Cheryl Cole sues 'X Factor' bosses
British pop star alleges she is still owed millions for her short stint as host
British pop star Cheryl Cole is suing producers behind The X Factor over allegations she was not paid in full for her ill-fated stint on the TV talent show. The series' creator and head judge Simon Cowell brought the "Girls Aloud" star over to the U.S. from the panel on the hugely successful British version last year, but she failed to impress TV bosses and was ultimately axed, with Nicole Scherzinger stepping in as her replacement.
Cole walked away with her $1.8 million fee for her short stint on the series, but in a lawsuit filed at Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, the singer claims she is still owed millions of dollars by bosses at Blue Orbit Productions. In the suit, it is claimed Cole is owed an additional $2 million for a second series as part of a "pay or play" clause in her contract, as well as money she was allegedly promised for expenses.
The expenses include a $100,000 wardrobe allowance as a one-time payment, a $25,000 stylist budget, $15,000-per-month for accommodation and a $2,500-per-month living allowance. Cole is also seeking reimbursement for security and travel costs, as well as interest on the money she is allegedly owed, and legal costs.
Not into all this sue thing but the way they treated Cheryl was discusting!!
She's come from a working class background had no money growing up! Half her mates died from drugs she worked hard to get where she was.... and was on pop stars the rivals in 2002 before X factor so she knows what it feels like!!
She was promised USA X Factor and I was looking forward to it also, she would have been a brilliant judge!! She's Funny,cheeky,,witty,and down to earth,has a big heart!!!
I'm so glad she kept her Geordie accent most usa have no clue on the north/south divide or what northerners are like ie working class friendly but tough. Shame unless they wil never know what they have missed unless they check her story out on You Tube.
Simon made her promises, and cut her, replaced her with idiots, who are already fired.
She is not suing for anything that was not within her contract.
When she signed the contract she expected to do the job.
Simon broke the contract. Do you twits understand that? Simon broke the contract and does not want to pay what was promised WITHIN the contract.
The X factor has terrible sound engineers, terrible camera work and directors, they zoom out so far most the time the TV audience is in the cheap seats, only seeing a stupid video wall.
Simon WAS honest on American Idol, he now is just a record executive working hard to promote his choices, and trash the others. There is a reason why the X factor ratings are 7 million vs 24 million which is what Simon promised.
and you wonder why things cost so much [ give me more,more,more ]
she was over paid with what she got
Can we just say it? GREEDY! I am sure that there are hundreds of thousands of people that would love just to have the $15,000 per/month, let alone that $1.8 million. There are too many greedy people in this world that are destroying what America is truly about.