Simon Cowell pushed Cheryl Cole into X Factor USA

Cheryl Cole has reportedly claimed that Simon Cowell “pushed” her into accepting a job on  the US version of ‘The X Factor’.


Sources claim that the ‘Promise This’ singer only agreed to join the new series at Simon's insistence but she was left “shocked and stunned” after bosses at TV network Fox gave her the axe after just four days.

Cheryl had reportedly planned her whole year around the show, but is now back in the UK and left devastated.

A friend told the News Of The World newspaper Cheryl had said to them: “I never actually wanted to do the American show, I’m not a TV star. I had so many reservations, but he pushed me into doing it. He told me I’d be a star over there.

“And then he didn’t give me a chance to prove myself. I was gone after four days. I have no idea what I’m going to do now. My life has been turned upside down. They have treated me really badly.”

Simon said yesterday (28.05.11) he feels “guilty” over what has happened, but insisted his "hands were tied" by executives at Fox.

Cheryl is currently in London with her mother, and said to be refusing to take calls from Simon about returning to the UK version of the show. She has told friends she may even take a break from all TV work.

The source added the Girls Aloud star had said: “A big part of me wants to disappear. I Love my family and friends. I’ll be ok without working for a while.

“’X Factor’ isn’t my world. It’s not the be-all and end-all of my career.”

Meanwhile Paula Abdul – who sits on the US panel of the show alongside Simon and music executive LA Reid – wants to remain friends with Cheryl.

She said: “All I can tell you is that she is lovely and I was really excited about the relationship and friendship we were forging. “And regardless I am really looking forward to continuing that. She's wonderful.”

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ThatOne's picture

Ahhhh, didums....

Another house of cards collapses and another talentless celebrity gets a real reality check, not a rigged one.  Cheryl's projected future earnings have now been aligned with her worth.

Stand by for an onslaught on every form of tacky media available, selling a tale of woe and half-truths, enhanced like Cheryl's hair, skin, teeth and voice.  Unless, having been inflated beyond her capacity, Cheryl has already met the end of the line, like the frog that wanted to be as big as a bull?

She could always go to Guildford and get a job as a cloakroom assistant.

Ageing tart's picture

The big reality check.

By the looks of it the bubble has burst for Cheryl.

I think it has burst for all the wrong reasons and for some of the right reasons.

Firstly the American Show was Simons Baby and we all knew Simon was leaving the UK version for the American show, the one with biggest earning potential from a continent. Which is a very shrewd business move.  So he was ok with feeling like he has the ego and the strength of character to stand his ground in the harsh world of American tv.

Simon would have known at the onset this was not for Cheryl so why did he go for it in the first place, a pretty girl to have on your arm next to the biting midget stuck on like glue on the other.

I don't think they've got rid of her on grounds of lacking in talent either as this would be a highly hypocritical situation to place the American TV company in considering Paula Abdul has about the same level of ability as Cheryl. Also popular are the claims that Americans wouldn't understand Cheryls dialect, another really hypocritical statement considering most normal every day Americans speak with a drawl that abuses the English language. The reason why English is not the purest of languages in America is due to its population history. Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Yorkshire ,Northerner, Mancurian, Brummy, German Jewish, Italian French,  omg the list is endless and the language mix is diverse. Odd that isn't it, the presenter actually has a Welsh dialect? 

So the only reason justifiable that is left, is that Cheryl just didn't fit in with the team and is now home.

What will Cheryl do now?  To be honest I think she should go back to working with the band and lie low from being a talent show judge at all.

Whilst working on the uk X factor Cheryl did make mistakes, but then all the judging panel made mistakes and it just goes to show that it isn't as easy as it looks. For those who failed to get through they will now be clapping their hands that so much that is life changing has been placed in the hands of reality show judges.

If only Britain could bring itself to examine itself properly far more artists and satisfied people would be in the world not dependent on such shows. BGT included.

On thursday gone some friends of mine went to the circus, as a small circus had come to town earlier in the week. They had 3 clowns, 3 good acrobatic acts, a pair of comedians who held everything together, a band and a singer. I gather the performance was excellent and this circus has been in business now for around 4 years.

