Simon Cowell adores Kim Kardashian. The music mogul is a huge fan of the reality TV star - whose sister Khloe is in the running to be the new host of The X Factor - as he loves her "naughty side" and insists she should be given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "She's very cute and has a naughty side. I adore her. They shouldn't have denied her a star on the Walk of Fame," he said.
Simon also has high praise for Kim's boyfriend Kanye West, calling the hip hop musician an "innovator." He said, "I think he's super-talented and an innovator. He knows what he's doing. Plus he's controversial and I like that."
Khloe Kardashian is being lined up to present The X Factor.
The 28-year-old star is one of a number of big names in the running to replace Steve Jones as the host of the pop star search show, including Kelly Osbourne, Mario Lopez and Stacy Keibler, with boss Simon Cowell keen to have one man and one woman take on the job.
"They're doing the auditions without a host so it's no big deal they don't have hosts right now. Simon really wants to take his time. The two person thing didn't work out the first time and he wants to make sure it works this time," a source said.
Nicole Scherzinger initially hosted the show alongside Steve, but then the "Poison" singer took Cheryl Cole's place on the judging panel after the British singer was given the boot. However, Nicole and fellow panelist Paula Abdul did not return for the second series and were replaced by Britney Spears and Demi Lovato.
X Factor boss Simon Cowell has thanked judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul and host Steve Jones after they were axed from the show.
The show boss paid tribute to the trio after they were dropped from the series and wished them success in their careers - but he also announced plans to work with Paula on another project in the ''near future'.'
''I want to say a massive thank you to Paula, Nicole and Steve for being part of The X Factor last year. We had a lot of fun making the show together and importantly, we found some real talent and stars. 'You do develop friendships with the people you work with and Paula, in particular, is a very close friend and I expect to be working with her on another project in the near future. 'I'm sure all three are going to have massive success in what they do next, but now is the time to thank them all for everything they did last year," Cowell said in a statement.
Following Simon's statement, Nicole took to her Twitter account to confirm she will not be returning to the US version of the show and she now plans to create ''great music'' in 2012: ''I wanted to let you know directly from me that it's true I won't be returning to The X Factor. Looking forward to an exciting year ahead and making great music and more! I'm grateful for the love you always give me.''
Paula Abdul will join Simon Cowell at the judging table… but not on American Idol. The two former judges are going to reunite on X Factor USA, which will also run on FOX.
Abdul joins Cheryl Cole and Antonio “LA” Reid at the table. X Factor USA looks for singing talent, soloists and group acts, aged 12 and above.
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Wednesday night was epic for number-crunchers.
Paula Abdul’s new reality series Live to Dance competed for the same viewers in the same time slot as reality standard American Idol -- which no longer has Simon Cowell behind it. So, which reality series fared better?
Sadly, Abdul didn’t do too well. Live to Dance scored about 1 million in the key 18-49 demographic, compared to Idol’s 9.7.
The reality juggernaut is still down among its target audience, continuing its steady decline. But Idol isn't in serious trouble yet . . . and the same can't be said for Paula's Dance act. In the same time slot last year, sitcom reruns managed to pull down more viewers than Abdul’s reality contest.
In just a few short weeks, the judge we all know we missed (for some reason or another) will be back in a center seat.
Paula Abdul, who made news when she decided to leave American Idol, will make her return to reality television on January 4. But this time, she'll be on CBS ... and she won't be focused on singing.
Although Live to Dance will differ from most of the dance competition programs out there -- the series welcomes contestants "in any age group" and from "any form of dancing" -- the show will still feature Abdul's unique ... style ... of ... judging. (Notice the pauses?)
Check out the new promo above.(To get a look at TV Envy's 2010-11 Midseason Television Programming Schedule, click here.)
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Paula Abdul will return to network reality TV soon with Live to Dance, a competition dance show from CBS.
The new series will go head-to-head with American Idol, competing for viewers in the exact same time slot.
The show premieres on Tuesday, January 4 at 8 p.m. American Idol will debut with its almost all-new panel within 1 or 2 weeks of the new CBS series.
Which once will you watch?
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Did Jennifer Lopez’s diva-like reputation cost her a job on American Idol?
According to a source, yes.
Although it had been reported with near certainty that Lopez was going to be a judge on Idol’s tenth season, FOX execs had yet to confirm the rumors. There’s probably a reason for that: she was never officially locked in. Now, it appears J.Lo may have pushed herself out of the running.
“Her demands got out of hand,” an insider told People. “Fox had just had enough.”
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Surprise, surprise - Paula Abdul and Kara DioGuardi have a difference of opinion.
Although Abdul has said rock Bret Michaels would “be awesome” as a possible replacement for Simon Cowell, her
former co-worker has someone else envisioned for that empty seat.
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Paula Abdul may have moved on to a new CBS show, but she still has opinions about how her old program should be judged.
According to the former American Idol fixture, Bret Michaels would make a great replacement for Simon Cowell.
Michaels, who made a surprise appearance during the May finale, has already expressed interest in taking over the coveted spot. “For a lot of these young musicians, I’d be able to give them incredibly awesome and very, very real advice,” the rocker claimed.
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