Find out why 2014 looks set to be Cheryl Cole's biggest and best year, ever, as she settles court case with X Factor US bosses.
Cheryl Cole is set to end her eight-year hiatus with the mother of all comebacks next year.
Not only is the former Girls Aloud star said to be back in the studio recording her fourth album, but she’s finally settled her on-going legal battle with The X Factor US, leaving her free to return to the UK show next year.
Cheryl has been awarded £1.4million in an out of court settlement with the American show’s producers Blue Orbit, The Metro reports.
The costs are said to cover the money she would’ve been paid for a second season on the show, plus wardrobe and styling costs, and a £9,300-a-month living allowance plus living expenses. While she also recieved an ealrier £1.1million fee for the brief period she actually appeard on the show.
But has the fiesty Jordie ruffled Simon Cowell’s feathers with the triumphant court deal? Apparently not.
‘It was never about Simon. It was about the production company and the contract they signed,’ a source told the paper.
‘She and Simon are totally cool and have been for some time. This was the final sticking point and means everything has been resolved. She’s been paid.’
With her new year comeback planned to the finest detail, it looks like 2014 still won’t see Cheryl move further into fashion.
‘She’s been turning down work this year, including designing a fashion range for a major high street chain. She turned it down. It was a big lucrative deal,’ the source revealed.
The decision may come as a surprise to the fashion pack, while Cheryl’s return to the studio provided a timely distraction to her split with dancer beau, Tre Holloway.
‘Cheryl needed to take time off for herself,’ the source added. ‘Her relationship with Tre ended but they’re still friends. She’s needed this time off for her own sanity.’
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