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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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61.

peter    

congratulations x factor paula and nicole ...when you get your first psycho threat ...your now relevant ...x factor will now succeed

952 days ago
62.

magentapyramid    

I would hate to see how ANY of the involved people would act if they were handed a REAL problem.

952 days ago
63.

PM2901    

#53 - So, people watching "those crap shows" (X-Factor) should "grow up"? What should the people who comment about those crap shows on gossip websites do? I have a suggestion. F*ck off!

952 days ago
64.

bippi333    

it's so amazing how much rage people channel out when they can be anonymous. i only wish they were introspective enough to see what their violence is REALLY about. THERAPY, people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

952 days ago
65.

tat2ted    

It should not be up to the judges, It should be the people who decide who leaves. American Idol is the only show after they get the top 24 that the people decide who leaves not the judges, all these other shows, The Voice, The Sing Off, and The X-Factor, the judges have there say till the very end. Let America decide who they like, and who they would buy their music, or pay to see them perform.

952 days ago
66.

Joanne    

This show has fallen from my mos*****ched list in the future. I always am disappointed when someone I picked is voted off but that's life. I was thoroughly disgusted with this last show...earlier in the previous shows Astro melts down and behaves like a total jerk...to which excuses are made later...then Simon fawns over a 14 year old girl who has talent but by far not the best in the competition. Hello judges this is not about you...Paula and Nicolle did the right thing. I would have voted the same way. The hype the judges can create over thier favorites is disappointing at best. My biggest disappointment is Simon's reaction to Drew leaving...pouting, and rushing to the girl's side where they exchanged hugs and if you watch the tape it was not a appropriate and then to follow with talking to the public that we all know she is a little star...sorry Simon she was a darling young girl who in time could be very good but for right now just did not cut it and does not have the X factor...

952 days ago
67.

yomom    

not that i condone telling people to go die, but those are hardly death threads. like seriously grow up

952 days ago
68.

KnuckleDragger    

This is what happens when you create a show that caters to emotional illiterates.

952 days ago
69.

Flying Blind    

first off Drew didn't make that song her own. it's been done that way since Chris Cornell, lead singer of Sound Garden, made it his own.

and drew is only average among good singers, much less great singers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2MgwAJrfXo

952 days ago
70.

nikki    

I feel for Paula and Nicole, I bet Simon is smerking.

952 days ago
71.

PM2901    

#68 - it is NOT left up to the judges. America voted and AMERICA put Drew in the bottom 2.

952 days ago
72.

Michael Haase    

Anythiung that makes Simon Cowell angry makes me smile!

952 days ago
73.

Flying Blind    

not to mention Josh would have killed that song.

952 days ago
74.

Carl    

Those aren't death threats. They are wishing Paula and Nichole would die, but aren't actually threatening to do it.

952 days ago
75.

patsy    

Probably from Simon, the egoistical bastaard. He needs to go back to Britain.

952 days ago
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