Los Angeles - Simon Cowell is trying to hire Rihanna for The X Factor judging panel.The 54-year-old music mogul - who is set to return to the show with Cheryl Cole - is hoping to lure the Diamonds hitmaker to join them because she draws lots of media attention and Simon is desperate to make the show more popular than BBC One rival 'Strictly Come Dancing'.A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "Simon and Cheryl have two months to find someone to sit in that chair and they want to get the right person."This year is an important one for The X Factor. Simon can't be complacent and has to come back with a real A-Team."Rihanna would be a shock selection because she is not an obvious choice for a family show - but that's what he wants."Simon previously revealed he will include Cheryl, 30, in any discussions regarding who will join them on the panel and she will have final say on new appointments.It's thought the pair are at odds over whether to rehire the show's longest serving judge, Louis Walsh, with Cheryl eager to axe him from the show.Other names being discussed for The X Factor panel include LMFAO rapper Redfoo - who is a judge on the Australian version of the singing competition - and Black Eyed Peas frontwoman Fergie.
24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.
Homeland has transformed the Grand Parade in Cape Town into a smoky Islamabad. Read More »
South African writer Verna Vels, best known for being the creator of the endearing children's character Liewe Heksie, has died. Read More »
Her life and career!
A short sexy chat!
Our own celeb guru!
Quickie time again!
A quick chat!
'I've grown so much'
Chatting about Strictly!
We chat to the lads!
SandtonLNH RecruitersR18 000 - R22 000 Per Month
UmhlangaOnly the best Durban
JohannesburgOnly the best Durban
HousesR 4 750 000
HousesR 6 000 000
Apartments / FlatsR 3 350 000