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Jennifer Love Hewitt to Be an ‘X Factor’ Judge?

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Jennifer Love-HewittJennifer Love-Hewitt is in the running to be a judge on X Factor.

The 34-year-old actress - who hit the charts in 2002 with her single "BareNaked" - is rumored to be joining Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato on the third season of the pop star search show as a replacement for the departed L.A. Reid and Britney Spears.

Speaking to Us Weekly magazine, a source said, "Simon is very interested [in Jennifer]." Cowell, 53, has two positions up for grabs on the judging panel and is believed to be chatting to several celebrities about the roles, although Hewitt is believed to be one of the favorites along with Kelly Rowland - who judged one series of the UK version of The X Factor. "Simon has always remained a fan of Kelly's and she's most definitely in the mix to join the judging panel on X Factor," a source said previously.

A representative for The X Factor has described the rumors as "pure speculation," though none have yet been denied.

Hewitt has released four albums in her career but turned her back on music in 2004. However, this year she recorded a cover of "I'm a Woman" to promote the second season of her TV show The Client List.


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‘X Factor’ Wants Cheryl Cole Back?

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Cheryl ColeCheryl Cole could be offered a huge deal to return to The X Factor.

The 29-year-old pop star was sacked during the show's first series in 2011 before suing Simon Cowell's talent show for $2.3 million, but it's now being reported she could be offered a big contract to tempt a return for the former judge.

"This is a massive move from Simon. He's going right out there and saying that he made a mistake in sacking her. After she was shunted off the show, TV critics in the US said in reviews that she was the best thing about the program - and it seems for once that Simon was wrong. Over the past two seasons, the X Factor hasn't performed as Simon would have wanted - now it looks like Cheryl will be the savior," a source said.

The insider speculates the Girls Aloud singer might not accept the deal after the added "humiliation" of being replaced by Nicole Scherzinger on the UK version of the show.

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Carrie Underwood: I’d Be a Constructive ‘X Factor’ Judge

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Carrie UnderwoodCarrie Underwood would be a "constructive" X Factor judge.

The country starlet thinks she would be a great addition to the judging panel of Simon Cowell's singing competition, but worries she wouldn't be able to cope with shattering wannabe musicians' dreams.

"I'd never say never. I think I could do things in a very constructive way. But those initial auditions, where you have to say no or tell someone to stop? I don't know if I could do that," she said.

The blonde beauty also revealed she would love to collaborate with British acts including Oscar-winning Skyfall singer Adele. Carrie listed, "I love Jessie J, I think she's fearless, which is great. Coldplay. Adele, of course. I'm up for anything."


Khloe Kardashian Fired from X Factor?

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Khloe Kardashian on 'The X Factor'Khloe Kardashian has reportedly been fired from X Factor.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star joined Simon Cowell's show last year as a co-presenter with Mario Lopez and while he is set to return next season, Khloe will not be back.

"They are asking Mario [Lopez] to come back, but not Khloe," a source told The New York Post.

Khloe previously revealed she was asked not to take any hosting lessons before she started, leaving her unprepared for what to expect: "I've never done live TV before, and I was asked to not do any hosting lessons because they wanted me to be just myself. I found the day before because the stage was just built, that I couldn't read the teleprompter without glasses, so I had to get contacts the day before. Just learning how there's a screaming audience and you don't yell because the mic is right there... I will have an earpiece in my ear, and while I'm trying to read the teleprompter then I have someone counting down... and they're like, 'Okay, ask Simon this or that' ... There were so just so many pieces I never knew were involved in live TV."


Demi Lovato: ‘Replacing Britney Will Be Difficult’

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Britney Spears and Demi LovatoDemi Lovato believes it will be difficult to replace Britney Spears on the X Factor.

Britney, 31, revealed last month that she won't return for the next season of the reality TV show but Demi is worried about finding someone who can match the "Toxic" singer.

"I mean, who can replace Britney, let's be honest," she said.

Britney announced her decision to quit her role as a mentor on the Fox show in order to focus on her music career and admitted watching the contestants perform every week helped her to make the decision to leave. "I've made the very difficult decision not to return for another season. I had an incredible time doing the show and I love the other judges and I am so proud of my teens but it's time for me to get back in the studio. Watching them all do their thing up on that stage every week made me miss performing so much! I can't wait to get back out there and do what I love most," she said.


