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The X Factor Bloodbath: Steve Jones, Nicole Scherzinger & Paula Abdul Not Returning

In the TV business, it’s all about ratings and even Simon Cowell knew changes had to be made to The X Factor when its numbers didn’t not live up to expectation.

The day’s bloodbath started with host Steve Jones announcing that he wasn’t coming back. It was then reported that Nicole Scherzinger also was let go, despite claims that she would like to ‘focus on her music.’ Now, it appears that longtime Cowell friend, Paula Abdul was also given the boot. Apparently none left on their own accord.

More on this story as it develops.