Simon Cowell Lets 'X Factor' Secrets Out
February 9, 2011 at 10:24 AM (PT)
Master of smoke and mirrors SIMON COWELL still won't officially give up the goods on his new "X FACTOR" judging panel, but he has confessed he's talking to both NICOLE SCHERZINGER and CHERYL COLE, according to PR-INSIDE.COM.
COWELL confirmed he would be one of the three judges when the hit British talent show takes over U.S. TV later this year on FOX, but he's coy about who'll really join him.
However, ex-girl friends seem to have their ways, as does TERRI SEYMOUR. In a new interview COWELL told the "EXTRA" reporter that he and his production team are "talking to" SCHERZINGER and COLE and admits his former "AMERICAN IDOL" judging pal PAULA ABDUL is "in the mix" with the other potentials.
So, does anyone want to watch a PUSSYCAT DOLL judge? When it comes to SCHERZINGER, SIMON says,"She is gorgeous and she does know what she's talking about."
He also debunked rumors that GEORGE MICHAEL might be on the panel and COWELL has also ruled out CHRISTINA AGUILERA after her national anthem debacle at the SUPER BOWL on SUNDAY FEBUARY 6th. He jokes, "Pre-Super Bowl, yes; post, no."
COWELL confessed he "likes" USHER and RICKY MARTIN -- and BLACK EYED PEAS star FERGIE: "I love FERGIE ... She's one of the most underrated singers in this country."
Contributed by MOLLY PAIGE.