Britney Spears Confirms ‘X Factor’ Departure

Britney SpearsBritney Spears has confirmed her X Factor departure. The "Toxic" singer quit her role as a mentor on the Fox show in order to focus on her music career and admitting watching the contestants perform every week helped her to make the decision to leave.

"I've made the very difficult decision not to return for another season. I had an incredible time doing the show and I love the other judges and I am so proud of my teens, but it's time for me to get back in the studio. Watching them all do their thing up on that stage every week made me miss performing so much! I can't wait to get back out there and do what I love most," she explained in a statement.

Meanwhile, it has been claimed Britney, 31, is in "serious talks" for a residency in Las Vegas. According to gossip website TMZ, "Britney and her people are talking about establishing residency for the singer in Sin City and are also in talks with one of the hotels to do a big, nightly show. Negotiations are with one of the Caesars group properties, and they have been wooing her for awhile. There is a lot of interest in Britney's camp over a Vegas move, and a lot of interest on the Vegas side of headlining a show."


L.A. Reid Leaving ‘The X Factor’

L.A. ReidAnother X Factor judge has bit the dust.

Record producer and two-time X Factor panelist L.A. Reid has announced that he will not be joining the third season of the popular reality competition. "I have decided that I will not return to The X Factor next year... I have a company to run that I've kind of neglected," the CEO of Epic Records explained.

While he says that he'll only be saddened to leave "a little bit," he does have fond memories of working with the show's creator, Simon Cowell: "I love Simon. We have a great relationship. We have fun together, we talk, we laugh, we do bad things, we're friends."

Reid's departure marks the third judge to leave the show, after Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger exited after the first season. There's no word yet as to who might replace Reid's spot at the judging table.

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Cheryl Cole Suing ‘X Factor’ for $2.3 Million

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Cheryl ColeCheryl Cole is suing The X Factor for $2.3 million after being dropped by the show.

The "Promise This" hitmaker was axed from music mogul Simon Cowell's talent show just days into the first auditions last year and though she was paid her salary for the entire season, but Cheryl, 29, is claiming they still owe her money.

TMZ reports that Cheryl says she signed a "Pay or Play" contract with production company Blue Orbit, who runs the show, in April 2011 and was assured that she would receive $2 million for the second season of the show - even if she wasn't to appear on the judging panel again. Cheryl also states in her 11-page lawsuit that she is owed further expenses which she was promised, such as a $100,000 wardrobe allowance, a stylist at $25,000 and $15,000-per-month for every hotel she stayed at in Los Angeles, California, during the filming of the show.

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Dolly Parton: “I Turned Down X Factor”

Dolly PartonDolly Parton has turned down American Idol and The X Factor. The legendary singer was approached to join both shows as a judge over the years but admitted the only TV talent search she would ever consider appearing on is The Voice because it is more nurturing to its contestants.

"I've been asked to do American Idol and The X Factor almost every time there's a new season. [On The Voice] you don't have to judge that much and I hesitate to judge people," she said.

Dolly previously revealed she will always be grateful to Whitney Houston for making her song "I Will Always Love You" famous and credits her friends and God with preventing her from going down the same road as the tragic singer, who drowned following an accidental overdose in a hotel bathtub in February: "I thank God every day for that song - and Whitney made it popular worldwide. It's a very simple song, really, as simple as anything I've ever written. I've always had good and close friends, and a spiritual faith. God will take the wrong people and things out, and teach me to have the right people and the right things. Some people don't have that, and that's where it can go wrong."


Kim Kardashian is “Jealous” of Khloe’s ‘X Factor’ Role

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Kim and Khloe KardashianKim Kardashian is allegedly "envious" of her sister's X Factor job.

Relations between the 32-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star and her 28-year-old sibling Khloe are reportedly very tense since her younger sister secured the high profile presenting job last month. A source told Life & Style magazine that the reality TV star "has become deeply envious" of Khloe's job and it has already "led to some serious tension" in their family.

"Kim and Khloe has been fighting lately because Kim is extremely jealous of Khloe's career. [Kim] feels like Khloe had become the breakout star of the family, and she hates it," an insider said.

Khloe - who is married to Clippers basketball star Lamar Odom - previously revealed that her older sister had given her constructive criticism on how to improve her presenting skills. "My sisters have already texted me tips, which I love. I love constructive criticism. I've never done this before, so I just think I can only get better - hopefully. My sister Kim was like, 'You did amazing, but don't yell so much!' I did notice at some points, I was like, 'Why did I just yell?'" she explained.


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