Singer Janet Jackson may be in preliminary talks to join Simon Cowell as a judge on "The X Factor," says The Hollywood Reporter.
Although Jackson was coy about the subject when asked by Anderson Cooper on his daytime show to air Monday, Feb. 20th, sources told The Hollywood Reporter that the singer has expressed interest in joining the show.
In part two of "Extra's" exclusive interview with Simon Cowell, the "X Factor" creator told our Terri Seymour his plan of attack for competing this fall in what may be the same time slot as NBC's "The Voice."
"If I'm right, 'The Voice' is now going to compete with us in the fall. You have to rethink things even more than we were a couple of weeks ago... 'cause now it's war."
In his first and only interview, "The X Factor" judge Simon Cowell breaks his silence to "Extra's" Terri Seymour about the recent exit of judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul, and host Steve Jones.
Seymour asked when Cowell and FOX execs first began discussing changes. He said, "At the beginning of the year-- and we were told it had to happen straight away."
"Extra" sources reveal that Beyoncé was not offered half a billion dollars to be a new judge on Simon Cowell's "X Factor."
Reports say that the talent show boss reportedly had his eye on the sexy singer and new mom, and was ready to shell out an incredible $100-million per year if she signed a five-year contract with "X Factor," but it just isn't so.
In a shocking move for the second season of Simon Cowell's "X Factor," cast members and judges, Nicole Scherzinger, Paula Abdul, and host Steve Jones are joining the ranks of the unemployed.
"Extra" sources reveal FOX felt the heat from NBC's wildly popular "The Voice," and felt it needed to switch things up -- something Simon had predicted during the finale. He said, "There will be changes. You have to think what the viewers like, what they didn't like... be smart."
"Extra" talked with some Hollywood A-listers about what they will change in 2012!
At the premiere of her film "We Bought a Zoo," actress Scarlett Johansson said, "I'm sleeping for the holidays this year."
Mark Wahlberg, starring in the upcoming action thriller "Contraband," replied, "I'm trying to do the right thing every day."
After Wednesday night's "X Factor" finale, Part 1, featuring guest performances by Justin Bieber and R. Kelly, Simon Cowell spoke to "Extra's" Terri Seymour -- hinting about Thursday's final showdown, saying, "There are some surprises."
Cowell still insists frontrunner Melanie Amaro will take home the $5-million grand prize. "I hope she has won. I think we may be in for a shock, still." The final three standing include Amaro, Josh Krajcik and Chris Rene.
The first $5-million winner of "X Factor" will be revealed on Wednesday, and Simon Cowell believes Melanie Amaro will be crowned the first season champ. Cowell predicted that America will vote for Amaro based on her arsenal of crowd-pleasing songs for the evening. Cowell said, "Knowing what we've got lined up for her, song-wise, Melanie [will win]."
Simon also spoke of finalist Chris Rene, who is on L.A. Reid's team. "If you would have told me three weeks ago that he made the final, I would have been really surprised then," Cowell said.