Is Janet Jackson heading to The X Factor?
The singer is interested and is in preliminary talks to be a judge on Season 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Jackson added fuel to the fire when she awkwardly answered Anderson Cooper's question about the subject on his talk show Thursday.
Simon Cowell sounds off on X Factor shakeup
"Oh my God," she said with a laugh. "No, I'm not a judge on The X Factor
"You're not currently
a judge on The X Factor,"
"No, I am not," Jackson said. "But that's all I really think I should say."
News of Jackson's possible hiring comes a week after Simon Cowell
revealed he was considering Whitney Houston
before the singer died Saturday. Cowell is taking meetings this week with candidates to fill the seats vacated by Nicole Scherzinger
and Paula Abdul
, who were fired two weeks ago, along with host Steve Jones
Check out photos of Janet Jackson
Cowell has already dismissed reports that Beyoncé
, Elton John
and Mariah Carey
are on his wish list, but he has not mentioned Jackson. He did, however, say that Katy Perry
would be "fun" and "feisty." According to THR
, he is also eyeing Pink
for her no-nonsense sass.
Do you think Jackson would make a good judge?