George Clooney‘s girlfriend Stacy Keibler is the latest name being tossed around as a potential X Factor judge.
The New York Post claims Stacy is in talks to join the show — which is also considering Britney Spears — but it seems odd, considering she has no music background.
Still, a source tells the
Post,”Her lack of experience in the music business may make her more appropriate as a host. She looks fantastic and has bags of charisma.”
The search for a host and judges is on, following the departures of judges
Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, and host Steve Jones.
Britney Spears: X Factor-bound? (Wireimage)
Britney Spears is thisclose to signing a deal with X Factor producers to be one of the show’s next judges, according to multiple reports.
According to Deadline.com, Britney has been offered $10 million for the gig, which would put her just under the $12 million that Jennifer Lopez is making at the rival
Neither reps for
X Factor head Simon Cowell, nor FOX is commenting yet.
Cowell axed judges
Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul after the show’s first season scored mediocre ratings.
Janet Jackson (NBC)
The list for who will fill one of the two judging seats on the upcoming season of
X Factor just got shorter: Janet Jackson has removed herself from consideration.
, she is “very flattered that TheInsider.com X Factor let me know that I was being considered for next season, but it just wouldn’t be possible.”
Janet said taking on such a gig would be “unrealistic” since she’s gearing up for her summer tour and a film.
Get ready for a new all-boy band!
Simon Cowell is in the early stages of developing an all-boy band consisting of Americans, reports . JustJared
“Simon is really excited to form a group of guys from America,” a source tells the Web site. “He’s done such a fine job with British boys, so he’s ready to try his hand in America. He’s looking for the right people to team up with and create their sound.”
The X Factor judge’s other bands signed to his Syco label are British group One Direction and the quartet Il Divo.
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.
, LeAnn is interested in joining the show, and she has already met with X Factor co-producer FremantleMedia North America. Entertainment Weekly
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.
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Janet Jackson is in talks to join The X Factor as a judge, following the departure of Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger.
The talks are in the preliminary stages, as
Simon Cowell meets with show execs this week to discuss replacements, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
On Thursday, Janet was coy about joining the show when
Anderson Cooper asked her about it. “Oh my God,” she said laughing. “No, I’m not a judge on The X Factor.”
“You’re not currently a judge on
The X Factor,” responded Anderson.
“No, I am not,” Janet said. “But that’s all I really think I should say.”
Cowell is also reportedly also interested in
Pink and Katy Perry as possible judges.