X Factor"s Paula Abdul steals the spotlight from Cheryl Cole in a plunging red dress (and Simon doesn"t seem to mind the view)

X Factor"s Paula Abdul steals the spotlight from Cheryl Cole in a plunging red dress (and Simon doesn"t seem to mind the view)

X Factor”s Paula Abdul steals the spotlight from Cheryl Cole in a plunging red dress (and Simon doesn”t seem to mind the view)

9:45 AM on 17th May 2011

Head to head: X Factor judges Paula Abdul and Cheryl Cole squared off in style stakes at the Fox Upfront at Wollman Rink in New York CityHead to head: X Factor judges Paula Abdul and Cheryl Cole squared off in style stakes at the Fox Upfront at Wollman Rink in New York City

Head to head: X Factor judges Paula Abdul and Cheryl Cole squared off in the style stakes at theFox Upfront at Wollman Rink in New York City”s Central Park last night with Abdul clearly stealing the spotlight in adaring 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

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

Who

Who”s your favourite, Simon Cowell poses between Abdul and Cole at the glitzy event

Happy family: X Factor co-hosts Steve Jones and Nicole Scherzinger followed by the show

Happy family: X Factor co-hosts Steve Jones and Nicole Scherzinger followed by the show”s judges L.A Reid, Abdul, Cowell and Cole, all posing on the carpet as a group for the first time

Horsing around: Abdul clearly grabbed SimonHorsing around: Abdul clearly grabbed Simon

Horsing around: Abdul clearly grabbed Cowell”s attention in her daring dress as he spent most of his time cozying up to the singer and joking around with her

Glamorous ladies: Paula and Cheryl pose with TV presenter Cat Deeley who, like Cole, is from Britain, having made her move to the States several years ago

Glamorous ladies: Abdul and Cole pose with TV presenter Cat Deeley who, like Cole, is from Britain, having made her move to the States several years ago

Lacklustre: X Factor presenter Nicole and So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deely failed to wow at the eventLacklustre: X Factor presenter Nicole and So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deely failed to wow at the event

Lacklustre: X Factor presenter Nicole Scherzinger and So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deely failed to wow at the event

Different strokes: Actresses Zoey Deschanel, Jamie Pressly and Martha Plimpton all slipped into different looks for their night outDifferent strokes: Actresses Zoey Deschanel, Jamie Pressly and Martha Plimpton all slipped into different looks for their night outDifferent strokes: Actresses Zoey Deschanel, Jamie Pressly and Martha Plimpton all slipped into different looks for their night out

Different strokes: Actresses Zoey Deschanel, Jamie Pressly and Martha Plimpton all slipped into different looks for their night out

Silver fox: Glee actor Matthew Morrison looked handsome in a silver grey slimline suit paired with an open-neck black shirt

Silver fox: Glee actor Matthew Morrison looked handsome in a silver grey slimline suit paired with an open-neck black shirt

WhatWhat

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