It seems that the towering reality star has not been asked to return as co-host of The X-Factor. Khloe Kardashian fired from the X-Factor? What’s a millionaire to do next?
The New York Post broke news of Khoe Kardshian fired, saying that Mrs. Lamar Odam won’t be back for another installment of the high-profile Fox singing competition. “They are asking Mario [Lopez] to come back, but not Khloe,” an insider confirms.
Many publications noted that the 28-year-old, who came to the show with no experience, often came to the set unprepared for the camera and appeared nervous. “I am sure there was a big percentage of Khloe’s fans who followed her to ‘X Factor.'” said LA hosting expert Marki Costello, who has provided on-camera coaching for “Voice” judge Cee-Lo Green among others.
It seems that with the E! reality star showing that she doesn’t know what she’s doing, the show decided to cut its losses in an already losing situation. Kardashian’s exit follows the departure last month of Britney Spears — who received lukewarm reviews at best during her debut last season. Epic Records head honcho L.A. Reid also bailed in December, saying he needed to focus more on his day job. We’re sure others would agree.
Now Fox and the show’s creator, Simon Cowell, are scrambling to rebuild the wildly hyped series which a News Corp. executive called “a disappointment” during a conference call with investors this month.
We guess somewhere Paula Abdul is smiling.