Axed by fiendish Rumpelstiltskin: The 5ft 2in snakeskin boot-wearing TV boss who shattered Cheryl Cole"s US dream


Axed by fiendish Rumpelstiltskin: The 5ft 2in snakeskin boot-wearing TV boss who shattered Cheryl Cole"s US dream

Axed by fiendish Rumpelstiltskin: The 5ft 2in snakeskin boot-wearing TV boss who shattered Cheryl Cole”s US dream

1:57 AM on 29th May 2011

Not happy: Axeman Mike Darnell is dwarfed by American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and fellow Fox executive Kevin Reilly

Not happy: Axeman Mike Darnell is dwarfed by American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and fellow Fox executive Kevin Reilly

Cool reception: Cheryl Cole appears to be ignored by fellow judge Paula Abdul at the Fox launch

Cool reception: Cheryl Cole appears to be ignored by fellow judge Paula Abdul at the Fox launch

Big player: Mike Darnell, far right, on stage with American Idol judges Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson, as well as the show

Big player: Mike Darnell, far right, on stage with American Idol judges Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson, as well as the show”s executive producer Ken Warwick

Shattered dreams: Cheryl has showcased a series of new looks during her short time as an American X Factor judgeShattered dreams: Cheryl has showcased a series of new looks during her short time as an American X Factor judge

Shattered dreams: Cheryl has showcased a series of new looks during her short time as an X Factor USA judge

The axeman cometh: Mike Darnell

The axeman cometh: Mike Darnell

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