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X-Factor: L.A. Reid To Judge, Enrique Iglesias To Host?

X-Factor: L.A. Reid To Judge, Enrique Iglesias To Host?

Island Def Jam chairman L.A. Reid will be one of four judges on the reality competition series, The X-Factor, according to THR.

Reid will be released early from his Universal Music contract so that he can participate in Simon Cowell‘s show. The winner will receive a Sony Music recording contract worth $5 million – Reid will reportedly take on a position at Sony Music as well.

Enrique Iglesias reportedly was approached to host The X-Factor, which kicks off auditions March 27 in Los Angeles!

UPDATE: L.A. released a statement, saying, “I am proud to stand next to my dear friend Simon Cowell, one of the world’s most gifted and charismatic talent magnets. The X Factor provides an extraordinary opportunity for aspiring artists of every age and genre to showcase their unique talents. I truly look forward to discovering our next generation of superstars.”

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  • coleen

    When X Factor is gunna be huge in US, America will think they got it first.
    The show has been HUGE in the UK for like 7 years now.

    Best judges are Simon and Dannii :)

  • http://J.com Kaz simply Amaazingg !!!!!!!!

    Group losser ahahahahahahahahahahaha
    hahahahahahahahahahahah ;-D

  • Ehm

    I wish she would give birth today because then I’d share a birthday with her twins!

  • Ehm

    Mariah that is…

  • Dubya Bush

    I honestly don’t care. Everybody is expecting this show to be so huge but I don’t think it’ll be that big of a deal.

    Except for Simon, no one will have any other reason to tune in.

  • Chelsea

    Excited for this show! I doubt the Enrique rumor is true. I mean why would they hire someone “middle-America” would have trouble understanding? A British accent is one thing.

  • http://Ja Sligo lambert ^____^ cute

    This rihanna vapid photo or enrique iglesias vapid

  • http://Ja Sligo lambert ^____^ cute

    Anyone

  • Paulie

    Wouldn’t a hosting gig be a step down for Enrique? His career has seen a resurgence lately. I don’t see why he’d want the job.

  • Enrique can’t sing

    Julio’s son, Enrique CAN’T sing at all. His voice is whiny. He is a BAD CHOICE, a real joke who sold millions thanks to his good look and to his daddy (who can sing ) too.

    He is plain ridiculous playing the teen while is closer to his 40′s.

    Please no ENRICO for X factor !!!!

    Too many jokes around that foul us all.

  • carrie

    DO NOT WANT TO SEE ENRIQUE IGLESIAS ON X FACTOR!!!! HES A 35 YEAR OLD DIRTY FILTHY LOOKING SLOB! AND HIS MUSIC AND VOICE JESUS HELPS US!!! PLEASE HES NO JULIO IGLESIAS AND IM YOUNG I CANT STAND ENRIQUE IGLESIAS HES A REAL PHONY! EVERYONE THINKS HES SO NICE CAUSE HE PUTS ON A BIG ACT FOR HIS FANS B-LLSH-T HES A RUDE NASTY PERSON IN REAL LIFE AND HE LOOKS LIKE HE AGED 20 YEARS SINCE I SAW HIM LAST PLEASE NO WAY DONT HAVE HIM ON X FACTOR!

  • pat

    OMG Carrie you should be ashamed of yourself calling anyone these discusting names. you are entitled to your oppinion but please wash your mouth out with soap and water. Enrique Iglesias has got where is today because of his talent and not because of who his father, is i think you are jelouse.

  • agree

    I agree with carrie enrique iglesias is noway as talented as his father and his music is really cheesy he cant sing his voice gives me a migraine i think he got where he is today because girls and woman think hes a good looking guy thats it if he were not good looking to them forget he would be no where! and hes gotten old and haggard looking i cant see him on the x factor!

  • diana

    enrique iglesias has no talent just MONEY his music s–ks and he has gotten really ugly looking hes aged yes AGED badly his rail anorexic skinny looking and his face is old looking his nose has spread wide and he looks really bad! and he is dirty looking i agree with carrie also i cant see simon cowell putting him on the x factor i would be shocked if he does.

  • JeffinLA

    Enrique would not have even his RECENT hits, without producers, writers, and “featured artists” that contributed. Enrique is the MOST UNTALENTED “personality” in the music business. So of course, let’s illogically make him a judge – What bullsh*t.

  • didi

    total wipe a-s enrique iglesias?? simon cowell hates him i cant see him picking him and hes such a weird strange guy and he will bring the show down with his sad depressed look like everyone is saying and god has he gotten ugly with age gross

  • Jokergurl

    I suppose some of you geniuses forgot that he got his first record deal under a different surname, not Iglesias, this is after he filled the largest concert EVER in his native Spain. Can’t sing? Some of you must be tone deaf. Some of you must like ugly too, because this man is prettier than most women. Women literally FAINT at his concerts, they run up onstage just like they do with teen sensation Justin Bieber. Give me a break.

  • happiness

    I wonder if he wasnt good looking if he would have woman and girls faint at his concert? i doubt it he probably wouldnt even sell a ticket maybe to more of the gay community who enrique seems to like alot regardless hes the worst singer and artist i ever heard he makes my ears cry for some relief from his whiney voice i think he should retire already at the age of 35 years old singing cheap teenage music and then go get a good meal he looks anorexic i truly dont know what these woman see in him hes not what he used to be and he never smiles he always looks like the world is coming to an end!

  • kim

    You guys are pathetic. Enrique Iglesias didn’t even use his real last name when he signed a deal with a record label. His voice is unique and it gives the songs he sings emotion. Music isn’t always about the ‘voice’. Poor guy, leave him alone. You are all bitty twisted people who haven’t got a life of their own. I feel pity for you all.

  • ANA

    ENRIQUE IGLESIAS is of touring ….imposible!!! BUT I THINK OF COURSE COULD BE A GREAT HOST- so much talent,charism,charming,humor must be showed on tv!

  • Julie

    Wuauu I´m noticing so much envy to Enrique Iglesias!!! poor stupid guys. ENRIQUE is a hispanic artist with a musical career very successfull….don´t talk nonsense without before know him ok!

  • chantel

    @Enrique can’t sing:

    SHUT UP!!!!!I BET YOUR VOICE SOUNDS STUPID!I HAPPEN TO BE A HUGE HUGE FAN OF ENRIQUE AND IF YOUR GONNA TALK ABOUT HIM LIKE THAT GO AHEAD BUT IT DOSENT MAKE YOU KEWLLER!SO STOP TALKING LIKE THAT ABOUT HIM YOU BIG FAT UGLY NUBE!!!!!!!!!!!

  • chantel

    @didi:

    Simon cowwell sux lollypops if he hates enrique!!!

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