LOS ANGELES (AP) - Simon Cowell says the judging panel for his
U.S. version of "The X Factor" has yet to be set and suggested
Paula Abdul is in the running.
During a teleconference Monday, Cowell reaffirmed that he's a
"massive fan" of Paula Abdul, his former "American Idol"
colleague. But he's still deciding who will join him in judging his
new talent contest and the panel won't be announced for several
"The X Factor" is set to debut next fall on Fox. Cowell exited
the network's "American Idol" in part to focus on the new show,
which has been a successful format in several countries since its
debut in Britain in 2004.
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