Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez Announced as X Factor Hosts this Week

According to TMZ, Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez will be announced as X Factor hosts this week.

Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez will join the payroll of “X Factor” — TMZ has learned, Khloe and Mario will be the new co-hosts of the show.

We’re told the final, tiny finishing touches are being put on their deals, but the announcement will be made some time this week.

We’re told the duo’s salaries will add millions on top of an already enormous talent budget … with Britney Spears in the lead at $15 mil.

Khloe and Mario will debut in November.

The X Factor hosts will join the show when the live episodes begin in November.

Via TMZ

  • jlscott13

    Love Mario. Meh on Khloe.

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    Apparently, Simon wants “95 million” people to start watching The Voice rather than the measly “65 million” who are currently doing so.

  • http://twitter.com/bagel08 John S

    Geez, took long enough. It feels anti-climatic at this point.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DY5236XYY2SBL7EJNTK5ROIGMA Madred

    No more X-Factor for me. The Kartrashians ruin everything. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Khloe? Blech! This is coming very close to a deal breaker for me.

  • zaclona77

    No opinion on Khloe but I LOVE Mario Lopez! If anyone here ever saw an episode of America’s Best Dance Crew on MTV, the dude is a pure goldmine of cheese. *buys share in a popcorn company*

  • http://twitter.com/tukicarreno Tuki

    Khloe Kardashian as a host totally destroyed any chance of me watching the live shows of the X Factor. 
    What is Simon thinking? This show jumped shark already

  • http://twitter.com/ClaudeDee Claude Dee

    More reason NOT to watch the show! Yay!!!!! Mario is cool, though. 

  • mtthew

    i actually like this. mario is a great host, and i’m sure khloe will do well. she’s the most tolerable of the Krapdashians

  • mmb

    Mario is a decent choice, but the choice of Khloe show that Simon may have lost touch with what the American audience really wants (the success of 1D notwithstanding)….I don’t think that Khloe appeals to the singing competition viewership in general..and the fans that do take her seriously are unlikely to suddenly start watching x-factor….Just a bad decision…they are trying to get the x factor franchise off the ground in the US…adding a Kardashian makes it a little bit trashier and less worthy of attention imo

  • poipugirl

    Why does Mario need Khloe along as a host?  He can handle it alone.  Plus she has no experience.  What would be the advantage to add Khloe?

  • Whatiswrongwithus

    What’s the deal with 2 hosts! It’s like Simon is so desperate he can’t find 1 good enough charismatic host in the whole US that he has to go for 2, one charming enough (Mario) and one tabloid-attracting reality tv half celebrity to hold the viewers attention? Geez, as I said before X factor this year is just becoming more bizarre for me.
    I fear for Simon, I foresee another overhaul next year… If x factor is still around..he can’t seem to get a formula right for this show here in US, he’s just NOT listening.

  • harvestmoon

    I’m glad to see that Simon moved away from his idea of “I don’t want traditional hosts,” at least as far as Mario is concerned.  I was dreading the train-wreck potential of the live shows, and not in a good way.

    I think his choice of Khloe is aimed at the youth market, just like with everything else for this show.  I’m guessing the same people who are tweeting non-stop during the show are the same people who watch the Kardashians.

  • Listening

    First off I had totally forgotten we didn’t have a host yet, just random statement.  Ummm they seem like poor choices. Mario Lopez he’s the host of America’s Best Dance Crew right? Ummm Uh uh, I totally ignore him he comes off like a plastic doll. He thinks he’s adorable and  everything just amuses him. He’s a non-entity to me. And Khloe I’ve seen a few episodes of her show and I just don’t get a personality. Maybe it was b/c she was dealing w/ her husband and their daily lives so it’s not gonna be riveting or have sparkling interactions. She just comes off as blah can she REALLY be entertaining.

    I guess we’ll find out how successful they’ll be. Hey they can’t be any worse than robot/ childlike Steve.

  • chillj

    I’m not a big Mario Lopez fan; I would rather pinch his cheeks than watch him.  Khloe who?

