Tuesday, May 17, 2011
PAPARAZZI: X Factor’s Paula Abdul Steals The Spotlight From Cheryl Cole
She may be 21 years older than her, but Paula Abdul still managed to outdo Cheryl Cole on the red-carpet last night.
The X Factor judges went head-to-head in style stakes at the Fox Upfront at Wollman Rink in New York City’s Central Park with Abdul clearly stealing the spotlight from the 27-year-old brunette in a daring red shift dress. And the big boss Simon Cowell certainly appeared to approve of the plunging neckline, as the 51-year-old could barely keep his eyes off the Forever Your Girl singer.
Head to head: X Factor judges Paula Abdul and Cheryl Cole squared off in the style stakes at the Fox Upfront at Wollman Rink in New York City’s Central Park last night with Abdul clearly stealing the spotlight in a daring plunging coral shift dress
Eyes front Simon! The big boss Simon Cowell certainly agreed, as the 51-year-old could barely keep his eyes off the Forever Your Girl singer.
Abdul looked nowhere near her 48 years with her glowing décolletage and smooth complexion. While Cheryl still looked great in her own orange shift, she was definitely demure and covered up in the short-sleeved and high neck design. She finished off the prim and proper look with a pair of white t-bar stilettos and strings of Vivienne Westwood pearls.
Abdul clearly grabbed Simon’s attention in the daring dress as he spent much of his time cosying up to the singer and joking around with her.
Last night’s event marked the first time the whole U.S. X Factor team had been photographed together. The four four judges – which also includes music producer LA Reid – joined co-hosts Steve Jones and Nicole Scherzinger at the Fox event, the channel which will air the show come September.
Cheryl’s ensemble was surprising choice after the Geordie-born star dazzled with her spectacular and revealing Cannes wardrobe last week.
Horsing around: Abdul clearly grabbed Simon’s attention in her daring dress as he spent most of his time cozying up to the singer and joking around with her
The Girls Aloud singer had photographers flashbulbs in a spin when she stepped out in an extremely revealing plunging white Stephanie Rolland gown that left little to the imagination.
It was also a flat night for 32-year-old X Factor co-presenter Nicole, who failed to dazzle in a shapeless black bell shaped zip dress. .
The former Pussycat Dolls incredible figure was hidden under the ensemble puffed out at the waist and stopped at the tops of her knees.
With his gleaming white teeth and bronzed complexion, fellow host Jones showed he is settling into his new California surrounds quite well.
The British TV star jetted over to the States just over a week ago after he bagged the coveted job of hosting the U.S. version of the X Factor with Nicole.
Lacklustre: X Factor presenter Nicole and So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deely failed to wow at the event.
For his night out Steve was dressed in a dapper Navy blue suit. The 34-year-old Welshman is now based mainly in Los Angeles after signing a deal with Fox to co-host the show just days before filming commenced.
Paula later posted a snap of her posing with fellow judge Cheryl and So You Think You Can Dance presenter Cat Deeley.
Deely also looked somewhat lacklustre in a beige suede shift which she paired with caramel sandals.
The 34-year-old wore her blonde hair poker straight and went minimal with her make-up.
Newly single actress Jamie Pressly went for the ethereal look on the red-carpet in a sheer white bat-wing frock with lace detailing. The 33-year-old wore her hair in a curly bob and showed off her tanned long limbs. 500 Days Of Summer actress Zoey Deschanel looked cute in pink-tiered confection complete with belt. And 31-year-old Glee actor Matthew Morrison looked handsome in a silver grey slimline suit paired with an open-neck black shirt. Cole and Abdul also join LA Reid and Cowell on the judging panel of the new US talent show.
Auditions began taping in Los Angeles last week and will continue around America over the coming months.
The show will then be screened on Fox from September.
Meanwhile while Cheryl may have been in Cannes 2011 on business, not just pleasure according to the latest reports. She has apparently been eyed up by Hollywood bigwig producer Harvey Weinstein who wants to put her in one of his films. According to sources in Cannes, Harvey reckons Chezza would make a great leading lady – and reckons she’s got a very interesting life. What’s that you’re wearing? Cheryl left the party wearing an oversized men’s blazer, possibly belonging to her bodyguard, which swamped her petite figure.