Gaga may be down, but she’s not out! Find out why Simon thinks the timing couldn’t be better for Gaga to judge ‘The X Factor.’
We all know Lady Gaga has the x factor herself, but can she detect it in others? That’s what Simon Cowell is hoping to figure out, as he eyes Gaga to fill a key spot on the third season’s panel. “Now that she is injured and is unable to tour, the first thing Simon thought was to get her for the show,” a source close to The X Factor creator tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “She has time on her hands, which was once not available. Simon is reaching out to her in full force and looking to do anything he can for her to be a judge.”
“I’ve made the very difficult decision not to return for another season,” Britney, 31, said in a statement earlier this year. “I had an incredible time doing the show and I love the other judges and I am so proud of my teens but it’s time for me to get back in the studio.”
And then there’s L.A. Reid, who also announced he won’t be returning to the judges’ table next season.
“I have decided that I will not return to The X Factor next year,” L.A. told Access Hollywood in Dec. 2012. “I have to go back and I have a company to run that I’ve kind of neglected and it saddens me a little bit, but only a little bit.”
Will Mario Lopez Host ‘The X Factor’ Solo?
Along with Britney and L.A.’s departures, rumor has it that co-host Khloé Kardashian will also be M.I.A. from season three.
“Mario is actually going to host the show on his own,” Extra‘s Renee Bargh told us Feb. 21 at Kari Feinstein’s Oscar Style Lounge on Feb. 21 at The W Hotel in Hollywood. “He doesn’t need a co-host. He can handle it on his own.”
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— Reporting by Russ Weakland
More X Factor season 2 news on HollywoodLife.com:
- Mario Lopez To Host ‘X-Factor’ By Himself?
- Khloe Kardashian Let Go From ‘The X Factor’
- Britney Spears Quits ‘The X Factor’