steve for being part of The X Factor last year. We had a lot of fun making the show together and importantly, we found some real talent and stars. You do develop friendships with the people you work with and Paula, in particular, is a very close friend and I expect to be working with her on another project in the near future. I’m sure all three are going to have massive success in what they do next , but now is the time to thank them all for everything they did last year.”

Paula gave this statement:

“Yes, it’s true; I won’t be returning to The X Factor next season. I’ve learned through my longevity in this industry that business decisions often times override personal considerations. Simon and I, along with Fox and Fremantle, have been communicating about this for a while now, and I have absolute understanding of the situation. Simon is, and will remain a dear friend of mine and I’ve treasured my experience working this past season with my extended family at Fox and Fremantle. I want nothing more than for The X Factor to exceed ALL of their wildest dreams. This truly has been a blessing and I am most grateful.”

I think that Simon and the rest of the crew better to a REALLY good job at finding replacements….. we need a regular set of judges/mentors…… loyalty is key.  They better work on it…. and give L.A. Reid a personality we can handle while they’re at it!