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Monday April 22, 2013

Mario Lopez Set to Return to ‘The X Factor’; Bye-Bye Khloe Kardashian

Mario Lopez Set to Return to ‘The X Factor’; Bye-Bye Khloe Kardashian

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The ever cheery Mario Lopez will be coming back as host of Fox’s ‘The X Factor’ while his co-host Khloe Kardashian will not. This upcoming season will be the 3rd season of the show and Lopez’ second season as host.

Show creator and executive producer Simon Cowell readily welcomed Lopez back, 39, who seemed to really hit if off with the audience,  ““I’m thrilled Mario is back for Season Three of The X Factor. Hosting a live show and keeping the judges — especially Demi — in line, is not an easy job, but Mario is a pro and we are glad he’s coming back.”  Nothing mentioned by Cowell about Kardashian who was ripped by critics as stiff, unprepared and an audience dud. The official statement from Fox wished her well.  Is it not known if Lopez will have a co-host like he did last year.

There is a lot of good news surrounding Lopez recently,  He wed his long-time girlfriend, Courtney Mazza, last December and announced in February of this year the couple is expecting their second child. 

Thus far the show has only signed on Lovato as judge and have not announced who will replace departing judges Britney Spears and LA Reid.