Cheryl cole's rollercoaster ride to the top
Geordie beauty Cheryl Cole's American dream is reportedly hanging in the balance.
Producers of the American X Factor are apparently unsure about hiring Cheryl as a judge, thinking an established US star would perhaps be more suited to the role.
Katy Perry and Rihanna are among the names being put forward as alternatives.
Simon Cowell is said to be trying to persuade bosses Cheryl is the best woman for the job.
A pal of Cheryl's close friend Derek Hough said: "The truth is nothing's been signed and the producers still aren't convinced."
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