Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez – Officially New Hosts of X-Factor USA

Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez – Officially New Hosts of X-Factor USA

Khloe Kardashian and A.C. Slater… umm, I mean Mario Lopez, have officially signed on as the new hosts of X-Factor.  It was originally reported that the youngest of the three Kardashian sisters would be the newest host of X-Factor, but complications arose from her contract with E!.  Apparently her contract required some heavy promotion of her latest installment of Khloe and Lamar and the network was a little weary of her hosting the X-Factor as this would take away from her obligations to them and because it is on a different network.

There were also other names thrown into the race such as Mario Lopez and Corbin Bleu.  Mario Lopez already has hosting experience under his belt as current host of Extra and as the host of America’s Best Dance Crew.  Corbin Bleu has a couple of Disney shows/movies under his built, but hosting experience…not so much.

I guess the X-Factor execs liked the idea of having both Khloe’s fame and Mario’s abs so the decision was made to pursue both as co-hosts.  Britney Spears and Demi Lovato were not enough to make me watch the X-Factor, but a bit of Saved by the Bell nostalgia peppered with a little Kardashian love definitely put me over the edge and created a new fan.

The budget for talent on this show must be disgusting as Britney alone is reported to be bringing in $15 million for the season and Demi a paltry $1 million.  Add to that Khloe and Mario’s salary and the money wasted to entertain me could have bought a small country.  I’m sure big sis Kim Kardashian will do everything in her power to take the spotlight off of Khloe and let her big bright flag of jealousy fly high.  Now if only they can add some drama a la Nikki Minaj / Mariah Carey then the show would be epic.