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Have you heard the news that Simon Cowell is "very interested" in having Jennifer Love Hewitt join him and Demi Lovato on the judging panel for The X Factor, Season 3? Fascinating, isn't it, that this possibility emerged less than a week after Hewitt made this dainty appearance on Ellen?
"Wowsers" is right! No doubt lots of men (Cowell included) were wowed by Hewitt's outrageous display of cleavage -- coupled, of course, with her self-deprecating demeanor.
Hmmm. What other current-day starlet enchants men with a va-va-voom body and an "aw shucks" bearing? Oh, right! Britney Spears, a.k.a. the X Factor panelist whom Cowell is looking to replace. Of course, Spears didn't work out too well for Cowell, but perhaps Hewitt (who, at 34, is a few years older than the pop star) will prove willing to think up critiques beyond "That was amazing"?
Whatever Cowell's motives, Hewitt might not be a bad choice. Sure, she's already employed at the moment, starring in Lifetime's The Client List. But other work commitments didn't stop Jennifer Lopez from accepting a job on American Idol, and the show could probably accommodate Hewitt's shooting schedule. She's got some pop-singing experience (including four albums and a handful of hit singles in the late '90s). And, as always, Cowell needs genial judging personalities to balance out his own gruff one.
True, it seems more likely that Cowell will choose that other rumored candidate, Kelly Rowland. The R&B singer (and former Destiny's Child member) has already judged 2011's The X Factor, UK, and Cowell has sung her praises repeatedly. But she doesn't have quite the same…charisma, does she?