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Old 10-03-2013, 11:31
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:32
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I don't understand why she would put herself up for embarrassment again.
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:33
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not my favourite judge but good for her if true...
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:42
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Would she not just be better to rejoin the UK show
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:48
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I didn't think she was that bad, she can't be any worse than Britney!
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Old 10-03-2013, 13:14
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Isn't that small fry compared to Britney's $15 million?
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Old 10-03-2013, 14:07
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Isn't this a bit at odds with what's about to happen ?

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Old 10-03-2013, 15:52
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Has Simon' head gone these past couple of years? He's deffinatley lost it.
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Old 10-03-2013, 16:57
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Isn't that small fry compared to Britney's $15 million?

but then, britney is britney...
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Old 10-03-2013, 17:21
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I would like the USA panel as Simon, Kelly Rowland/Beyoncé, Demi and Justin Bieber.
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Old 10-03-2013, 17:30
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Is that all? After all he put Cheryl through? I would double it!
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Old 10-03-2013, 17:50
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Cowell can't make the same tacky mistake twice. Fox won't spend one dollar on Tweedy....again.
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Old 10-03-2013, 18:06
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Isn't this a bit at odds with what's about to happen ?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...owed-1-4m.html


Exactly. It's a non-story imo.
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Old 10-03-2013, 19:16
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Isn't this a bit at odds with what's about to happen ?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...owed-1-4m.html
To me that is an indirect denial from her team, someone suggested to me that perhaps she can't come out and deny it because of this court case going on, so I think maybe her team leaked that to get the lawsuit back into people's minds, to show where she really stands on the show.
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Old 10-03-2013, 21:49
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To me that is an indirect denial from her team, someone suggested to me that perhaps she can't come out and deny it because of this court case going on, so I think maybe her team leaked that to get the lawsuit back into people's minds, to show where she really stands on the show.
I don't understand how these things work, but wouldn't the court case and job offer be separate? She's suing the production company over a two year old contract, rather than suing Fox/Cowell, isn't she? Or have I got that wrong?

It does seem odd.

As you say, has this article deliberately surfaced again today for a reason because it's not actually saying anything new to what has already been printed.

I wondered if these articles about her going back would make her court case less credible or would it make no difference at all? Or as some have already suggested, will her return be part of the agreement but perhaps the press have reported about her returning too soon and they're now trying to divert people's attention away from it?

This 'explosive', 'gloves are off' battle seem at odds with the reports previously that she had a good chance of winning, or are the reports overexaggerating?



I still think she'll be back on the US show though.
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Old 10-03-2013, 22:55
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I don't understand how these things work, but wouldn't the court case and job offer be separate? She's suing the production company over a two year old contract, rather than suing Fox/Cowell, isn't she? Or have I got that wrong?

It does seem odd.

As you say, has this article deliberately surfaced again today for a reason because it's not actually saying anything new to what has already been printed.

I wondered if these articles about her going back would make her court case less credible or would it make no difference at all? Or as some have already suggested, will her return be part of the agreement but perhaps the press have reported about her returning too soon and they're now trying to divert people's attention away from it?

This 'explosive', 'gloves are off' battle seem at odds with the reports previously that she had a good chance of winning, or are the reports overexaggerating?



I still think she'll be back on the US show though.
Well she is suing the production company for the salary she thinks she is entitled to, so they would presumably be the ones who would be paying her to rejoin, so I can't imagine them wanting to hire her back seeing as she is trying to sue them for millions for doing no work. That is why I find it hard to believe they will rehire her, unless like suggested she gets hired for the third season and the lawsuit gets dropped.


I really have no idea how legal stuff works, so have no idea. Though the fact that the production company acknowledge a 'mutual mistake' was made in the contract makes me think she must have quite a strong case.

I doubt stories like this will affect anything, the judge will only look at the facts and if they get a jury then they aren't going to be aware of any of these stories seeing as no one in America cares or knows about Cheryl.
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Old 11-03-2013, 00:49
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You got plenty of artist in america with TALENT who fox and simon can employ such as ciara brandy etc. Another lies story for sunday papers
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:04
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You got plenty of artist in america with TALENT who fox and simon can employ such as ciara brandy etc. Another lies story for sunday papers
In this context, it doesn't matter how well you can sing. Simon will want someone he knows he can work with. If he looks back and thinks he made a mistake, it could easily happen. The issue I see is the "u-turn", two years later, and what kind of message that sends. But I see no reason why Cheryl wouldn't prove to be good in that role (and at $1.1m, far better value than Britney!). Simon should have stuck with Cheryl on XF US two years ago and put Nicole on the UK show instead of Kelly.

At the time I argued the logic in employing her. It's far easier to sell a UK star to the US than it is to sell a US nonentity to the US audience. Americans knew Nicole, they see people like her all the time, they never cared for her on The Sing Off either. She won DWTS... but the fact she was on there said a lot about her solo career. None of that mattered in the UK, she looked and sounded like a star. We knew the Pussycat Dolls but Nicole herself was new and exciting. She got a great reaction in 2010 and was able to launch a UK solo career off the back of that.

