It is not a final decision that Paula Abdul and Cheryl Cole will join Simon Cowell and Antonio "L.A." Reid on "The X Factor (US)". In contrary to report which said the show's creator has picked the two beauties to accompany him as judges, Cowell's rep tells The Hollywood Reporter, "It's still playing out."
"Nothing is set, and Paula is one of many people Simon is talking to," the rep adds. It is further affirmed that the status of the judges line-up has not changed from what Cowell said a week earlier, "He's said the same thing many times, including on the radio last week. There's nothing new."
Earlier on May 24, there was report that Cowell admitted he has picked Abdul and Cole to fill the vacant positions although "Abdul's deal hasn't even started" and "Cole's deal isn't quite done yet." He reportedly stated he has "always wanted Paula" for the show, while believing that Cole is "going to do really well in America."