  • chillj

    There is safety in numbers.  (And more shoulders to cry on when ratings fall.)

  • Keyera Mullins

    I like Mario & Khloe! Looking forward to the live shows. XFactor is great so far this Season.

  • girlygirltoo

    The live episodes don’t start until November? What are the next 4 weeks of shows, then?

    They don’t need 2 hosts. Watch this turn out to be like the annoying 2-host thing on The Voice, where all the 2nd person does is interview people backstage and yammer about twitter. Mario Lopez easily could have done this by himself — and they could have saved $$$ rather than waste it on a 2nd host

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DY5236XYY2SBL7EJNTK5ROIGMA Madred

    Boot Camp, Judges Houses and I think a week off for the World Series. 

  • Last Laugh Lane

    Just hiring a mere Kardashian draws in viewers. Simon knows he needs to have his bases covered in the younger demographic with the live shows, and hiring Britney, Demi, AND Khloe may have sealed the deal. He realizes that The X Factor is more of a reality show than a singing competition, and the Kardashians are the Royal Family of reality TV in America. Mario was hired to be the Seacrest of the show and actually handle telling us voting numbers and stuff. Simon & LA are there to handle the post-show careers and music production of the contestants.

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Agree with you Jason-dudey! SEE–We CAN agree!  ?
    Miss me?

  • Nedsdag

    I still do not understand why the X-Factor needs two hosts. I’m no fan of Mario Lopez, but I think he can host the show by himself. As for Lamar Odom’s (I refuse to type her name), what does this tell kids who are in college or have graduated from college with a broadcasting degree who are seeking work in the industry? I know the answer: have a sibling make a sex tape with a z-list music star and sell it for profit, then appear on a reality show with the sibling.

    America at its best.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DY5236XYY2SBL7EJNTK5ROIGMA Madred

    Britney and Demi have done nothing. I’ve yet to meet anyone who readily admits to liking the Kardashians. Their show only has a few million viewers, so they aren’t the powerhouse everyone claims they are. Most of those people who do watch only do so to mock them. 

    I honestly think Simon is trying to kill his own show. 

  • Goodie2

    So dissapointed..Simon said he didn’t want a host. Yet he hires someone whose whole career is hosting…from animal planet shows before days resuscitate d his career to now extra; best dance crew & anything else..reality veteran even had his own show…he’s a handsome guy but for some reason I find him incredibly annoying…khloe is interesting choice and think she could do well..but Mario is short and khloe tall? And why pay them so much if they’re only doing 10 or so weeks if live shows..the xf has been really boring so far..Mario won’t add viewers (extra is at bottom of the ratings for that type of show..but hell have super exclusive s to promote) + khloe can bring in more young women hopefully as her family will tweet up a storm and they might film behind scenes for the e! Show

  • Goodie2

    So dissapointed..Simon said he didn’t want a host. Yet he hires someone whose whole career is hosting…from animal planet shows before days resuscitate d his career to now extra; best dance crew & anything else..reality veteran even had his own show…he’s a handsome guy but for some reason I find him incredibly annoying…khloe is interesting choice and think she could do well..but Mario is short and khloe tall? And why pay them so much if they’re only doing 10 or so weeks if live shows..the xf has been really boring so far..Mario won’t add viewers (extra is at bottom of the ratings for that type of show..but hell have super exclusive s to promote) + khloe can bring in more young women hopefully as her family will tweet up a storm and they might film behind scenes for the e! Show

  • Goodie2

    So dissapointed..Simon said he didn’t want a host. Yet he hires someone whose whole career is hosting…from animal planet shows before days resuscitate d his career to now extra; best dance crew & anything else..reality veteran even had his own show…he’s a handsome guy but for some reason I find him incredibly annoying…khloe is interesting choice and think she could do well..but Mario is short and khloe tall? And why pay them so much if they’re only doing 10 or so weeks if live shows..the xf has been really boring so far..Mario won’t add viewers (extra is at bottom of the ratings for that type of show..but hell have super exclusive s to promote) + khloe can bring in more young women hopefully as her family will tweet up a storm and they might film behind scenes for the e! Show