Same thing with Cheryl in the US. If you tell the US audience "she's great, she's the biggest star in the UK, she was the most successful mentor on the UK show ever"... they'd not argue it because they don't know better. She's very telegenic (I know people debate her "sexiness") and I think small things like nationality and accent can make a judge on these shows stand out a bit. One of the reasons I fancied Shakira for the US show, but now she's doing The Voice!
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:46
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I don't understand why she would put herself up for embarrassment again.
I can think of 1.1 million reasons! .... if it's true, which I doubt.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:07
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I still feel that this is all part of her return..

This is how Cowell wants it to be. A big controversy / scandal that would make the show and Cheryl be talked about in the UK and in the US.... then boom she's back.

I still find it odd how they can't directly say NO. You're suing the PRODUCTION COMPANY and not FOX or SIMON COWELL, so why not just deny it. She's not liable if she denies it because she was the one who was sacked. She didn't violate her contract or whatsoever, so that gives her the right to deny things.

It would be a very different case if she was the one who violated the contract. She has to follow the rules of the PRODUCTION COMPANY because she owes them. But in this case, like I said, she doesn't owe them anything. So they don't get a hold on her and her team. She can do whatever she wants and say whatever she pleases.

I just don't buy the "silence because of the ongoing lawsuit" excuses. I just feel like they're not denying it and would continue to leak inside info about the lawsuit so that the rumors would escalate even further.. giving her more promotion and relevance... then she comes back.

Typical X FACTOR scandal

... and I still don't see the connection between the lawsuit and her coming back. Simon is not the Prod. Company
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:47
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I still feel that this is all part of her return..

This is how Cowell wants it to be. A big controversy / scandal that would make the show and Cheryl be talked about in the UK and in the US.... then boom she's back.

I still find it odd how they can't directly say NO. You're suing the PRODUCTION COMPANY and not FOX or SIMON COWELL, so why not just deny it. She's not liable if she denies it because she was the one who was sacked. She didn't violate her contract or whatsoever, so that gives her the right to deny things.

It would be a very different case if she was the one who violated the contract. She has to follow the rules of the PRODUCTION COMPANY because she owes them. But in this case, like I said, she doesn't owe them anything. So they don't get a hold on her and her team. She can do whatever she wants and say whatever she pleases.

I just don't buy the "silence because of the ongoing lawsuit" excuses. I just feel like they're not denying it and would continue to leak inside info about the lawsuit so that the rumors would escalate even further.. giving her more promotion and relevance... then she comes back.

Typical X FACTOR scandal

... and I still don't see the connection between the lawsuit and her coming back. Simon is not the Prod. Company
I find the silence from Cheryl's part very telling. I know they have to keep quiet due to the court case but nothing would be jeopardised if one of her team simply said X Factor is in her past and there are no plans to return. If she was to deny it then in 3 months time is announced as returning, it would be a PR disaster for her.

I also find it telling that Nicole's position on the UK show still seems uncertain too. Gary & Louis are the only ones that seem to definitely be back, and whilst ITV do seem quite intent on keeping Nicole, if they had the choice for Cheryl to come back they would choose her every time. And there is no way Nicole & Cheryl would sit on the same panel.
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:34
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... and I still don't see the connection between the lawsuit and her coming back. Simon is not the Prod. Company
She has said herself its nothing to do with her and Simon, its between the lawyers.

Wouldn't surprise me if she'd already agreed to settle ages ago, already agreed to go back to XF US but they want to wait till the last minute and as you say, BOOM shes back.

Can you really see Simon Cowell letting the production company and lawyers drag XF through the courts, with him as a star witness, and just for a few million? Never gonna happen!
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Old 11-03-2013, 14:18
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Wouldn't surprise me if she'd already agreed to settle ages ago, already agreed to go back to XF US but they want to wait till the last minute and as you say, BOOM shes back.
This is how Cowell wants it to be. A big controversy / scandal that would make the show and Cheryl be talked about in the UK and in the US.... then boom she's back. I just feel like they're not denying it and would continue to leak inside info about the lawsuit so that the rumors would escalate even further.. giving her more promotion and relevance... then she comes back.

Typical X FACTOR scandal
I think you might be right. Didn't Cowell's biographer say that stories about the XF UK being in crisis during her stint in the US were deliberately leaked so she could return to 'save' the UK show and make a big entrance? Reading that first mirror article, it seems to be quite similar but I don't see why these stories need to be reported over here; it's the US show.

Like the posters above, I think everything is already agreed to be honest

It would be interesting to see what their chemistry on the show would be like now-a-days though.

Cheryl will be a success -I don't really understand why people think she wouldn't be. The US audience won't care about her singing ability and she's more interesting than Britney.

Unfortunately for Cowell though, I just can't see the US XF ever really taking off in a big way. He should have stayed here.
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Old 11-03-2013, 16:05
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Cheryl will be a success -I don't really understand why people think she wouldn't be. The US audience won't care about her singing ability and she's more interesting than Britney.
Disagree. Britney was a teenage American sweetheart. Tweedy is a Towie extra, with no personality. The only thing interesting about her was her dodgy conviction, but I doubt her management will promote that. Tweedy's a PR barbie with nothing to offer. She'll never get a number one in America.
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Old 11-03-2013, 18:04
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Cheryl will be a success -I don't really understand why people think she wouldn't be. The US audience won't care about her singing ability and she's more interesting than Britney.
I was always under the impression that she would replace Demi, not Britney. It would be crazy for her to replace Britney, but its looking like that will be the case. All i can say is that they must now have one heck of a famous male judge lined up.
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