Morning Links: ‘The X Factor’ Cleans House, Julian Assange Joins ‘The Simpsons’

● Imported host Steve Jones and esteemed judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger are all leaving Simon Cowell’s The X Factor, and apparently not on their own accord: "it was cleaning house day at the so-so rated reality series," writes Deadline’s Nikke Finke. [Deadline]

● Several years older and grey hairs richer, each and every member of Arrested Development’s original cast is returning for the new Netflix season. [Huff Post]

● It seems that, just to be safe, Ashton Kutcher has taken on the Herculean task of sorting through his 9.3 million Twitter followers in order to block certain (re: mostly tabloid) journalists. [Radar]

● Mindy Kaling has sold a sitcom to Fox in which she’ll play a "young Bridget Jones type doctor trying to navigate both her personal and professional lives." [Vulture]

● Wikileaks founder Julian Assange — who is still under house arrest — will play himself on The Simpsons’ landmark 500th episode. [Vulture]

● Already a generously tithing member of her mother’s Calabasas church, Kim Kardashian wants to step things up and start a Bible study group with her friends. [PageSix]

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