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Khloe Kardashian

FRONT-RUNNER

To Host 'X Factor'

9/7/2012 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Khloe Kardashian may be doing her part to jump start the economy ... because TMZ has learned she's the front-runner to become the "X Factor" host and we're told the suits want it to happen.

Sources intimately connected to the show tell TMZ ... Khloe is definitely #1 among the women who tried out and is generally considered the best in the entire pack of host wannabes.

Khloe did a screen test that went over well. The suits -- including Simon Cowell (who has probably never worn a suit) -- believe Khloe makes the most sense in terms of audience draw, since they've already invested heavily in Britney Spears and Demi Lovato to attract young viewers.

Producers will make a decision soon. The host won't appear until the live shows air, and that begins next month. 

As for the odds ... as one well-connected source tells us, "There's at least an 85% chance she'll get the job."

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61.

billy    

One more reason not to watch.....

723 days ago
62.

Zutopia    

AI = Hires idot judges and gives Randy the boot...check.
X Factor = Potentially hiring KK.....check.

Looks like it's The Voice for me.

723 days ago
63.

Lindy    

Are they kidding? She is terrible and i will not waste my time watching if she is on...

723 days ago
64.

Bill    

someone on this planet actually is considering to make one of these uncouth low-lifes relevant?

723 days ago
65.

King34    

Wow.. So when is octomom getting a offer ??

723 days ago
66.

Billy    

She is one ugly amazon but then again Kim is one ugly midget umpaloompa just like snickers from Jersey Shore.

723 days ago
67.

john    

I guess the whole "X Factor" theme just went out the window

723 days ago
68.

Jody    

fame whore, bastard child, liar, amazon. What is so special about her or her whore sisters.

723 days ago
69.

DewnFoo    

That makes a lot of sene dude. WOw.

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723 days ago
70.

ManiacalZebra    

There's the best reason to NEVER watch that show.

723 days ago
71.

all about the money    

So sad Simon is really trying hard to pull out all the gimmicks for this season of X-Factor. He must really be scared or over invested. First all the hype over judges. Then his QQ about running in the same time slot as The Voice, now hoping to feed off the Kardashian name. Really whats sad is he doesn't understand America. Brit is not that huge of a draw...very niche audience. The Kardashian's are the family to hate thanks to Kim's antics. His latest cry about The Voice is just another attempt to drum up interest in his show by causing drama. Even his coming out that Brit almost had a breakdown and quit the first day is just another attempt to gain interest and hype the show. All the more reason to really hope X-Factor flops.

723 days ago
72.

Level34    

I hope the lighting is low, so SASQUATCH doesn't scare off the contestents :/

723 days ago
73.

Rick LaChapelle    

It will be fun seeing their ratings drop to the floor when this happens, along side American Idol tanking with Mariah Carey as a judge!

723 days ago
74.

Faye    

Yes, we want to put Khloe Kardashian on the X-Factor because of her vast experience in the music industry. You know, all those hit records she's had, all those artists she's produced. And of course, that huge portfolio of songs she has written and performed.

723 days ago
75.

Lee    

Too bad X is going the way of AI. What are you thinking, Simon???????

723 days ago
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