Simon Cowell‘s The X Factor seems to be in panic mode after their $15 million experiment on Britney Spears didn’t pay off in the ratings department. Taking a page out of the post-Cowell era of American Idol, the show has been rejiggering its lineup this off-season, first as judges Britney Spears and L.A. Reid left the show. Now co-host Khloe Kardashian has gotten the ax, according to the New York Post, who so elegantly referred to her as “the towering reality star.” It’s hard to believe that a person with so much reality TV experience didn’t actually have the chops to host a show. It’s like hosting requires talent or something!
Khloe’s counterpart Mario Lopez will keep his job, and while there’s no word yet on whether they’ll bring in someone to replace Kardashian, there’s speculation that Cheryl Cole could be returning to the judges’ table. Cole is suing the show for $2 million after they fired her during season one, so the gig could be part of a settlement. That’s sure to make for some great chemistry.
Does anyone else think maybe the golden days of singing competition shows are over? Or maybe Shakira and Usher will be the white knights that save us with their stint on The Voice.