Exclusive: Taylor Momsen to Co-Host Simon Cowell’s ‘X Factor’?

By: Celebuzz / March 18, 2011

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Is Taylor Momsen headed for Simon Cowell’s much-anticipated new show X Factor? Sources connected to the show tell Celebuzz yes!

Celebuzz has learned producers for the show have zeroed in on the 17-year-old Pretty Reckless singer, and want her to take a stab at co-hosting the show. Earlier this week, uber-producer L.A. Reid officially signed on the dotted line to sit at the judge’s table.

We’re told that producers think the often-controversial Momsen is perfect for the spot because she’s “young, hip and edgy” and has just the energy the show is looking for.

Cowell left behind his successful American Idol franchise behind last season to produce a US version of the televised singing competition. The show, already a hit in the UK, has produced such stars as Leona Lewis. The show’s winner will receive the ultimate prize — a $5 million recording contract. Auditions start in Los Angeles March 27.

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