According to New York Post, singer/actress Janet Jackson is reportedly talking to Simon Cowell about joining “The X Factor.”
Jackson, a guest on this Monday’s episode of “Anderson,” is asked by Anderson Cooper about rumors she’s in talks to become a judge on the show, which canned judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul in a shakeup last month. Host Steve Jones was also fired.
Abdul had an affair with Jackson’s brother Jackie Jackson of The Jacksons while he was married to Enid Jackson who is now deceased.
“No, I am not [currently a judge on ‘The X Factor’], but that’s all I really think I should say,” Jackson says in a clip from the interview.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, singer Pink is also in the running.
Steve Jones, Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul are out! according to EW.com. Paula Abdul was also let go from the show, a source confirms to PEOPLE.
Abdul had a tough time mentoring the groups, becoming the first judge without contestants on season 1. And Scherzinger faced serious backlash after Crow’s elimination.
Record producer L.A. Reid and Simon Cowell, who is also the executive producer of the talent competition, are the only familiar faces that remain. There is no word yet on their replacements.
According to People, Cowell told PEOPLE he would be making some changes for the sophomore season. And so he did.