Just In: Stacy Keibler In Talks To Join ‘X Factor!’

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.

JUST IN! Britney Spears Close To Signing $10 Million X Factor Deal!

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 American Idol.

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.

JUST IN: Janet Jackson Passes On X Factor Judging Gig….It’s ‘Unrealistic,’ She Says

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.

Janet tells TheInsider.com, she is “very flattered that 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.


MUSIC: Simon Cowell Planning To Create New All-Boy Band!

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.

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?

RELATED STORY: Britney Spears Wants To Be An X Factor Judge

JUST IN: Britney Spears Wants To Be A Judge On X-Factor! VOTE: But Is She Better Than Fergie or Janet?

Britney Spears’ new career ambition? To be a judge on X Factor!

Britney has reached out to the FOX show’s producers to express her interest in replacing ousted judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, according to Us Weekly.

But Britney isn’t the only pop star interested in a judging gig: Janet Jackson and Fergie are also interested.

UPDATE! Read: LeAnn Rimes Has Met With X Factor Producers About Being A Judge!

X FACTOR: Janet Jackson’s In Talks To Be A Judge!

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.


Whitney Houston Was Being Considered For X-Factor Judge Gig, Says Simon Cowell

Sad but true: Simon Cowell was slated to meet with X-Factor honchos on Monday to discuss bringing Whitney Houston on the show as a judge.

“We were ironically going to meet on Monday and of course, one of the names we were going to be talking about in that meeting as a possible mentor on the new series of X Factor was going to be Whitney Houston,” Cowell told CNN’s Piers Morgan Saturday night, just hours after Whitney had died at the Beverly Hilton.

The Hollywood Reporter had reported that Whitney was keen on such a gig, and Cowell echoed that sentiment: “The rumors that had got back to us…and that’s often what happens when people want to be on these shows, somebody tells someone to get the word out, it’s normally a sign that they are interested,” Cowell said.

He added, “Given the choice, I would have liked to have taken her under my wing as well, because she would have been the ultimate, ultimate mentor to any contestant coming on the show.”

JUST IN: Steve Jones Fired From X-Factor! It’s Official!

It’s official: Steve Jones is leaving his hosting gig X-Factor.

The announcement follows reports that surfaced Monday morning, which quoted Simon Cowell hinting that Jones was out. Cowell told the Daily Mirror, “I don’t think he did a bad job but, like America’s Got Talent, there is a Brit limit on the show.” Jones is from Wales. Cowell is from England.

Jones confirmed the speculation Monday evening, when he tweeted about his impending departure—and that the choice to leave isn’t his: “I wont be hosting next seasons XFactor which is a shame but I cant complain as I’ve had a great time. Good luck to everyone on the show.”