Nicole Scherzinger has been fired from The X Factor.
From E! Online:
“She wants to focus on her music career,” a source said. “She’s spoken to Simon [Cowell] and he’s given her his blessing.” Scherzinger is currently rehearsing for her upcoming European tour that kicks off next month.
I would say that's a poor ass excuse to say that she wants to focus on her non-existant music career, because look at J.Lo. Then I remembered La Lopez does more of a stage appearance here and there than a proper tour, so comparing a mediocre stage performer to a bland personality-challenged pretty face who can actually sing is like comparing apples to oranges. So with Steve Jones gone as host and Nicole gone as judge, I've said it before and I will say it again. Choose Mariah Carey, Patti LaBelle or rehire Cheryl Cole as a replacement judge, and hire yours truly as the new X Factor judge and you'll beat American Idol in the ratings.