X Factor USA: Julian McDonald thinks Cheryl Cole sacking is just a PR stunt!
We were shocked when we woke up this morning to the news that Cheryl Cole had been sacked from The X Factor USA. It has been claimed that the former Girls Aloud singer was dropped and will be replaced by Nicole Scherzinger because auditionees couldn't understand her accent and she had a distinct 'lack of chemistry' with fellow judge Paula Abdul. However, fashion designer Julian McDonald isn't placing much stock in the reports, because he thinks it's all one big PR stunt, designed to raise interest in the series.
Talking at the Lorraine High Street Fashion awards, the designer said: "Well I was speaking to Cheryl a few days ago, and when I spoke to her from America she was really happy, she was having the time of her life. So I think it’s a bit of a ‘media blah’ to get press for the X Factor." He could have a point. Not that we don't think Cheryl Cole was sacked, but the timing of the news breaking was very suspicious. TMZ published the stories last night, just before the American Idol season finale was about to air. That sounds like a bit of Cowell planning to us!