Celebrity Scandals 2011
From Lindsay Lohan's prison stint to Cheryl's US X Factor axe, see the star stories that have shocked in 2011
Cheryl Cole sacked from American X Factor
Scandal: Poached from our very own screens, Simon Cowell took British sweetheart Cheryl Cole to the big US of A with promises of fame and success as a judge on the American X Factor. But the starlet was sacked before the show even hit TV screens, with the bosses unable to understand her Geordie accent. It's thought a lack of chemistry and confidence with the other judges was also to blame. What followed was an uncomfortable dumping of friendship by Cowell with Ms Cole keeping a low profile for a while.
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