Simon Cowell talks about X-Factor

Simon Cowell recently discussed the names of who is and isn’t being considered as judges for his new X-Factor show, and he seems surprised about the rumors that are going around.  Most recently, the buzz has been all about Taylor Momsen, but not only does Simon say that she’s not being considered, he doesn’t even know who she is.  So that’s a no.

Apparently the potential candidates are Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, and Jessica Simpson.  I’m not sure if any of those people sound particularly exciting, but then again I didn’t think Jennifer Lopez would be anything special on American Idol, and she’s turned out to be a pretty good judge, if not a little boring.  Maybe Jessica could bring a little of the ditziness we loved when she was on TV a few years ago.  That was pretty entertaining.

X Factor considering options for host and judges

Simon Cowell‘s latest project, a US version of the hit UK talent show X Factor, has been feverishly looking for the right combination of a host and judges to get the show started on the right foot.  There have been a lot of rumors that ended up being not true, but now it seems that after LA Reid was signed to be the first judge, now Enrique Iglesias has been approached to take on the role of host.

It’s curious that they’ve chosen a musician to be the host and not a judge. I wonder how Enrique feels about that?  Not that his career has been going so well of late – it might be the best offer he’s had in a while.