Make-out sesh! Unfortunately this isn’t Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell getting together, as we have always hoped for them. This very staged photo was taken at the reception for the first round of auditions of the U.S. version of The X-Factor, which Paula has signed on for. And since the show is Cowell’s baby, that means Paula and Simon are back together bay-bee! Reunited! This also means that Paula is going to be a judge again. Feel absolutely free to insert your own joke here. Paula, as expected, had a bit of an embarrassing moment with her skirt and a gust of wind while walking in, but you’re going to have to look through our gallery for that one!
Simon confirmed the news (in a very sweet statement) saying, “This show would never have been the same without Paula and I can’t believe I am saying this, [but] I have missed her a lot, and I am thrilled she’s on the show.” Forget Paula… we’ve missed you, Simon! Paula returned the favor stating, “…I’m also delighted and grateful to be sitting next to Simon again…but you might want to check back with me in a week or two!” So there you have it, the judges panel of the U.S. version of The X-Factor is now complete with Paula and Simon rounding off L.A. Reid and Cheryl Cole with Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones co-hosting. As planned, Paula and Simon sat next to each other during the auditions, and all was right with the universe again.
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