Corbin Bleu and Nicole Scherzinger to Cohost 'X-Factor'?

The Pussycat Dolls singer and the High School Musical star are reportedly close to joining Simon Cowell's new show

What's the latest casting news out of Simon Cowell's new singing competition, The X Factor? The show's cohosts are close to being locked in.

If Entertainment Weekly's sources are correct, then the hosting gig will be shared by Pussycat Dolls singer (and Dancing with the Stars winner) Nicole Scherzinger and High School Musical star Corbin Bleu. (If your age doesn't have a 'teen' on the end of it, you might be more likely to recognize Bleu from his guest appearance on The Good Wife, playing Alicia's DJ client last fall.)

Bleu and Scherzinger have yet to fully commit to the show, but both are said to be close to signing deals. And why wouldn't they? Everything Cowell touches turns to gold; with his erstwhile Idol costar Paula Abdul rumored to be joining him on the X Factor judging panel and a role of some sort lineu p for Mariah Carey, this series has H-I-T written all over it.

"The idea is to have a guy and a girl hosting the show, because funny enough I like working on shows with two hosts," Cowell told TV Guide last month. "I want (Scherzinger) to do it, but we've got to get the deal done and find someone she has chemistry with."

"(Cowell's) got his heart set on giving Nicole a job," reports the British tabloid The Sun. "So he's been looking at a feisty male sidekick, and Corbin fits the bill."

Well, feisty is good! Steven Tyler's already proven that on American Idol.

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