Demi Lovato as X Factor judge? The Hollywood Reporter reports she’s close to signing a deal:
As the countdown to Season 2 of The X Factor winds down, the fourth judge is falling into place. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that pop star Demi Lovato is closing a deal to join Britney Spears in the seats vacated by Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul after Season 1.
The deal is not closed and could fall apart, but sources say Lovato’s team is in final negotiations for the job.
Simon Cowell is reportedly hoping that at 19, Demi will bring in a younger demo–unlike that over-the-hill 30 year old, Britney Spears. Heh.
Also, interestingly, since Simon signed the blonde Britney for one of the available judges spot, he wanted the other female on the panel to be a brunette…