Cheryl Cole Doesn't Have The X Factor (In The US)
Cheryl Cole was hired on as a judge for Simon Cowell's new Fox show The X Factor. An unknown to US audiences after winning the British version of the show, Cole joined Cowell at the judge's table after the initial round of auditions (which attracted thousands to Newark for the chance at stardom). Unfortunately, Cole's thick British accent could not be understood and Cowell had to dismiss his friend from the show. That was followed by the mini-drama of whether or not Paula Cole would join the show as a judge, which she eventually did.