Khloe K., Mario Lopez officially join 'X Factor'
October 17th, 2012
09:35 AM ET

Khloe K., Mario Lopez officially join 'X Factor'

It didn't take long for "The X Factor" to seal the deal with Khloe Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez.

Earlier this month, a source close to the show told CNN that the pair were in final negotiations to become hosts on the Fox singing competition, and on Tuesday, Fox announced that the two are officially on board.

We'd have to agree with Simon Cowell, who said in a statement that "the worst kept secret in Hollywood is out." He added that viewers can expect Kardashian Odom and Lopez to debut as hosts during the first live show in November.

"I couldn’t be happier," said Cowell, who's also added new faces to the judges' panel for season two. Joining Cowell and season 1 judge L.A. Reid this year has been Britney Spears and Demi Lovato. The two pop stars replaced first season judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul, while new hosts Kardashian Odom and Lopez are replacing the one-man band that was Steve Jones.

Cowell explained in February that he was looking for two hosts because having just one person on stage was limiting.

"You've got so much information to relay as one person, it's impossible to have one person doing a hosting job," he said. "You've got to give out so much information now, they're like newscasters now, these hosts. It's a much bigger role, I think there's a fun way to do it with two people. I always wanted a boy and a girl to host the show and I think it's going to happen now."

And so it has. Both of the new hosts used exclamation points to convey their "X Factor" fandom in a statement, with Lopez adding that he and Kardashian Odom "have been friends for years, and I know we’ll be a great team and have a blast.”

What do you think - did "X Factor" pick the right hosts?

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  3. LMA

    What was Simon thinking? Khloe is TERRIBLE!

    November 1, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • bandito

      I think Khloe is terrible and has no talent whatsoever. Why her in the first place? Mario is semi ok but I wish they had someone else less annoying. As for the audience , I think they are about to ruin the whole show with constant noise. Can't those in the know realize they are disrupting everything from the singers to the judges. Every time the little girls scream and holler I start to turn off the show. For heavens sake give these amature singers a break and let them sing. Don't make them have to contend with a bunch of teenie boppers who think they are helping.

      November 2, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  4. F1

    The need to get rid of the Kardashian ASAP. She has no skill, no charisma, it's extremely annoying and is as fat as an overfed pig. Mario Lopez is pretty good as a host.

    November 1, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Roscoe Chait

    Tried to watch the show last night, but boy did it suck. The hosts are horrific, which is appropriate since it was Halloween. The performers were poor, the song choices stunk, but worst of all was all the garbage the producers thought make a good show–glitter, noise, screaming, dancers, fancy Vegas costumes, new hairdos, and did I mention NOISE? Crummy program. No more for me. The auditions were so much better.

    November 1, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. frecklzface

    Why do they need hosts anyway? They were both horrible last night. Get an announcer off camera and do the show or have the judges do it... save us the pain and agony of the awful jokes etc...

    November 1, 2012 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  7. marie


    November 1, 2012 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  8. Emart

    Khloe is not a women, she looks like a damn drag queen!!!!

    October 30, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. gwen01

    so what is interesting is at the beginning of American Idol there were two hosts and between Simon and Ryan Seacrest's butt kissing they came to the conclusion that there was no room nor no need for two hosts. Now X factor needs to hosts and one is Khloe. It does reek of desperation and if anything has convinced me not to watch that show it is now not because a little girl is a judge but also because a no talent coat tail rider got the gig. Bye X Factor, my guess is ratings up for about a week and after everyone watches the circus freak the rating will drop.

    October 29, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jeff

    @ NYGIANTS, Mario has talent, acting, dancing talent but he is not a singer.... Kartrashian has no known talents. None, nada, zippo... Again, it's desperation mode for the show but you don't move in this direction... Uuugghh.. The show is now sunk...

    October 28, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. cat-lady

    I can't stand the Kardashian clan, now I know what I won't watch. Why can't they go away already.

    October 28, 2012 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
  12. Lizard Lance

    If it were Kim instead of Khloe then maybe the show would be worth watching. Seeing the "Big Glute" from "Saved By The Bell" does nothing for me. I'll go back to leaving the TV off like I usually do weeknights.

    October 28, 2012 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
  13. tombos

    I've been watching the show up to now....but that does it. Putting one of the KarTRASHians on it has closed the deal. WIll not watch another espisode. What were they thinking??? I believe 90% of the public abhor that family and will not watch anything with them on it.

    October 27, 2012 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
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    October 27, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  15. T

    I love khloe, she is the only one out of the bunch i like. What what does these two have to do with music

    October 24, 2012 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Jeff

    Any show that has a Kardashian as a host is clearly in desperation mode.. What sense does it make to have any one of them as a host of a talent show???

    October 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |

      You are such a hater. Khloe Kardashin seems like a nice person. I think that she is will be a hreat host alongside Mario Lopez.

      October 23, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Luz

      Lopez has terrific experience on television and is very bright and this position is great for him. Khloe is a diferent matter. She seems not to have any experience in this profession and seems to be aloof and prim. Get someone else. With her on the show I have no stimulant to turn on the show. Demi is doing a better job than Britney whose comments appear fake with her " I love you" comments to the contestants. Demi does a better job of explaining why she would choose or not that particular contestant.

