The X Factor

Is Simon Cowell eyeing Rihanna and Chris Brown for The X Factor panels? – Report

A rumor indicates that Simon Cowell is looing at music stars Rihanna and Chris Brown to replace departing judges on The X FactorThe report says that he may want Fenty to join the US or UK panel, and for the “Deuces” singer to join the U.S. team.

L.A. Reid confirmed he was leaving earlier in the week and a rumor popped up today that Britney Spears may leave due to a pay cut.

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Cowell loves RiRi’s vivacious personality in addition to being a fan of her music, and he thinks she can save the struggling ratings on the Fox series, be it here or across the pond. With L.A. Reid and possiblyBritney Spears leaving after this season, he may need a big name to prop the show up.

“Simon is a huge admirer of Rihanna and knows she’s star quality,” a source told the tab. “As well as bringing an aura to the panel thanks to her current standing in music, she is also feisty and will make great TV. Simon loves these sort of characters.”

But it doesn’t stop there. A source added that Cowell is also considering Brown for a part on the panel. (Considering his recent excursions with ex Karrueche Tran, that may not end well for anyone involved.) “The U.S. ‘X Factor’ has improved on the first season’s ratings but it’s got some way to go to reach Simon’s expectations,” the source dished. “Adding Chris to the panel will certainly create a talking point.”

While Breezy may prove more trouble than he’s worth (can you imagine the protests and petitions this will garner?), Rihanna has a rapport with Cowell. The ‘We Found Love’ singer joined him for the judges’ houses episodes on the stateside series. Still, her grueling schedule may prove a tough one to deal with in terms of production — and her U.K. series ‘Styled to Rock’ was a ratings flop

Source: PopCrush

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Suzy Reid
Suzy Reid

Well if he is, I am DONE watching.

Craig Webb
Craig Webb

He didn't fail with Britney or Demi

Ariel Flores Ball-Aldana
Ariel Flores Ball-Aldana

I hope NOT! He failed with Brittney and Demi...give us legit judges who know their stuff!! Simon to me seems he is grasping for straws...and I really thought this season of X Factor is a train wreck, the ratings prove that!!

lerram
lerram

@rickey How are the ratings this season compared to last? Curious. Not that I really care cause I'm American Idol all the way. :)