LeAnn Rimes In Talks To Be ‘X Factor Judge,’ Says Husband Eddie Cibrian

A new name is now being tossed around as a possible new judge for The X Factor: LeAnn Rimes

The singer’s husband Eddie Cibrian confirmed the negotiations, and not surprisingly, thinks she would be “unbelievable” on the panel of the show alongside Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid.

Eddie tells Extra: “They’ve been talking. I think she would be unbelievable on a show like that. Plus she can sing.”

Others in the running reportedly include Britney Spears and Stacey Keibler.

Just In: LeAnn Rimes Has Met With X Factor Producers About Being A Judge!

LeAnn Rimes is the latest artist in the running to be a judge on X Factor.

Others already being considered, or who have approached producers of the show include Britney Spears, Kelly Rowland and Vanessa Hudgens.

According to Entertainment Weekly, LeAnn is interested in joining the show, and she has already met with X Factor co-producer FremantleMedia North America.

EW also reports that X Fator head Simon Cowell is seeking to replace ousted judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger with two females before the second season starts production later this year.

What do you think? Do you want LeAnn as a judge?

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Khloe Kardashian & LeAnn Rimes: BFF Alert!

Khloe Kardashian and LeAnn Rimes have struck up a new friendship!

The bond? Basketball!

Both attended a Dallas Mavericks game in their home city yesterday, and while they didn’t interact with each other at the game — at which Khloe’s husband Lamar Odom played — they sure bonded about it later on twitter.

Rimes kicked off the Twitter conversation by tweeting at Khloe and Lamar, “great game! Hope you guys are enjoying Dallas. See you next time :)” Khloe gushed back, “saw pics of you! You looked fab as always xoxo”

The back-and-forth lovefest continued with Rimes responding, “awww thx! Love sitting close so they can get the gorgeous ‘eating a hotdog’ pic HA. Wish I could have said hi.” Khloe, always one to jump on innuendo, responded,  “that’s why I don’t sit close! LOL it scares me! LOL either way you look fab… They have nasty minds”.
Rimes wrote back, “that’s funny and so true! Smart girl! I’ll stick to drinking a beer next time :)”
And Khloe then appealed to Rimes’ southern roots, writing back, “Dallas has been MORE then amazing to me!!! Southern hospitality at its finest :)”