May 2nd, 2012
11:37 AM ET
We know that Simon Cowell is looking for a few good women to join his "X Factor" judges' table, and there's a fresh batch of rumored names being added to the mix.
According to reports, the reality show king is said to be eyeing Avril Lavigne, Miley Cyrus, Gwen Stefani and Demi Lovato for one of the open judging positions, in addition to also reportedly trying to seal a deal with Britney Spears.
E! reports that Cyrus is among the stars in consideration to join Cowell and L.A. Reid on the star-studded panel, but a source tells the site that she hasn’t received an official offer.
But she may have some competition for it: the Hollywood Reporter suggests Lovato is already in final negotiations to star on the show.
Spears, meanwhile, is thought by some to be a shoo-in for the third seat with a reported $15 million offer - although an official announcement has not yet been made.
Spears is the last holdover from the earlier round of names that the media batted about as potential "X Factor" judges, following the dismissal of season 1 personalities Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul.
Cowell's got a little time to see who wins the battle of the divas though: the second season of the talent competition is not expected to kick off until September.
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