Now here is some additional mind-blowing content from today's New York Post:
Jones-ing for a new ‘X’ host
Here’s hoping that rumors about him leaving are true...
Last Updated: 12:10 AM, December 21, 2011
Posted: 10:19 PM, December 20, 2011
In no particular order, the acts leaving the “The X Factor” are — Steve Jones and Nicole Scherzinger!
Maybe. While those might be the words America is dying to hear, and despite stories about their untimely demise flying around the world yesterday, you won’t be hearing those words before the new year.
After a story ran in Britain’s Daily Mail reporting that Jones had gotten the boot due to bad reviews (pick me! pick me!) and also because his connection with the audience is well, less than good, the show’s people were quick to respond with a non-commitment.
‘X’-ED OUT: British tabloids are reporting that Steve Jones may be getting the ax from “X Factor” due to bad reviews about his audience connection.
AWKWARD: Jones attempts to console Rachel Crow.
They called it “pure UK tabloid speculation and said that, “Absolutely no discussions have been had, and no decisions will be made about any contracts until the new year.”
Does that sound like, “Everybody’s coming back!” No, not unless you’re Steve Jones’ agent, it doesn’t.
The Brit paper went so far as to make it a fait accompli, reporting that Jones was “devastated” by getting the boot in the butt.
Hey, I think the guy should be still in shock from getting the gig in the first place. Jones is not just as bland as his name, but he’s stiff as a six-day-old corpse — and as warm as one.
Sure, he’s handsome, but he’s as suited to be host of an American TV show as I am to be a leg model.
And Scherzinger? She’s turned out to be “X’s” gorgeous redundancy. A parrot of Paula Abdul but without the courage of her convictions.
She not only screwed up by deferring to Paula on her Rachel Crow vote but, by totally ignoring the “save” song, making it count for nothing.
So, is she a goner, too? Scherzinger is being as vague about returning to the show as Anthony Weiner was about his tweeted wiener.
So now speculation is running high that she will replace Jones as host — the spot she was originally supposed to share with him.
If the show is going to ever deliver the numbers of viewers that Cowell promised he’d deliver, he’s got to ship Jones back to the UK, and then decide whether Scherzinger is enough of a personality to be the host.
Me? I don’t think so. She’s not funny, and that spot needs to go to someone with that Nick Cannon/Ryan Seacrest touch. Irony goes a long way, even in these sob-sister shows.
Simon’s also got to stop choosing people for their looks and start picking them for their personalities, quirkiness, humor and good judgment.
If Scherzinger goes, he shouldn’t replace her. Americans like three judges. Think “Dancing With the Stars,” “America’s Got Talent” and “American Idol.”
When they brought a fourth judge onto “American Idol,” viewers took off like their butts were on fire.
But Cowell, ironically, now says he’s thinking of adding a fourth judge to “America’s Got Talent,” too. “Four judges,” he told The Post, “leaves less room for error.” Isn’t the error h aving four judges in the first place?
Well, if he wants to sink “AGT” as well, I know two people who might be looking for work next week.
Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/tv/jones_ing_for_new_host_ZjvOZjRTRkEmEgTnZAgGmL#ixzz1hAu7wjYU