Ellen DeGeneres: X Factor Cast Stars

September 29th, 2011 - 3:52 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason  

Sep 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) On her ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’, Ellen introduced X Factor judges Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul, who had been separated for three years before reuniting on the X Factor. Paula says that they are having a lot of fun, and Simon agreed, the best fun he had in a long time. He loves that there are no rules with his new show. Simon stated that Paula is finally making sense.

Paula is glad for the live audience, because they can back her up when Simon claims she is wrong or not making sense. Ellen also loves that fact that the contestants on X Factor have to audition in front of the live audience. Simon says they are different that ‘American Idol’ because they are looking for a different kind of star, have much more mentoring, and are open to a wider age range.

Ellen asked how they decide who mentors whom. Simon says he has nothing to do with the decision, that it is decided early on. Simon’s money came into the conversation, and Ellen mentioned that he plans to leave his fortune to children and animals, although he has neither. Simon explained that he always felt it was sort of silly to work hard to make a lot of money, just to die and leave it to another person.

LA Reid and Nicole Scherzinger then joined the set of Ellen, and Ellen spoke of what a “big deal” that LA is, with such clients as Jay-Z and Justin Bieber. LA says he decided to do X Factor because he was jealous of Simon for having the opportunity to find all the new talent which Simon was discovering. Nicole joked that she was just obsessed with Paula. She said that herself, Paula, and LA were kindred spirits, since they are all artists, “And then, there’s Simon,” she laughed.

The X Factor host, Steve Jones then made his way out to chat with Ellen and the rest of the cast. He is from South Wales, which is apparent from his accent. So far his current favorite is Rachel Crow who opened the auditions. His favorite judge is.. well he wouldn’t say. He says LA is like R2D2. Nicole is Princess Leah, he likened Simon to Darth Vader, and called Paula “Yoda.” Paula said that Steve is a charmer, and was sad that they didn’t talk more about Simon.

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