The X Factor

Rihanna In Talks To Become X Factor Judge

Hmm. It’s being reported that Rihanna is now in talks to become a judge on The X Factor. Producers have begun negotiations to get her on the panel. In other news, Britney Spears is apparently out of the running.

From Hollywood Life:

HollywoodLife.com has learned exclusively that ‘X Factor’ producers want Rihanna on the panel — and Britney Spears is out of the running.

Could Rihanna find herself sitting pretty next to Simon Cowell this fall? An insider at The X Factor tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively that negotiations have started for the “Birthday Cake” singer to be added to the show’s illustrious panel — which is pretty vacant after Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger were fired from the show.

Our source adds that discussions for Britney Spears to also join the panel are “pretty much dead.” But that’s OK — We need Britney to focus on making new music!

What do YOU think? Would Rihanna make a great addition to The X Factor panel?

 

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TweetsFromFrank
TweetsFromFrank

This is getting annoying. I would rather have a really good judge that people don't know than some popular singer who is just gonna give generic commentary.

 

I would prefer to have an older female judge like a motherly figure like Paula was in XFUS or Dannii in XFUK. Simon needs to get Shania Twain, Celine Dion, even Mariah maybe... maybe.

rezzzy
rezzzy like.author.displayName 1 Like

 @TweetsFromFrank Hehe, I'm totally post flooding since we can't edit to add...but L.A. Reid really should be put into a role like Jimmy Iovine and not mentor - oversee the entire group. That would open up his spot for a guy who's interesting. I'll throw Chuck D, Snoop Dog, George Clinton, and why not...Stevie Wonder out there.

 

rezzzy
rezzzy like.author.displayName 1 Like

 @TweetsFromFrank Dolly Parton, Cher, Queen Latifah... 

 

Get some entertaining former Idols to host, because they would know the ropes and be able to interact with the current contestants better. The show should be more about the contestants any way. Pickler is amusing, and I bet Sanjaya would do it for a bag of weed and a stack of Taco Bell gift cards :P

rezzzy
rezzzy like.author.displayName 1 Like

 @TweetsFromFrank Mariah declined, very rudely. She thinks she's too big for the show. Well, she is a lard arse... No to the others. He needs women with more legitimacy and history. How about Aretha Franklin? Bonnie Raitt, Deborah Harry - one can go on and on. He needs to go further back into popular music history and pull up some people with experience and character.

IdleTime
IdleTime

She can mentor the girls.  "If your boyfriend beat you into a pulp, be sure to forgive him in the future".

rezzzy
rezzzy

How exactly is this going to help the show's reputation? Keep throwing names out there and have them reject the offer? Huh? To most normal people that equals FAIL.

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rezzzy
rezzzy

 @Mikhail XO Well...ANYTHING is better than Nic-Ho. A slug, a piece of fungus, a pile of neutered cat testicles... Pauler has had her day. I'll miss Steve though. He just got a job on Entertainment Tonight! 

 

I think it's more than that, and one DIED instead of taking the job 0_0

rezzzy
rezzzy

 @Mikhail XO If not Cher, then how about Chaz :P ?...oh wait... Joan Jett over Pat Benatar - she was just corporate rock. 

 

Simon needs to come out of the closet and stop trying to prove to people he's straight, not, and stop the "sexy women" thing. It's going to be his downfall. He got away with trite women in the UK as show fluff, but it won't work in the US.

AprilJ
AprilJ

Riri over Britney any day. Why is everyone hating on Rihanna? They can find another judge that is experienced in a different genre to balance it out.

jlscott13
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 @AprilJ Britney is far better than Rihanna in my book...

 

mostly b/c she is back (even if just musically) with Chris Brown her abuser, that's why she gets so much hate.

AprilJ
AprilJ

@jlscott13 They should get a judge like Faith Hill to fill the last spot and it would be a good mix. Simon would talk sense into Rihanna for sure... he cares too much about the X Factor brand to let Chris Brown mess with her. Maybe it will be good for her.

PHARO88
PHARO88

BAD MOVE..RHINO DOESN'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT DIVERSITY OF MUSIC AND IS MUCH TOO YOUNG TO BE A SERIOUS JUDGE..SIMON GET SOMEONE WITH 20 YRS EXPERIENCE IN THE BIZ THAT HAS A FINE EAR..PAULA AND YOU R THE ONLY ONES WHO DO  LA REID IS ONLY FOR URBAN MUSIC..THE WORLD DOESN'T REVOLVE AROUND THAT.

fayefaye
fayefaye

eww ... simon failed to get all those a-list celebrities now he has to get the b-list one ?