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Nicole Scherzinger

Fired from 'X Factor'

... Laughs It Off in NYC

1/31/2012 5:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Hours before Nicole Scherzinger was officially bounced from "X Factor" last night ... the former judge was in NYC, laughing off questions about her demise as if the mere THOUGHT of termination was pure insanity.

Nicole was leaving Nello's when we asked, "Are you still doing 'X Factor?'" - Nicole simply giggled at the question ... and then waved us off.

FOX has since confirmed Nicole will NOT return to the show ... neither will host Steve Jones.

There are reports Paula Abdul is also on the chopping block -- so far, there has been no formal announcement about her fate.


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Delaware D    

Nicole Scherzinger should run for the GOP nomination! It's OPERATION CHAOS over there! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

995 days ago


I dislike this woman so much. Who is laughing now attention ho?

995 days ago


You would've thought she would have been a better judge having been on a reality show herself.. She was more concerned with the dancing,confetti and fireworks than she was with the actual singing..
Sure she can sing herself, but she's a typical cardboard cut out pop star!

995 days ago

TLuV *U*    

wowww. talk about chopping heads over there? wat iz going on ?? GOOD BYE STEVE JONES ! SEE YA.. well hopefully not, he was RUDE RUDE RUDE, NOT A GOOD HOST AT ALL, but Nicole? i liked her, She has soul and a good heart and now Paula is OUT also, Wowwwwwww!! Sim Cow , Wat are you doing ? WTF

995 days ago


I am glad she is gone but not Paula but I am THRILLED that they got rid of that stiff, dumb, stupid, boring so called host Steve Jones...YIPPY!!!!!!

995 days ago


i will take fries w/ my order nicole.
mmmmm steve has a GREAT future in gay porn!!! :p

995 days ago


yeah, this makes sense. nicole has been sucking big time from the beginning. but, paula? she's crazy. sure, but she does seem to have a knack for recognizing talent...and the talent doesn't need to have a twig and berries to get her vote either - unlike miss nicole.

995 days ago


Hmmm...did they realize she herself has zero talent, so it would be best to get her off??

995 days ago

Toasty J    

Nello's is the most over-priced, over-rated restaurant in NYC.
My daughter ordered a Coke and it was $18.

Only rappers and douche bags eat there.

995 days ago


Yes, Nicole, I wish my girlfriend looked like you but I think you were terrible as a judge. You took stances just to go against Simon's wishes and guess what, he's the boss.

995 days ago

Celebrities Suck    

now I will probably watch xfactor.... They need Paula back, and they need to bring a real artist like Mariah Carey, nicole is an mature compare to Mariah Carey...

995 days ago


this chick is annoying as hell so glad she is fired

995 days ago


That was a cackle not a giggle. Really what can you expect from Witchypoo. Glad it's gone. In the words of the immortal bard....Out, out of mine sight. Though dost infect mine eyes.

995 days ago


YAY, who the hell hired her in the first place, they should also be fired.

995 days ago


X-Factor and American Idol have both run their course. People have finally realized that there is zero longevity in the no talent people that compete on these lame shows...same goes for the hosts and the judges too! Enough of J-Lo's fat smelly behind, Tylers perversions, Randy Jacksons Dawg comments. and Paula with her lame drugged out remarks and as for Nicole? There is a job waiting for her in Nevada at The Chicken Ranch. Simon should come out of the closet already and do one of those fashion reality shows.

995 days ago
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