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"Nothing is set, and Paula is one of many people Simon is talking to," the rep adds. It is further affirmed that the status of the judges line-up has not changed from what Cowell said a week earlier, "He's said the same thing many times, including on the radio last week. There's nothing new."
Earlier on May 24, there was report that Cowell admitted he has picked Abdul and Cole to fill the vacant positions although "Abdul's deal hasn't even started" and "Cole's deal isn't quite done yet." He reportedly stated he has "always wanted Paula" for the show, while believing that Cole is "going to do really well in America."