'The X Factor': Simon Cowell wants Rihanna as a judge - report

Simon Cowell may have found someone to fill L.A. Reid's spot on "The X Factor" next season: pop megastar Rihanna.Unless, that is, Rihanna would rather be part of the British "X Factor." The report that Cowell has zeroed in on Rihanna comes from U.K. tabloid The Sun, so take it with however much salt you wish. A source tells the paper that Cowell will offer her a role as judge of either the U.K. or U.S. "X Factor" and thinks she can help boost ratings because of her stardom and the fact that she's "feisty.""Simon loves these sorts of characters," the source says.(The same source also claims Cowell "is thought to want" Rihanna's off-and-on boyfriend Chris Brown on the show too. Cowell's spokesperson shot that notion down.)Meanwhile, the Guardian reports Cowell will meet with the producers of the British "X Factor" in January for a "crisis summit" aimed at rejuvenating the show. The U.K. show's...



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