Posted on Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:13 AM PDT
It was reported that Britney Spears turned down a $10 million offer to join The X Factor, but that doesn't mean she's not interested in coming on board!
Simon Cowell chatted with Fox's Good Morning New York, and when asked about Spears joining the show, he replied, "You'll have to wait and see. I can't confirm or deny anything right now. The truth is, we are talking to a number of people. We're looking at a very famous singer and one very famous actress. You've gotta talk to everybody." Oh so vague!
After Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger were let go, Cowell and company are looking to fill two spots, but when it comes to replacing former host Steve Jones, it sounds like they're looking for an American star. "With the host, too many Brits on the show, if I'm being honest with you...one Brit allowed," Cowell said. "I always wanted a boy and a girl to host the show. And I like hosts who don't kind of have a hosting background, you know. I like them when they've done acting and stuff like that. It's a different kind of dynamic."
Darren Criss reportedly turned down the hosting gig the other day, so Cowell is definitely still on the hunt for a fresh face ... and hopefully one that won't break the bank!
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