There was a "night of the long knives" where several crew members, most notably Sutan, Christian the hairstylist, probably the stylists because I haven't seen them back either, and Paulina Porizkova (on her birthday no less) were all let go. She talked about it the next day or so on Craig Ferguson. It was supposed to be a cost-saving measure and they haven't had a "supermodel" judge or regular hair/makeup people since.
Thanks for clearing that up! I figured it was mostly due to cost issues.
“Oh my god you’re part of FuckYeahRaja? I love FuckYeahRaja! I check it a lot. You guys are the cutest! You find pics that I don’t even know about… I’m like where’d they find that?”—Raja [on FuckYeahRaja]