Cowell: Paula Abdul, Cheryl Cole to Join X Factor

Simon Cowell revealed Sunday that he has chosen the judging panel for the upcoming American version of his hit British talent show, The X Factor, which will debut on Fox this fall. The lineup will include his former Idol co-judge Paula Abdul, singer and former British X Factor judge Cheryl Cole, and Antonio “LA” Reid. “Fox is desperate to hire her,” Cowell said of Abdul. Fox hasn’t officially announced the judges yet.