In watching BGT recently I suddenly thought if only more people who had definite circus skills would network with one another and join forces to put together a show for tent and theatre, than Britain would see a revival not only of circus acts but variety and revue and gang show. Because when watching something as large as BGT you begin to realise that there is the equivalent of a good 10 to 12 circus / theatre revue companies out there. If only more people would open their eyes and start thinking what can I do for myself for once more people would end up with a decent career.

They could use the reality shows as a stepping stone to have done that, talking and networking and getting together.

No more bigging up of individuals like Cheryl unless they really deserve it. But hey what more bigging up can you do if a circus troupe came out of BGT and the X factor. That would be the real mark of success.

Maureen

AGeing tart

 

Ageing tart's picture

The big reality check.

By the looks of it the bubble has burst for Cheryl.

I think it has burst for all the wrong reasons and for some of the right reasons.

Firstly the American Show was Simons Baby and we all knew Simon was leaving the UK version for the American show, the one with biggest earning potential from a continent. Which is a very shrewd business move.  So he was ok with feeling like he has the ego and the strength of character to stand his ground in the harsh world of American tv.

Simon would have known at the onset this was not for Cheryl so why did he go for it in the first place, a pretty girl to have on your arm next to the biting midget stuck on like glue on the other.

I don't think they've got rid of her on grounds of lacking in talent either as this would be a highly hypocritical situation to place the American TV company in considering Paula Abdul has about the same level of ability as Cheryl. Also popular are the claims that Americans wouldn't understand Cheryls dialect, another really hypocritical statement considering most normal every day Americans speak with a drawl that abuses the English language. The reason why English is not the purest of languages in America is due to its population history. Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Yorkshire ,Northerner, Mancurian, Brummy, German Jewish, Italian French,  omg the list is endless and the language mix is diverse. Odd that isn't it, the presenter actually has a Welsh dialect? 

So the only reason justifiable that is left, is that Cheryl just didn't fit in with the team and is now home.

What will Cheryl do now?  To be honest I think she should go back to working with the band and lie low from being a talent show judge at all.

Whilst working on the uk X factor Cheryl did make mistakes, but then all the judging panel made mistakes and it just goes to show that it isn't as easy as it looks. For those who failed to get through they will now be clapping their hands that so much that is life changing has been placed in the hands of reality show judges.

If only Britain could bring itself to examine itself properly far more artists and satisfied people would be in the world not dependent on such shows. BGT included.

On thursday gone some friends of mine went to the circus, as a small circus had come to town earlier in the week. They had 3 clowns, 3 good acrobatic acts, a pair of comedians who held everything together, a band and a singer. I gather the performance was excellent and this circus has been in business now for around 4 years.

In watching BGT recently I suddenly thought if only more people who had definite circus skills would network with one another and join forces to put together a show for tent and theatre, than Britain would see a revival not only of circus acts but variety and revue and gang show. Because when watching something as large as BGT you begin to realise that there is the equivalent of a good 10 to 12 circus / theatre revue companies out there. If only more people would open their eyes and start thinking what can I do for myself for once more people would end up with a decent career.

They could use the reality shows as a stepping stone to have done that, talking and networking and getting together.

No more bigging up of individuals like Cheryl unless they really deserve it. But hey what more bigging up can you do if a circus troupe came out of BGT and the X factor. That would be the real mark of success.

Maureen

AGeing tart

 

ThatOne's picture

What the 'eck's Simon playin' at?

Simon's spin machine is starting to trail the idea that if the X-Factor UK doesn't re-hire Cheryl the show will flop.  ITV are not prepared to increase their side of the bargain to allow for the very expensive Ms Cole.

In other words, and following my previous post on this one, Simon's guarantee that Cheryl would get the £1.2 million she's not getting from Fox was made in the hope he could get it from ITV, and he's already winding that one up to see if he can squeeze it through.

Simon's style with women is idiosyncratic, to say the least.

Ageing tart's picture

Simon is just a rich playboy.

A 30 year old Destiny's Child singer has been chosen and a 22 year old rapper from N.dubz. In fact both artists are so famous and have such longevity to their careers, I forgot their names entirely.

The whole show should have been shelved for a year. Viewing figures were not as good last year. Voting figures also weren't as good and to much media deliberation has taken place it can't be good for anyone involved with the programme or those wanting a chance in life.

I actually think its time to change the format of this reality tv talent show and that means they should go back to the drawing board.

Maureen

Ageing tart