Paul Abdul Confirmed for 'X Factor': Who's the Best Reality TV Judge of All Time?
Whether you thought she was the heart and soul of "American Idol" or a mysteriously addled oddity, Abdul will reunite with Cowell on "The X Factor" judges' panel this fall.
Believe it or not, "American Idol" ratings are up slightly without Cowell -- but millions of fans still miss his zingers.
The "Hell's Kitchen," "Kitchen Nightmares" and "MasterChef" judge has terrified chefs -- and TV viewers -- throughout the nation.
Trump is so convincing at firing people on "The Apprentice" that some people think he should run the entire country.
The "Project Runway" judge now weighs in on fashion "events" like the Oscars and the royal wedding.
The "Dancing With the Stars" judge is known for getting overly excited -- and some say he crossed the line when he called Michael Bolton's jive dance the worst he had seen in all 11 seasons.
The "So You Think You Can Dance" judge will return as a permanent judge this season, bringing along her much-missed enthusiasm and catchphrases like "Hot Tamale Train."
Whether you thought she was the heart and soul of "American Idol" or a mysteriously addled dimwit, Abdul will reunite with Cowell on "The X Factor" judges' panel this fall, Fox announced on Sunday.
Cowell and Abdul were known for their love-hate relationship, with Abdul often serving as the butt of Cowell's jokes.
Abdul left "Idol" in 2009 after eight seasons -- one year before Cowell did the same -- in a contract dispute. Her next gig, on CBS's "Live to Dance," tanked in the ratings this year.
British pop star Cheryl Cole and music producer Antonio "L.A." Reid will complete "The X Factor" judges' panel. Steve Jones, a popular TV host in the U.K., and ex-Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger will co-host.
From Abdul to Cowell to Donald Trump to Gordon Ramsay, click through our slideshow and let us know: Who's the best reality TV judge of all time?
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