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Nicole Scherzinger, Corbin Bleu in Talks for 'The X Factor' Hosting Gig

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 29th 2011 10:15AM
Corbin Bleu, Nicole ScherzingerMeet your (likely) 'The X Factor' hosts: Corbin Bleu and Nicole Scherzinger.

According to Entertainment Weekly, 'High School Musical' star Bleu is close to signing a deal to co-host the series along with Pussycat Doll and 'Dancing With the Stars' champ Scherzinger.

The duo need to sign soon, as 'X Factor' auditions in front of the judges and cameras begin May 8.

Scherzinger has served on the judging panel of the UK 'X Factor' and was rumored to be contention for a judge spot in the Fox version. She's also a judge on NBC's 'The Sing Off.'

As of now, Simon Cowell hasn't found all of his judges -- only he and L.A. Reid are confirmed for the Fox series. Cowell recently named his shortlist, including UK songstress Cheryl Cole -- she also was a judge on the UK version -- and former 'American Idol' judge Paula Abdul.

"I've always wanted Paula," Cowell told Nikki Finke of Deadline. "Always been very vocal about that. I missed her the second she left the show. Always loved working with her even though she can be a pain. And I've been consistent about this. I don't know what it is about her, but I've always clicked with her ... I think there's a good chance it will be her. We've agreed that we would meet as many people as possible, and now we're reaching the deadline we've got to make the decision soon. But I think she's got a really good shot."

Cole has been in talks with producers of the US version. Cowell said talks with Abdul have yet to begin.

Tell us: Do you think Corbin Bleu and Nicole Scherzinger would be good hosts?

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Michelle

Maybe I missed something, but what in the hell does "President Obama's" birth certificate have to do with Nicole or Corbin hosting the X Factor? Anyway, both of them would make good hosts. The show will be very diverse. I love it!

May 05 2011 at 1:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
edad5

No, I would suggest coming to terms with Paula Abdul. Randy Jackson is great, J Lo is great, Kara was great. No to Corbin and Nicole. Mario Lopez or Robert Downey Jr could be good if they have any music experience. Those two could also be a good replacement for Charlie.

April 29 2011 at 8:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rbnewmann

Check KJCT8 in Grand Junction, CO. Don't let the media fool you. The issue of barack's birth certificate is not over. The birth cert that was made available on the Whitehouse web page was edited in it's entirety. It's not a scan of an actual document. It's a fake. The man is doing everything he can to discourage people from uncovering his lies. And the media is going out of their way to make this a non-issue by simply not reporting anything about it.

April 29 2011 at 7:56 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
rbnewmann

Boycott the huffington post. Keeping the truth from you IS lying.

April 29 2011 at 7:55 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
rbnewmann

Check KJCT8 in Grand Junction, CO. Don't let the media fool you. The issue of barack's birth certificate is not over. The birth cert that was made available on the Whitehouse web page was edited in it's entirety. It's not a scan of an actual document. It's a fake. The man is doing everything he can to discourage people from uncovering his lies. And the media is going out of their way to make this a non-issue by simply not reporting anything about it.

April 29 2011 at 7:54 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
dvettecrzy

I AGREE Steve BUT, If they have to bring in Known people like Paula, We have more "CELEBRITIES" than people in the phone book of the average city in the U.S.A.

April 29 2011 at 6:54 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Steve

When are these stupid shows going to go away?

April 29 2011 at 5:18 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
ronva2co

would like to see Paula return along with Simon. Bleu would make a good host -- i'm not to familiar with the other one.

April 29 2011 at 4:52 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

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