Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez have officially been tapped as the new hosts on the Fox singing reality show, ending months of speculation and rumor.
“The worst kept secret in Hollywood is out,” Simon Cowell said in a statement. “Mario and Khloé are our hosts. They will debut on our first live show in November and I couldn’t be happier.”
This new casting sounds a bit desperate to us!
Some critics believe the pair will be an upgrade over the show’s previous host, British export Steve Jones, who was fired at the end of season one of “The X Factor.”
Lopez, 39, has experience hosting “Extra,” and Kardashian is used to being in front of the camera from her E! reality series, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”
They’ll join the show’s stable of bold-faced judges — Simon Cowell, LA Reid, Britney Spears and Demi Lovato — on Nov. 1 as the show shifts to live performances.
Cowell had zeroed in on Kardashian – who’s married to NBA player Lamar Odom – weeks ago.
“We have to find people who have a great chemistry, but Khloe is definitely up there in running,” the producer and judge told Ellen DeGeneres last month.
But Kardashian almost didn’t get the plum gig, TMZ reported, when negotiations between E! and Fox stalled over a deal to allow the 28-year-old reality star to appear on both networks.
It took a zero hour intervention by her mother and manager, Kris Jenner, to hammer out a compromise.
“She just knows how to make s— happen,” a source told the gossip site of Jenner’s role as a facilitator. By Ethan Sacks / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
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