It’s a good job Lewis Hamilton got her back, or he might have spent his whole life looking at this picture and weeping. Nicole was performing a gig at the Cirque De Soir nightclub at the Fairmont hotel in Dubai, where she also seemed to be DJing, and we know this by these pictures of her in some very big professional-looking headphones.
Is she having a little sleep?
She was there without Lewis Hamilton, who she apparently got back with earlier this year after the pair had ended their relationship.
Lewis may well be running through an airport somewhere going ‘Next flight to Dubai! My girlfriend’s there in thigh high leather boots!’ at this very second.
Will Mariah Carey Join The X Factor? Has J.Lo Changed Since Leaving Marc Anthony? Randy Jackson Sounds Off!
Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger out, Mariah Carey in?!
Now that the dust has finally settled after The X Factor bloodbath, during which it was announced judges Abdul and Scherzinger and host Steve Jones would not be returning for season two, one question remains: who will be filling the seats next to Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid when The X Factor returns? The one replacement suggestion on everyone’s lips? Superstar Carey, who was rumored to be joining the cast back in season one.
American Idol judge and Carey’s manager Randy Jackson spoke with reporters on a conference call today about the possibility of Mimi joining The X Factor’s judging panel, whether he’s noticed a change in Jennifer Lopez since her split with Marc Anthony, and more…
When asked if he thinks Carey would be a good judge for The X Factor, Jackson said, “She’d be amazing. I mean, I manage her, so of course I’m going to say that. She’d be amazing.”
So does Jackson think Carey will actually join the show? “I don’t know if that’s ever going to happen,” he said. “Look, Simon’s one of the smartest people I know. I’m sure he he’s got some very interesting ideas up his sleeve.”
Though Jackson is Carey’s manager and a judge on a rival reality singing competition show, he says he wouldn’t have any problems with his artist joining The X Factor. “No, no, not at all. She’s her own person. She can of course do whatever she wants and she always will do that,” Jackson explained, adding, “Simon’s one of my dearest friends in the world.”
Of his former costar and friend Abdul’s exit from The X Factor, Jackson says, “”I have not spoken to Paula. We texted back and forth. I’m sad to hear about what’s going on with that show. All of those people are dear friends of mine.”
Aside from the drama over at The X Factor, Jackson was also asked about his fellow judge Lopez’s split from her husband Anthony and if he’s noticed a difference in her. “No, I think she’s very cool,” Jackson says. “She’s very professional. She comes to work and she comes to work. She doesn’t carry anything with her.”
While we won’t see too many changes to the show’s format in its 11th season, Jackson admits there is one aspect they are trying to work on: the judges’ save. “We have a couple little wrinkles we’re going to throw in, because it’s always about finding ways to make it better,” he says. “One of the things we’ve been tossing around is the judges’ save thing, because last season, we saved Casey [Abrams]—it was the right time, it was the right move, but I certainly wish we had another one or two because it didn’t serve the rest of the team well.”
What do you think, X Factor fans? Would you like to see Mariah as a judge? Sound off in the comments!
For any “X Factor” fans who are thinking season two of the Simon Cowell-created singing competition will be business as usual, think again, because Monday (January 30) marked a veritable bloodletting of the show’s key talent and judging panel.
In addition to the losses of mentor Nicole Scherzinger and host Steve Jones, original “American Idol” diva and delightfully unpredictable judge Paula Abdul will also not be returning to the program. A source close to Cowell told Deadline.com that all three personalities were asked to leave the show.
“None of the three left on their own accord,” Deadline editor Nikki Finke wrote of what her insider source told her of the mass exodus. “It was cleaning house day at the so-so rated show.”
Despite their frequent onscreen bickering and banter, Cowell spoke highly of Abdul when it was announced that she would be joining him on “X Factor.” “I missed her the second she left ['Idol'],” Cowell told Deadline last year. “Always loved working with her even though she can be a pain. I don’t know what it is about her, but I’ve always clicked with her. You just have to get that chemistry, and she’s right. I’ve never found anyone better than her.”
Former Pussycat Doll and “Dancing With the Stars” champ Scherzinger was also sent packing, although a source close to Scherzinger told E! News that she left the show to focus on her music career. “She’s spoken to Simon [Cowell], and he’s given her his blessing,” the insider told E! Scherzinger often became emotional during elimination episodes, shedding tears and expressing sympathy for ousted contestants.
As for inaugural “X Factor” host Jones, the cheeky Welshman broke the news himself via Twitter on Monday. “I won’t be hosting next seasons X Factor which is a shame but I cant complain as I’ve had a great time,” Jones tweeted to his more than 94,000 followers. “Good luck to everyone on the show.”
Jones had decidedly big shoes to fill stepping into the gig, with comparisons instantly made to “American Idol” host/ media mogul Ryan Seacrest. Throughout the season, the reviews of Jones’ hosting skills were decidedly mixed.
As far as we know, L.A. Reid will continue to work alongside Cowell on the judging panel. There has been no word yet from Fox on who might replace Abdul, Scherzinger and Jones, or when season two will premiere.