Was Khloe Kardashian fired from 'The X Factor'?
Reports say Khloe Kardashian was fired from the reality singing competition, but Fox representatives say no decision has been made yet. If Khloe Kardashian was fired, it will be only the latest personnel shake-up on the reality competition.
Kardashian joined the show as a co-host with entertainment personality Mario Lopez partway through the second season of the show, in October 2012. Before Lopez and Kardashian took on hosting duties, Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger and UK TV presenter Steve Jones served in the positions. (Scherzinger later became a judge when former judge Cheryl Cole left and the show needed a replacement.)
The New York Post reported that Kardashian isn’t being asked back for season three, quoting an anonymous source.
“They are asking Mario [Lopez] to come back, but not Khloe,” a person named as an “insider” told the Post.
But a spokesperson for the reality competition told the Post that nothing was decided yet.
“The producers have not yet made the talent decisions for this year,” the representative said.
Kardashian first became well-known on the reality program “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” which first aired in 2007 on the E! cable network. The show led to other spin-offs, including one that focused on Khloe Kardashian and her husband, Los Angeles Clippers player Lamar Odom, titled “Khloe & Lamar.” Kardashian has also worked as a fashion designer and has written a novel as well as a book about her life with her sisters Kim and Kourtney.
“The X Factor” is an American version of the British show of the same name, which, like its US counterpart, was created by former “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell. The show airs on Fox and follows aspiring singers, either as a one-person act or in a group, as they try to win a contract with Cowell’s record label. Unlike fellow popular singing competition “American Idol,” judges take on contestants for mentoring, offering them advice about singing and performance style.
“Factor” has already experienced some judging and hosting turnover, with judges and hosts being replaced for the show’s second season. Original season one host Paula Abdul left “Factor” after one season, while judge Cheryl Cole only lasted two audition rounds in the first season before she left and was replaced by Scherzinger. Singers Britney Spears and Demi Lovato came on as judges for season two, with L.A. Reid and Cowell remaining from the first season. Spears and Reid have already stated they won’t be coming back to the show for its third season.