So who will be judging the new season of America’s X Factor? Besides the continuing rumours that Cheryl Cole has secured her position on the popular line-up, it is still to be decided who will join Simon Cowell on the judging panel.
Other names that are now up for discussion include Rihanna and Nicole Scherzinger. "To get her (Rihanna) on the show would give it real star power. Nicole Scherzinger and Cheryl Cole are also being considered for places on the judging panel, because they've got a proven track record of being great judges, but that doesn't rule Rihanna out.
"She has a massive appeal and a real edge to her. Simon knows she wouldn't be afraid to give her opinion," a spy told about Rihanna.