Simon Cowell is about to play "X Factor" shuffle again, supposedly considering Katy Perry, Shania Twain, Jessica Simpson and Kim Kardashian as "possible replacement judges" next season, claims Star magazine.
Our own super secret sources say the list also includes Axl Rose, David Letterman, Charlie Sheen's cat, Courtney Love, Bigfoot, Queen Elizabeth, and Bob Hope who remains in the running even though he's currently dead.
The magazine says there's a "crisis" at the show, and that all of Cowell's fellow judges "have either ditched out or are about to."
Well, there's a Starbuck's across the street from the studio, so Britney Spears may not be going anywhere.
Actually, it was reported earlier this week that Spears hasn't performed up to the expectations of Cowell and other executives. And L.A. Reid has announced he'll be leaving. No word yet on what Demi Lovat's intentions are.
Star lists Perry, Twain, Simpson and Kardashian as potential Cowell recruitment targets then, of course, gives itself an out by saying that they may not joining the show after all. Oh. OK. Star also claimed Cowell was supposedly trying to break up Spears and Jason Trawick while also allegedly controlling Lovato's dating life.