Janet Jackson is said to be in preliminary talks with Simon Cowell to join The X Factor USA as a judge for the talent competition. After the news broke that Simon terminated Steve Jones, Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, we were curious as to whom he would get to replace them.
Janet talked to Anderson Cooper on Thursday, but was said to have tiptoed around the possibility of joining the show. She said, “Oh my God. No I’m not a judge on The X Factor.”
Anderson replied, “You’re not currently a judge on The X Factor.”
She said in response, “No, I am not. But that’s all I really think I should say.”
Reportedly Simon has been in meetings with potential candidates to replace the ousted judges. Another source told The Hollywood Reporter that Pink is on Simon’s wish list for a judging seat. The source said that “she can take on Simon.”
Another snitch revealed that Simon has also shown interest in hiring Katy Perry for a spot. The music mogul said, “I worked with Katy once. I think she would be fun because she is hard — in a good way — and she’s feisty. She would be great. In terms of experience, success…brilliant.”
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