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'X-Factor' Judges Paula & Nicole

Targeted by Death Threats

After Eliminating Drew

12/4/2011 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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"X-Factor" hosts Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger voted off the wrong contestant Thursday night -- at least according to several angry Drew Ryniewicz fans ... whose violent threats have Paula and Nicole fearing for their lives.

According to our sources, Paula and Nicole both got the cold shoulder from Simon Cowell after the show ... who was "furious" with their decision. But that's nothing compared to the abusive tweets and Facebook messages they've received. Some of the messages read:

-- "F**K you paula you dumb c**t you voted off the most talented person on your f**king show. i hope you die you DUMB B***H."

-- "I hope you die, you selfish----------"

-- "@NicoleScherzy @paulaabdul go die"

Sources on the show tell us Paula and Nicole are shocked by the harassing messages and neither has experienced a reaction so strong before.

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jill    

what the hell are wrong with people? it's a stupid tv show. how did we get to the point where is was ok to threaten death on people or wish their death over the slightest thing that doesn't even affect our own lives. there is something wrong with society that people think this is acceptable behavior.

1019 days ago
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Kari    

I'm proud of them for doing what they thought best. Does Simon expect them to vote the way he wishes? If so, I'd leave the show!

1019 days ago
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Kathy    

Of course they should not be threatened. Depolorable. But the 2 no talent twits who need something shiny to be entertained do need to have their hearing checked. Like Marcus but between him and Drew there was no question Drew should stay. They don't get real singers and that vote was to hurt Simon. Period.

1019 days ago
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Ant    

Hoping or wishing somebody to die is not a threat. Hard not be amazed that people get that emotional invested into a TV show.

1019 days ago
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BeachMe    

Those are hardly death threats...

1019 days ago
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BB not bb    

I think that is the new thing to pick on women. Look at how people abuse the Kardashians, even on here. People think it is cute or funny but reallly it is setting a bad precedent that will only lead to something worse if unchecked.


It is supposed to be a game, like a contest. That is just the opinion of these two seasoned professionals. If you don't want their opinions, don't go on the show. If this guy is such a great performer, he can make it without winning there.

1019 days ago
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Chase    

Drew sucked! Sorry, but true.

1019 days ago
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Dxconn    

People who get this emotional over a TV singing competition need to get fuller and more meaningful lives. Drew is a young girl who will get her chance anyway - I bet ya, she won't sell CDs for a long time - she's too immature, too "one-note", too boring. You'll all forget about her when the show is over. Who even remembers the winners of American Idol or AGT last year? It's just for fun- get a life - go feed the homeless or help needy children or seniors.

1019 days ago
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Abe    

Death threats are stupid.

I'm just not going to watch The X-Factor anymore since Drew is gone. There are no other singers worth watching.

x

1019 days ago
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DrunkOff1Beer    

They should've thought about this before voting off a more talented singer. They did this just to spite Simon. They should be thrown off the show as they both suck at coaching. Josh is raw talent, nothing Nicole showed or coached him on.

1019 days ago
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Fred Farkel    

Nicole who???

1019 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

...Drew has a wicked unique voice, Marcus sings with such emotion..he DID give the best performance,I agree with the voting!

1019 days ago
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jeff    

BRING BACK WILLIAM HUNG! I actually bought his cd's. paula does not know talent when she sees it. There just isn't enough singing and dancing shows on tv.(sarcastic)

1019 days ago
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AyeJay    

You know you have too much time on your hands when you start threatening people because of a tv show. I mean, I absolutely hate the KarTRASHians but I would never say I'm going to kill them, damn.

1019 days ago
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gigi    

Thats the problem with a show where the judges are also competing with each other. If she such a great talent, than I'm sure Simon will find a way to sign her or some other record company will be interested in signing her.

1019 days ago
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