Rumors have been spinning that Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez will join Season 2 of the singing competition show as hosts. Today, it is being reported that the television personalities are moments away from making it official.
Celebuzz reports that Khloe is putting the finishing touches on her contract.
“Khloe has been offered the role,” a source said. “But the deal is still being finalized.”
The biggest hitch holding the deal back is a current battle being fought over the Kardashian by rival networks. NBC Universal – the parent company of Khole’s current home on E! - and FOX are currently working out contract conflicts.
“Simon wants her to have it,” said the source. “Now they’re trying to finalize the deal.”
But, according to TMZ the negotiations aren’t going well…
The celebrity news source reports that FOX can only sign Khloe to “X Factor” if the deal is exclusive, meaning E! would have to give her up….
The competing network is reportedly worried that – with the extreme time commitment required by “X Factor” promotion – Khloe’s current time will be spread too thin.
The networks will likely reach some kind of an agreement soon, but a source says “I wouldn’t bet my house on it.”
Multiple news outlets confirm that Extra host, Mario Lopez, is also being considered for the position, either as a co-host or a backup if Khloe’s deal falls through.
As Hollyscoop previously reported, Mario was quick to jump on the "X Factor" bandwagon.
"I’m a huge fan of Simon Cowell, it would be awesome to work with him and everyone that’s on board," he said.
Some sources, like PerezHilton, are already reporting that both Khloe and Perez are officially on board…
Hollyscoop has reached out to Khloe's rep, who refused to confirm or deny the report.