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October 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Cheryl Cole

Even Steven Tyler, a former American Idol judge, appears convinced that the supposed feud between current Idol judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey is bogus. Adding to a chorus of comments that the broohaha was contrived to help spike ratings for the slumping Fox talent show, Tyler, buttonholed by the celebrity website TMZ and asked whether the pair were “BS’ing with that whole beef,” responded, “Of course. Are you kidding?” And Cee Lo Green, who is currently a judge on NBC’s The Voice, voiced a similar reaction when asked by TMZ whether he thought the feud between the two Idol judges is legit. Green replied, “This is Hollywood, California. Hardly anything’s legit.” Meanwhile, British singer Cheryl Cole has commented for the first time about being axed last year from Simon Cowell’s The X Factor shortly after it began taping its first season. Writing in an autobiography, Cheryl: My Story, due out on Friday, Cole said that she was called into a meeting with an executive producer of the show and told she was being dropped. Simon Cowell, who had hired her, she said, “didn’t even have the guts to phone or send a message warning me what was coming.vI was furious with Simon for letting it happen like this.” She said that she wrote him a letter saying, “I understand you’re a businessman, and what I’ve learned from this is that business means more to you than our friendship.” Cole said that their friendship resumed about six months later when Cowell told her that the decision to axe her was “the worst mistake I ever made.”