Khloe Kardashian has been fired from The X Factor USA. Mario Lopez has not.
Well, that's it for Khloe Kardashian and The X-Factor. The Dark Lord himself Simon Cowell has decided that the reality star simply doesn't have what it takes to present live television and, as such, has given her the boot for season three. To make her feel worse, her co-host Mario Lopez has been welcomed back with open arms for the new season.
Kardashian came in for mockery during her hosting of the show, often being asked to read a teleprompter, which simply didn't work. As TMZ.com put it, it was a "total deer-in-the-headlights" experience watching her struggle through the shows." Fox didn't give a reason for axing Khloe, though said in a statement, "We really enjoyed working with her and wish her all the best in her future endeavors."
It's a rare setback for the Kardashian family, who are often used to getting things their own way in the world of U.S. television. However, it appears Khloe's decision to go down the live television route was badly advised. Lopez on the other hand took to the X-Factor like a duck to water, though he has plenty of experience from his time on Extra.
It's currently unclear whether a replacement will be sought for Kardashian, or whether Lopez will hold the fort alone. Two definite vacancies lie on the judging panel, with both L.A. Reid and Britney Spears leaving the show. Katy Perry and Kelly Rowland are the most likely candidates.
Just for you, here's some of Khloe Kardashian's worst and most awkward moments on The X-Factor:
Here's Khloe Kardashian totally screwing up the flow of the live show:
Here's Khloe Kardashian saying 'Yes...but first' really slowly after forgetting her lines:
Here's Khloe Kardashian suffering a wardrobe malfunction: