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Jessica Simpson Rumored for 'X Factor'

by Jean Bentley, posted Mar 3rd 2011 3:00PM
Jessica SimpsonNBC might have nabbed Christina Aguilera for its 'American Idol' competitor, 'The Voice,' but Simon Cowell is reportedly talking to another blond pop star for his upcoming American version of 'The X Factor,' and she's no stranger to reality TV.

According to People magazine, Jessica Simpson is a "front-runner" to sit alongside Cowell as a judge on the upcoming singing competition. But don't get too worked up just yet -- no decisions have been made either way.

"There [are] loads of conversations happening at the moment," a source told People. "No one has been offered a judging role yet as new names keep coming forward who want the role, but there are some frontrunners and it's fair to say Jessica is one of them. She's very keen."

The singer (and 'Newlyweds' star) has already judged on reality TV before, having appeared on the most recent 'Project Runway' finale.

Another name on the list, according to Perez Hilton, is record exec Tommy Mottola (aka ex–Mr. Mariah Carey). Apparently he and Cowell are longtime buds.

"Simon and Tommy have known each other for years since their days at Sony, and Simon has wanted to get Tommy on board one of his shows for a long time," a source said. "They get on extremely well and this could be the moment where they finally get on screen together. Tommy's from the Bronx in New York, he's tough talking, doesn't pull any punches and will make great TV."

Watch Simon Cowell dish on the 'X Factor' judge search:

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VAL

FYI Jessica's net worth is 100 million, She is not so dumb!!!

March 05 2011 at 7:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
VAL

Do you know how much Jessica Simpson makes on her clothing lines. I wish I were a dumb blonde like her!! You all are out of the loop!

March 05 2011 at 6:56 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
cbrown6120

How do you make a person with a room temperature I.Q. (Jessica Simpson) a judge of anything?

March 05 2011 at 6:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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ajschrod

Jessica loves to look and act like an airhead, but I suspect she is actually reasonably smart. I say give her a shot being a judge--she may be pretty good at it!

March 05 2011 at 6:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
frisco8112

OMG. Can you imagine Simon vs Joe Simpson? I don't see Simon putting up with Joe's demands. If Simon does pick her, I'll bet she won't be there long.

March 05 2011 at 5:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lasvegasberly

The want her to be like Paula, nothing wrong with that. Paula was positive, caring and crazy enough to make it interesting. Jessica has some of the same qualities, that is what made people watch her Newlyweds reality show, and that is why people still watch her in interviews. Even the hosts of late night TV like having her on their show for those reasons that's why they keep inviting her back to their shows: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OORp6aWtHHs

March 05 2011 at 4:43 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
cqdeed

Sounds like Simon just wants to sit next to a good looking girl cause I've never seen any talent that she may have.

March 05 2011 at 4:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cfs7161

Arne't you supposed to have talent to judge a talent show?
What is she doing there, it is a talent show, not a sleeze show

March 05 2011 at 3:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
afbuono

lolololol

Jessica's a peroxide moron but also an a major emblem of what's wrong with this country. Talent doesn't matter any longer; neither does creativity and intellect. The news has been reduced to mere entertainment only. The dumbing down of America is complete.

March 05 2011 at 3:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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gailneuman

I totally agree with you. I can't imagine her judging anyone because she's such an airhead

March 05 2011 at 4:53 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
dana

i hope there's no tuna involved !

March 05 2011 at 2:58 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
anthycucci

WHO CARES

March 03 2011 at 6:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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