All signs are pointing to Khloe Kardashian as the new host of The X Factor, newly made-over by creator Simon Cowell with Britney Spears and Demi Lovato at the judges' table.
So says TMZ, which reported Friday that Kardashian -- known as the funny one among her reality-famous siblings -- is the frontrunner to get the gig following a successful screen test. If Cowell, who apparently considers her a magnet for young viewers along with Spears and Lovato, hires the E! star for his Fox talent competition, then she would basicaly have to start right away. The second-season reboot of X Factor premieres Sept. 12 and 13.
Reps for the show and Kardashian did not immediately respond to THR's requests for comment.
Cowell, meanwhile, says he's "pissed off" at popular NBC rival The Voice for a decision to air three episodes against X Factor when both shows return next week.
"It's very simple: They don't want people to see this first episode," he told reporters Thursday. "I think it's mean-spirited and I hope and I pray that it backfires on them because this is one of the best shows we've ever made."
- Simon Cowell
- Khloe Kardashian
- Britney Spears
- Demi Lovato