There has been tons of talk and speculation about who will join Simon Cowell for this season of The X-Factor, since he fired judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. The most recent artist who is rumored to be sitting on the judging panel has me very excited, though -- Rihanna!

According to, sources from the show have revealed that RiRi is in talks to sit on the judging panel for the show. This comes amidst recent rumors that Britney Spears would get the coveted spot, however, the site's source says discussions with Spears are "pretty much dead." Unfortunately, Cowell has said in the past that any rumors of a judge should not be surprising, as he is speaking with a bunch of different people to fill the spots.

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The show is also in need of hosts, prefereaby two, according to Cowell. He's said he is interested in a male and female host, who don't necessarily have any experience in the biz. Recent rumors that Stacy Keibler would be joining the show have started, and it's likely she's vying for a hosting position, as she has no music experience to offer as a judge.

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