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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

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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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16.

Sue    

Oh Halleluyah!!! Terrific!! I couldn't be happier. And with Paula gone too I'm doing somersaults over here! The show can only get stronger now! WTF X-Factor!

893 days ago
17.

Abe    

So glad Nicole got canned. Had to DVR X-Factor and fast forward every time Nicole was one. She was painful to watch.

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893 days ago
18.

hala    

shut up mother ****ers!! this tv show is waste of time nicole rocks!!!

893 days ago
19.

Ozzie X    

It's not like she'll be applying for unemployment anytime soon.

893 days ago
20.

Carl    

You guys need to get better at reading people. That isn't laughing it off like it is outrageous, it is trying to deflect a question about a sore subject that is so fresh it hadn't even been made official yet.

893 days ago
21.

Rick    

Now we just need to fire the entire stupid show. We are a couple steps closer...

893 days ago
22.

Sicocchia    

Here's a quick PR 101: It's always a good idea to feign interest in something that is totally NOT going to happen. Like, for instance when you know that you are definitely going to get fired, you quickly send your "sources" to the media to make it look like you are in full control and the idea was all yours. Such as "I am focusing on my music". And when your album fails yet again to be released "It's totally my decision because I am a perfectionist and it's not ready." Riiiiiiight.

892 days ago
23.

LM    

She was the worst soooooooooooo happy she is gone.

892 days ago
24.

mary    

I'm so happy she's gone. I feel she was very disrespectful to Simon .So full of contradictions.And so full of herself.

891 days ago
25.

sis    

good riddens!

878 days ago
26.

Matt    

Why was she fired? I always liked her in the show... günstige rattanmöbel

782 days ago
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