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Does Simon Cowell Want Rihanna and Chris Brown as Judges on The X Factor?

Will Rihanna soon be taking a bow from the judges' panel of The X Factor?

The Sun reports that Simon Cowell is trying to convince the pop star to become a judge on either the American or British versions of the singing competition.

"The music mogul is so keen to get the superstar on board the struggling show he will offer her the choice of a judging role on either of its UK or US versions," the paper reports.

A source says that Simon is a big RiRi fan and is confident she'll help boost ratings.

“Simon is a huge admirer of Rihanna and knows she’s star quality. As well as bringing an aura to the panel thanks to her current standing in music, she is also feisty and will make great TV. Simon loves these sort of characters,” says the source.

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It's also said that Simon would like Rihanna's sometime-boyfriend Chris Brown as a judge, too. Reportedly, Chris is being considered for departing judge L.A. Reid's position on the panel.

“The U.S. X Factor has improved on the first season’s ratings, but it’s got some way to go to reach Simon’s expectations. Adding Chris to the panel will certainly create a talking point,” reveals the source.

Perhaps Rihanna will soon be telling contestants to shut up and drive sing?

Source: The Sun

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12.16.2012 / 03:45 AM EDT by Ryan Gajewski
Related: The X Factor, Gossip, Simon Cowell, Antonio "L.A." Reid

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