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Report: Khloe Kardashian Not Returning to “The X Factor”

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0  Updated at 2:45 am, February 19th, 2013 By: ABC Digital

Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The X Factor will reportedly not be renewing its contract with Khloe Kardashian to co-host the show.

The New York Post quotes an insider as saying, “They are asking Mario [Lopez] to come back, but not Khloe.”

Kardashian’s reported exit as co-host follows the departure of Britney Spears and L.A. Reid from the judges’ table.

Entertainment Weekly reported on Monday that a spokesperson for the show disputed the Post story, saying, “The producers have not yet made the talent decisions for this year.”

A representative for Kardashian also denied the report, according to Variety.

Meanwhile, British singer Cheryl Cole, who was dumped as an X Factor judge at the beginning of season one, is reportedly in talks to return to the panel.  Cole filed a $2.3 million lawsuit against the show last December, claiming producers owed her money after replacing her early in the first season.  It is believed her reinstatement as a judge could be part of a settlement.

Simon Cowell has previously stated that he regretted letting the former Girls Aloud singer go.

A spokesman for The X Factor told the New York Post, “The producers have not yet made the talent decisions for this year.”

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