      October 23, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay

      What does she know about singing or talent. I've stopped watching X-Factor... I cannot stand her. Mario's cool but..... all over the place. Pic a genre and stick to it. The Voice is killing X-Factor I think.

      October 23, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • PS

      Bravo Jeff! I couldn't say it any better. Mario Lopez isn't much better either.

      October 23, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • PKachaturian

      Khloe is good with people and is real and not corny. She will do a good job with getting people to open up and keep things interesting. Don't hate! BTW...your dumb.

      October 26, 2012 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  17. gator

    A Trashdasian? Damn show just goes downhill. I am glad I dont watch it. At least Mario Lopez is a little more qualified.
    I wish the Trashdashian familly would just go away!

    October 18, 2012 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  18. Patines

    I've heard and seen Mario Lopez on different occasions, but who is she? What's her genre?

    October 17, 2012 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  19. columbus

    Yawwwwwn........wait a minute........I really don't care.........OK......I'm going back to sleep..................

    October 17, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  20. KJM

    Does anyone else see a resemblance??? Put a wig and some fake eye lashes on mario and bam! khloe k.

    October 17, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Alex

    In other words, X Factor will be getting cancelled soon.

    October 17, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  22. James

    It was a good choice to pick Mario Lopez as a co-host for the show. He’s done an excellent job with Extra, and possesses a great on-camera charisma that will keep the audience around. My girlfriend loves the X-Factor, and will be glad to hear about the new hosts. I don’t watch the show, but it’s recorded through my Hopper’s Primetime Anytime feature in case she misses an episode. A coworker at DISH told me that once enabled, my DVR automatically records three hours of the big four networks, so we don’t have to set timers for our programs. It should be a good combination if Lopez and Kardashian Odom are friends because that will play out on stage in November

    October 17, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Sly Sadie

    The headline may as well have read: "A Wookie and a F@G officially join X Factor."

    October 17, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Haywood Jablowme

      What do you have against Wookies??? What have they ever done to you?

      October 17, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  24. michael2u

    Sorry just like i will stop watching american idol with mariah scary, now i will not watch x- factor with any of the kardubassians on it....

    October 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • jj

      How can u compare Mariah to khloe? Mariah is awesome..and one of the highest grossing singers of all time..get some glasses...

      October 17, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • uhaveissues

      Mariah has talent and can sing her tail off. So what you said makes no sense. You are comparing a girl that is popular because her sister sleeps around to Mariah? Come on... What talent does Khloe have?? It's a joke. Putting her on that show proves that that show is a joke.

      October 18, 2012 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  25. rick

    Simon, you lost all respect I had for you. These two individuals have nothing in common with the music industry

    October 17, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Donna

      They"re HOSTS, NOT judges.. being a host does not mean that you have to have knowledge and experience in the music business. They're simply presenting the contestants to the stage and whatnot.. it doesn't take a music legend or a rocket scientist to do that job.

      October 17, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  26. bbk


    October 17, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  27. bored already

    2 and a half turds, now coming to a televison screen near you!

    October 17, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  28. She thinks screen are people...


    October 17, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  29. mario is also

    loyal to his companion. i love that

    October 17, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  30. That Does It For Me Too(1pm)

    i adore khloe and i adore mario...what a perfect team...not like some of these other teams out there that cannot
    judge their own lives yet they are put in charge of a show.

    October 17, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  31. we love mario

    he's stable and is never ruled by people in the industry–he's smart experienced and we are a true fan.
    good luck mario

    October 17, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Meh

    I need toilet paper – thanks for reminding me

    October 17, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  33. K-Dog

    I'd rather eat a roast beef sandwich than watch these two be hosts!

    October 17, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Ruth in Florida

    Well, that does it. Mario is fun to watch, but I will never, ever watch a Kardashian in anything. They're over-exposed, no talent hangers-on. I'm not interested and I can guarantee, everyone I know feels the same. Has anyone seen those "clothes" they're selling in Sears? ewww. ho wear.

    October 17, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Skip

      No one is asking you to wear their clothes. You sound jealous...... get a grip dear!!! The Kardashian clan are some of the smartess non-actors in the business............ None of them have to work another day in their lives..... like I said, you are just jealous!!! We will have fun watching them.... and I'm sure you will be watching tooooooo!

      October 17, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • gator

      I like the ho-wear tag! I do think Mario would be a good choice but the Trashdashians have had more than their 15 minutes. GO AWAY TRASHDASHIANS!

      October 18, 2012 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  35. mikrik13

    This must be some kind of joke. Not a funny one. Now only bigfoot might watch.

    October 17, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |

    your so right ... my words and thoughts exactly

    October 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |

    These shows are clearly not about talent. Look at the judges that they choose? Idol and x factor are a bunch of clown shows. Hosted buy talentless people. Niki, Khloe... Put these shows with reality TV and burn them forever. Waste of money

    October 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • TM

      Why don't you just NOT WATCH .... simple way to solve your problem there notabout .....

      October 18, 2012 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  38. Madtown

    Thanks for the warning. That's 2 more reasons not to watch this show.