  • Goodie2

    i feel the  same way about mario.  A year long search for someone new who is not known for hosting and we get a boring yet handsome guy who is known only for hosting and reality shows – from dwts that gave him a career again to his own reality show – previous hosting on everything from extra to americas dance crew to an old show on animal planet…hes pretty to look at but wont bring any new viewers (extra is regularly in last place in the fringe ratings) and hes so stiff and annoying…yes we get it you have dimples. congrats

  • Goodie2

    Does the slipping XF really need more cheese?  Does Simon want the show taken seriously (is melanie ever going to release a record?) or want the show to become a joke like all the joke contestants they keep featuring (mind you, unlike the VOICE)…Maybe people finally want to watch real talent, real artists 

  • Goodie2

    he said he wanted a non-host so khloe would fill at least that role…she and her family are big with young tweens and women – have tons of facebook and twitter families that theyll promote the show to…people may tune in at first just to see how she does.  i think she has a good personality and will be able to relate to contestants and she’s funny too…we have to see how they split the hosting duties…will they both do the same thing or will mario be the lead host that maybe deals with judges while khloe is backstage filling us in on behind the scenes and talking to contestants before/after they sing.  Have to give it a c hance, and she obviously did well on her screen test and at least shes better than kosbourne.  i guess im the only one who is not a mario fan…wonder if the girls hate on khloe – of all the kardashians, shed be the best choice

  • Goodie2

    female viewers – and simon has 2 hosts in the uk shows often.  i dont know how they handle hosting duties but maybe khloe would be the cristina millian on the voice doing behind the scenes

  • Goodie2

    he wants to do something different – anything that might help it stand apart from the others.  and in the uk, the format often works – but it will depend on the chemistry and what they have the hosts do and  how they split their duties…

  • Goodie2

    Just because you take a broadcasting class doesnt make you good at appearing on live tv…trust me, ive seen many people whove gone to school not be able to connect in the real world

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    This show ia a total circus anyway, I don’t see the big deal. Next year they will downsize by replacing Britney with Honey Boo boo, just paying her $500k and a bucket of fried chicken everyday.

  • girlygirltoo

    Not necessarily. A lot of people — including me — are sick and tired of the Kardashians and want them to just go away already. But even if someone is interested in them, it appears that Kim (ugh) is the real draw in that family  – Khloe isn’t likely to bring in a bunch of new viewers on her own.

  • wkstrack

     Khloe will possibly be a good host! I think she was a radio dj. I don’t know if she still has the job but I think she has experience. She’s the least annoying and one with the “personality” out of the Kardashians so maybe people will like her. As for Mario, I find him a little annoying sometimes on Extra but we’ll see. Neither of them are robotic stiff Steve Jones types.

  • brightones

    Mario – yes.  Kloe – no way – ugh.

  • jlscott13

    WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? lol

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “Simon knows he needs to have his bases covered in the younger
    demographic with the live shows, and hiring Britney, Demi, AND Khloe may
    have sealed the deal.”

    But the ratings haven’t shown that Britney and Demi have been able to attract very many of their followers (24M for Britney, 14M for Demi) to watch the show. Are there some ratings stats posted that show that a lot of younger viewers have be attracted by these two? (assuming the the vast majority of their followers are younger).

  • WestiesRule

    I can’t comment until I see them in action. Mario is seasoned and Khloe has a sharp wit. They’ll be better than that last bloke.

  • Goodie2

    I didn’t realize this but read on MTV that khloe has been having live TV broadcasting experience selling her fashion line on qvc. She’s also guest hosted the CBS daytime talk show TheTalk

  • poipugirl

    Hopefully, Khloe will be the green room or backstage host, kinda like Christina Milian on The Voice. 

  • Nedsdag

    Lisa Lampanelli has a sharp wit too, but that doesn’t mean having a sharp wit will work on a mainstream TV show.

  • Nedsdag

    If this is the case, I’ll tape the show and fast forward her part on the show, just like I do to Christina Milian on The Voice.

  • Jaejae1

    (sighs)