April 26, 2013 06:30 AM by Lisa Princ
Most fans were shocked when they read the headlines yesterday claiming that actress Jennifer Love Hewitt was heading to the X Factor. Well, not so fast, it appears those stories are nothing but rumors for now. In fact, an X Factor representative spoke out about Jennifer Love Hewitt joining the show, telling the media: “This is pure speculation.” However, other reports claim that Simon Cowell has Hewitt in mind for the job, following the departure of Britney Spears and L.A. Reid.
Also rumored to be in the running for one of the judges’ chairs are Country legend Reba McEntire, and Kelly Rowland of Destiny’s Child, who also served on the panel of the UK’s X Factor. At this point, the only person that is definitely returning (aside from Lovato and Cowell) is Mario Lopez. “Hosting a live show and keeping the judges – especially Demi – in line, is not an easy job, but Mario is a pro and we are glad he’s coming back,” Cowell said recently about Lopez.
Who do you think should fill the empty chairs on The X Factor? Should it be Hewitt? Or should it be McEntire or Rowland? Who would you rather watch? We know you have an opinion and we want to hear it so sound off in the comments and let us know.
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