UNNGHHH!!! I hate all singing reality shows—HOWEVER! I did get a malicious hateful glee out of occasionally tuning in to Simon Cowell's X-Factor, primarily for the following reasons.

1) I like to see him fail.
2) While the singers are somewhat better than those on Idol, that's like saying the glass of donkey semen is somewhat cooler and less viscous today.
3) I hate, hate, HAAAAAAAATE "Pussycat Doll" judge Nicole Scherzinger. In fact she's just maybe two degrees less loathsome than Kim Kardashian—the most hated monster on the planet.

Anyhoo, thanks to abysmal ratings, Simon Cowell is taking drastic measures to save the show by wiping out THREE of the show's stars! From Deadline:

Not only are host Steve Jones and judge Nicole Scherzinger exiting from the Fox show, but now a Simon Cowell insider just told me that his longtime friend and American Idol colleague Paula Abdul won’t be returning as an X Factor judge next season. I understand from sources that none of the three left on their own accord and that it was cleaning house day at the so-so rated reality series. It’ll be interesting to see if there’s any backlash against Simon because of Paula’s popularity.

X-Factor? You've lured me back as an occasional hate-filled viewer for another season.

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