Paula Abul and Cheryl Cole Likely to Round Out X-Factor Judging Table

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It looks like Simon Cowell has fulfilled his dream judging panel for The X-Factor.

With producer L.A. Reid already on board, Deadline Hollywood reports that Paula Abdul and Cheryl Cole are nearing deals to finalize their roles on the upcoming singing competition.

Both have worked with Cowell in the past; Abdul on American Idol and Cole on the British version of The X-Factor.

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“I’ve always wanted Paula," Simon told the publication. "I’ve never found anyone better than her... We’ve agreed that we would meet as many people as possible, and now we’re reaching the deadline we’ve got to make the decision soon. But I think she’s got a really good shot.”

As for Cole? “Shes a great judge. She’s smart... If people take to her like the British public did, I think she’s going to do really well in America. And Fox was desperate to hire her."

Well, yeah. The X-Factor champion will receive $5 million, along with the chance to ogle Cole for numerous weeks on the show.

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Cheryl Cole will be a GREAT judge on U.S.XFactor, Cheryl is completly charming and talented but she's also completely gorgeous. love Cheryl songs Fight For This Love and Promise This, and i LOVE Cheryl cute accent

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Chery Cole is incredibly beautiful. She is hot,talented and has a heart of gold. Can't wait to see her on FOX soon.

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Don't care about Paula but YAY CHERYL!

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Am sooo tired of ditsy Paula Abdul. Was hoping she had disappeared forever. Paula & Simon both are sooo tired imo. Yawn.

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Can't wait to see this, Paula is going to eat this ditzy-looking girl alive!:) I hope she can give as good as she gets.

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New American Idol Judges Paula Abdul is a former pop star who rose to fame in the 1980s and 1990s with hits such as "Opposites Attract," "Forever Your Girl" and... More »
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Paula Abdul Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

The producers come up to us in the dark and said, 'We are not going to have you guys judge after each performer, we are going to have all the performers go once, then twice and at the end critique them.'

Paula Abdul [on her mistake of judging an American Idol performance that hadn't taken place]