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.
Glee star Darren Criss was offered the hosting gig for X Factor, but he turned it down!
He “politely declined the gig,” according to E!.
Ever since Steve Jones got the boot as the show’s host, show bigwig Simon Cowell has been on the hunt for a replacement.
According to E!, Darren won’t be joining the show “because of his busy schedule, plus he’d rather spend his time singing and dancing than hosting. A source tells E!, “They were after him. But there’s no way he could have done it with everything he has going on.”
Simon Cowell‘s moved on his from his ex-fiancee Mezhgan Hussainy: With Brazilian businesswoman-socialite Ana Paula Junqueira.
The pair ave been dating for “several months,” Radar reports of the couple, who spent time aboard a yacht in December.
“Simon and Ana are dating, and are very happy,” a source tells Radar. “They have been able to keep their romance low-key. Ana is very much her own accomplished woman, and Simon respects her a great deal for that.”
The source says the relationship is hardly super serious. “They are just enjoying spending time together right now, besides, who says Ana wants to marry him? She has a very successful and fulfilling life.”
The X Factor has lost its host, Steve Jones. Now, it’s losing two of its judges.
Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger have been given the boot, according Entertainment Weekly, following Jones’ confirmation on Twitter Monday night that he’s leaving the show.
According to Deadline, “none of the three left on their own accord and that it was cleaning house day at the so-so rated reality series.”