There’s an underlying lesson here for Simon Cowell. The public can smell desperation, and when you pick people solely on the basis of popularity rather than talent — they’ll know — and your format will suffer because of it.
Khloe Kardashian Gets Axed from X Factor — Exit, Stage Left
It was only a matter of time. Despite Khloe’s status as America’s favorite (or most tolerated) Kardashian, the reality star got sacked from X Factor. To put it simply, she wasn’t qualified. She flubbed her canned lines, she lacked chemistry with Mario Lopez, and the quick-wit she’s known for was nowhere to be found. Live television is a tough game, and it takes a well-versed veteran to make it happen. Having said all that, I vote to can Mario Lopez too. He’s a wax figure, and robots are just as annoying as reality stars.