Jessica Simpson is the latest celeb rumored to be joining L.A. Reid as a judge on Simon Cowell's highly anticipated X Factor. She confirmed this - and her interest.
"They have definitely talked to me about X Factor," Simpson told WWD, adding of the upcoming show, "I think it would be a lot of fun. It's definitely my life."
"To be a mentor for up-and-coming artists is right up my alley. I would have loved to have had a mentor. I love watching people's dreams come true."
MENTOR: Jessica Simpson would be, like, so amazing as one.
The 30-year-old singer, who broke out at age 19 but has not had a hit song in years, still keeps mighty busy these days with a highly successful fashion empire.
She's also engaged to Eric Johnson. But they might elope anyway, so she can spare the time, and add credibility to the panel. Hey, she was a popular singer.
Rumors also hint that Nicole Scherzinger and British X Factor judge and pop star Cheryl Cole may join the panel, with Cowell confirming she's "in the mix."
Auditions for the show have already begun, so the judges (and hosts) will surely be confirmed soon. What do you think? Does Jess have what it takes?