    October 17, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  39. deyinks

    why all the hate on khloe, if u dont like her or mario then u can keep your comments. let the show begin then we can decide if she is a good host or not.........

    October 17, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  40. mario lopez

    has no talent

    October 17, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  41. when you leave

    thats how long–

    October 17, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
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    October 17, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  43. Lee

    How much longer must we endure the Kardashian whoring!!

    October 17, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • THANKU

      thank you they need to disappear for ever all of them and take Kanye with you. Let him make beats send them to real artists but never be seen or heard again.

      October 17, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |

      totally agree get rid of her already

      October 17, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  44. boomer

    I can see Mario Lopez being a good host...but Chewie Kardashian??

    October 17, 2012 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • JellyBean@boomer

      LOL! I know right? Just think, she would be a god on the Forest Moon of Endor.

      October 17, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  45. We love Khloe

    she's a success.

    October 17, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  46. thebighouse

    and a lie detector testing

    October 17, 2012 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  47. Bob

    Simon to staff about Khloe. "Were gonna need a bigger chair".

    October 17, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  48. LoveLopez

    he's been in the industry 10 yrs now, he's young, secure guy and he's not pushed around by people.

    he's a good addition to the show

    October 17, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  49. bubblelife

    khloe took care of it this morning–

    October 17, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  50. we like Khloe

    she gets our vote all the time...she's not enabled by people and has her own career and is not a loser in the industry.

    good pick simon

    October 17, 2012 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Lulu

      If it wasn't for Kris Jenner, do you really think Khloe would have gotten this gig?

      October 17, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  51. TVFan

    Who said X-Factor couldn't suck any worse? They found a way.

    October 17, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  52. abrader

    oh, here we go... when all else fails, pander to the vapid kardashian krowd. puh-leeze. let's recap –kardashians became famous from a porn youtube video. SERIOUSLY SIMON?

    October 17, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  53. Dave

    Why not Charles Manson? Makes about as much sense as the fat Kardashian girl. He certainly couldn't do worse than her.

    October 17, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  54. LA Powers

    Simon Cowell is not controlled by anyone...he will make the right choice for the show.

    October 17, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  55. Kevin Nivek

    It's as if Simon Cowell just wants this show to fail. Britney, Demi, Mario Lopez, and now former WWE wrestler Chyna?? The only thing left is to hire Lindsay Lohan in place of LA Reid and the final nail will be hammered in. Terrible, just terrible.

    October 17, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
    • BT

      I agree! Correct me if I'm wrong, wasn't it Klhoe that got fired from Celebrity Apprentice? She had to leave the show to take care of some personal business and when she returned she was confronted by Trump that she had to leave to take care of a DUI that she had received...Yes, have Lohan join in to complete the team

      October 17, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Wrong Dear

    no rating desperation-khloe has always had ratings.

    October 17, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  57. oh sweeetie

    you can join a church choir to give you something to do at night.

    October 17, 2012 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  58. citizenUSA

    If Khloe can do this so can a monkey. Neither has any right to judge a singing contest without some creds. Just something to get, (desperate), ratings.

    October 17, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
    • lolarites

      Just what I was thinking, they could have King Kong as a judge and it wouldn't improve this show. Simon needs to own up, the got a turkey on his hands.

      October 17, 2012 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • HammerTime---

      Khloe is not enabled by anyone actually i like her because even in marriage she does her own thing. i love that.

      October 17, 2012 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • There is a difference

      between juding and hosting. Mario and Khole will be hosting the show.

      October 17, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  59. GoodCallTeena


    These are the actors, musicians, singers, etc. who always seem to be "aspiring" to something else, even though they are seen in tabloids and other gossip rags with relative frequency. Many of these people have been in the industry for a long time, shuffling from one endeavor to another, amassing quite a bit of wealth along the way. Many reality-television contestants turned TV stars fit into this category: they have not been formally trained in their current "profession", but are content to assume whatever role that will keep them in the spotlight (for as long as possible). You may see some C-List actors on the big screen. But usually their roles are limited or shallow; most often C-List stars' movies go directly to video.

    The public generally views people in this category with a measure of amusement, because the nature of their fame is commonly questioned by the public.

    October 17, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  60. Mario

    is cute but she is dead battery

    October 17, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  61. Khoe I.

    the big boyz of twn..are near my parents right?

    October 17, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  62. Khloe

    does what she's suppose to do and very good at it-she will bring ratings up...mario she's a schlub

    October 17, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  63. Sir Dumpalot

    Yeah, he's a good looking woman. I'd like to take a big steaming dump on her.

    October 17, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  64. Khoe is well loved

    by all laughs on the news this morning. she's the one that will bring the ratings up and draws the crowd.

    October 17, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  65. Show Problem

    ratings are down because public cannot respond well–pitty

    October 17, 2012 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  66. relonly

    X-factor ratings down, down, down. I don't think these 2 'C' listers help the cause.

    October 17, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  67. JayZee

    neither has talent–both a waste

    October 17, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  68. j

    And what qualifications does KK have? She does nothing and has no talent. I will never watch this show.

    October 17, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |

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