Paula Abdul “Blindsided” by X Factor Axing?

Ha ha ha ha…I have no idea if this is true…it’s brought to us by the brain trust at RadarOnline, but it sounds plausible to me, so Imma gonna post.

Reportedly, Paula Abdul isn’t happy AT ALL about being dropped from X Factor. Although Simon has promised to put her another show, she doesn’t feel she can trust him. Simon told her Fox didn’t want her because she wasn’t “edgy” enough. Steve Jones was the first to tell her that her job might be in jeopardy. Simon wants to replace Paula and Nicole with Mariah and Beyonce. That’ll happen. (RadarOnline)

According to a source close to the ex-singer/dancer, the soon to be 50-year-old found out a couple weeks ago from Steve Jones, whom she’s close to, that he would probably not be coming back and although she found it hard to believe, he told her at the time that he heard SHE might not be returning either.

“Paula loved doing the show and was blindsided by the news,” the source tells “Everyone is afraid this is going to send her into a deep depression and cause her to revisit some of her old destructive behavior.

“After talking to Steve, Paula phoned Simon [Cowell] to ask him if the rumors were true, and he admitted that the powers that be at Fox didn’t think she was ‘edgy’ enough to be brought back, but that he was working on trying to convince them to keep her on. And he told her if by some twist of fate he couldn’t save her job, he would line something else up for her soon.

“It was actually Simon’s lawyer who phoned her two days ago to tell her they made the decision to axe her, and although part of her expected the news, she was shocked,” the source says.

“She loved doing the show and never thought Simon would let her go…again…this makes twice that he’s booted her from the judging chair – once on Idol and now X Factor – and she says she doesn’t know if she can trust him again even if he does come up with another project for her.

“Paula heard they want to replace her and Nicole with Mariah and Beyonce,” says the source, “and she didn’t see any difference between her and them – unless you consider the fact they are both a lot younger and they both just became new moms.

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