Simon Cowell and Carmen Electra had dinner at Cecconi’s on Saturday night (above) and then at Ago (both in West Hollywood) last night, maybe because they’re dating now, or maybe because they’re both judges on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and had some work stuff to talk about. Like the blowjobs she agreed to when he hired her as a judge on ‘Britains Got Talent’, for example.
Despite earlier reports that the lovely, charming, and genuinely funny Chrissy Teigen was a front runner to get the job hosting ‘the X Factor’, now it seems the job has been offered to the masculine Khloe Kardashian and the feminine Mario Lopez as co-hosts. Because what better way to fix the terrible ratings they have than by adding people no one actually likes.
Celebuzz has learned exclusively that the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is in the final stages of negotiations to become the newest host of The X Factor.
“Khloe has been offered the role,” said our source. “But the deal is still being finalized.”
Yes, she certainly is the star of ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’, whose average ratings have dropped from 3.39 two years ago to 3.07 last year to 2.68 this year. That’s a little less than an episode of ‘Ice Road Truckers‘. You can’t miss with star power like that. I know what people like, and what they like is having Khloe grunt unintelligibly at amateur singers.
‘The X Factor’ was not the huge hit everyone assumed it would be last year in Season 1, so Fox and Simon Cowell replaced Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger with Britney Spears and Demi Lovato for Season 2, which premiered last night. And the result is ratings that were 32 percent lower than they were for the premiere last year. Even worse for Fox, they were in second place to ‘the Voice’ on NBC. Third place was ‘Big Brother’ on CBS. 9,000,000th place was museums.
The ratings for the American version of ‘X Factor’ were disappointing to say the least, and much lower than ‘X Factor’ ratings in the UK, and one problem may have been too much giggling and too many accents. And so the all girls and everyone from Wales has been fired.
Actually Nicole Scherzinger may be leaving by choice (with a rep saying, “She wants to focus on her music career. She’s spoken to Simon and he’s given her his blessing.”), but handsome and capable host Steve Jones has been fired (said Cowell, “I don’t think he did a bad job but, like ‘America’s Got Talent,’ there is a Brit limit on the show.” ) and so has Paula Abdul.
Fox has informed Simon Cowell’s longtime friend Paula Abdul she won’t be needed for the series’ next installment.
“She found out today,” says a show source. “At this point, the only ones staying are Simon and L.A. Reid.”
Oh so the only two who knew what they were talking about. Actually Nicole was good but Paula somehow got even dumber than she was on ‘Idol’. She somehow contributed even less. When it was her time to talk they might as well have just had someone read a fortune cookie or Snapple lid.
PAULA ABDUL – has officially signed on to reunite with Simon Cowell and be the fourth judge on ‘the X Factor’, because what the hell else is she gonna do. (thr)
THORS END CREDITS – had the fourth clip building up to next summers ‘the Avengers’, (the first 3 from ‘Iron Man’, ‘Iron Man 2′ and ‘the Incredible Hulk’ are above and here) but what does it mean? For one it means I was trapped in the center of the row for the entire credits because the nerds on either side of me wouldn’t move. (ew)
L.A. REID – has reportedly been meaner than Simon Cowell during the early judging on ‘the X Factor’. I’m sure they’ll fix that in post though so all the singers on the show are good and no one get’s made fun of. Fox certainly doesn’t want a show like that. (thr)
THOR – won the weekend box office with a 66 million dollar debut ($242M worldwide), beating ‘Fast Five’ ($32.5M) and the debuts for ‘Jumping the Broom’ ($13.7M) and ‘Something Borrowed’ ($13.1M), which were set up to be an alternative so girls could emasculate their boyfriend. (deadline)
Cheryl Cole isn’t a household name in America, but she’s a superstar in England, and she might be one here too soon because Simon Cowell officially named her as the third judge on ‘the X Factor’ today. Meaning I’m gonna watch the hell out of that stupid show.
“I’m thrilled for Cheryl. She is massively excited about this show, and has been fantastic to work with. She is also a complete brat! Most importantly, this girl can spot talent.”
There’s still one more judge to come, and most people assume it will be Paula Abdul. Although god knows why. When she was on Idol, if she ever said anything even remotely related to what had just happened on stage it was by sheer random chance. I say more insightful stuff after I get my dick caught in my zipper.