Khloe Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez to Host 'The X Factor' Starting in November

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October 16th, 2012

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Television personality Khloé Kardashian Odom and TV host and actor Mario Lopez will host the second season of THE X FACTOR airing Wednesdays (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) and Thursdays (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Odom began her career as a television star and has helped build the incredible Kardashian family brand on E!, while Lopez started in entertainment as a young actor and has appeared in TV, film and Broadway, and currently hosts the entertainment news magazine show, “Extra.”


Odom and Lopez will first appear as hosts during the LIVE broadcasts of THE X FACTOR beginning this November.


“The worst kept secret in Hollywood is out,” said Simon Cowell. “Mario and Khloé are our hosts. They will debut on our first live show in November and I couldn’t be happier.”


“I’m so thrilled to become a part of THE X FACTOR family,” said Odom. “I’ve been a big fan of the show and look forward to working with Simon and all of the judges. It’s going to be so much fun!”


“I’m very excited to be joining THE X FACTOR team,” said Lopez. “I love the show, and I’ve been a big fan of Simon Cowell and the judges for a long time. Khloé and I have been friends for years and I know we’ll be a great team and have a blast.”


Tune in tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 17 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), when the judges reveal which four acts in each of the four categories – Teens, Young Adults, Groups and Over 25s – continue and which two acts are eliminated. Then, as the “Judges’ Homes” round comes to a close and a new phase of the competition begins, THE X FACTOR returns with special LIVE episodes Thursday, Nov. 1 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) and on a special night, Sunday, Nov. 4 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live /PT tape-delayed) on FOX.


About Khloé Kardashian Odom

Khloé Kardashian Odom, a New York Times best-selling author (“Kardashian Konfidential”), married NBA superstar Lamar Odom on Sept. 27, 2009. The two shared their wedding in their very own two-hour E! Entertainment special, “A Kardashian Wedding.” This, like her family’s hit reality show on E!, “Keeping up with the Kardashians,” was a record-breaking hit.


Odom recently wrapped the second season of E!’s “Khloé and Lamar,” on which she served as executive producer. Other hosting credits include, among others, “The Mix Up with Khloé Kardashian Odom,” a daily radio show on Dallas’s MIX 102.9, and a season on E!’s “Fashion Police.” Odom and her sisters are co-owners of DASH boutiques, with locations in L.A., Miami, and N.Y. Their Kardashian Khaos store is based in Las Vegas. Other ventures include two fragrances, the Kardashian Kollection line, K-Dash clothing line for QVC and a cosmetics line, among others.


Named as one of Forbes magazine’s Top 100 celebrities, Odom has always made an effort to stay connected with her fans. Her blog gets six million visits a month, and she has more than seven million Twitter followers.


About Mario Lopez

Mario Lopez is the host of the nationally syndicated entertainment news show, “Extra.” He also is the host of the nationwide Clear Channel radio show, “On with Mario Lopez.” An avid boxing fan, he is a recurring commentator on HBO’s boxing programs and he recently produced a documentary based on the sport, entitled “Champ.”


Lopez is a New York Times best-selling author for his healthy eating guide, “Extra Lean.” In May 2011, he released the follow-up to “Extra Lean,” entitled “Extra Lean Family.” Additionally, Lopez wrote “Mario Lopez’s Knockout Fitness,” a best-selling fitness book that offers readers a look into his impressive workout regime, and “Mud Tacos,” a children’s’ book he co-authored with his sister, Marissa. As a follow-up to “Mud Tacos,” Lopez released “Mario & Baby Gia,” a children’s book he wrote for his daughter, Gia.


THE X FACTOR was created by Syco Television and is produced by Syco Television and FremantleMedia North America. Rob Wade and Nigel Hall are executive producers for Syco Television. Trish Kinane, Richard Holloway and Andrew Llinares serve as executive producers for FremantleMedia North America. “Like” THE X FACTOR on Facebook at Follow the series on Twitter @TheXFactorUSA and join the discussion at #xfactor. Follow the judges and hosts: @SimonCowell; @BritneySpears; @ddlovato; @LA_Reid; @KhloeKardashian and @MarioLopezExtra.


  • ABCFanatic2012

    Oh God! Not Khloe!

  • Stefwhit

    Odd choice, but if u had to pick a Kardashian, she’s the only one that comes across somewhat normal. She doesn’t bother me like the others so I’m at least willing to give her a chance become making up my mind.

  • Jon23812

    This show used to be better than American Idol. Now it’s like a stereotypical reality show. It’s weird how the shows quality declined in one year. Most shows take at least five years to decline in quality.

    If this show somehow gets a third season, I think Demi and Simon would stay. Brittney will go, because she’s expensive., and L.A., because he didn’t like his group assignment.

  • Justin121

    FOX Despair: season 2

  • Penny

    Simon’s desperation has hit new lows.

  • USAmerica1st

    Yet even more tweaking by Simon and company. Steve Jones, the original announcer, was just fine, but got blamed and was wrongfully let go. Make a decision and stick with it, dude. BTW, Demi Lovato is cute but out of place.

  • JR

    Horrible choices- but, then again, not like the show has much to lose (given how much it’s paying Spears and the ratings just aren’t justifying that paycheck).

  • RyanCanada

    I Loveeee Xfactor.

  • Former x factor fan

    Wtf. First they pissed me off by dumping paula Abdul who i love. Now their putting kloe kardashian. Wth are they thinking. I thought i could get those slutty kardashian bitches off my screen by changing the channel. Now they shove em in my face again. Guess ill jus have to change the channel again

  • LT

    What i would love to know is Mario Lopez’ secret to looking so young. What the bleep? The guy has to be close to 40 and he looks 20.

  • Steven

  • Max

    Kind of pathetic.

  • mboomer

    Day one of KK and I will stop watching. It does not matter which one of the Kartrashian is hosting, they are representing what is wrong today, immorality and greed!! Beside that what qualify her as a host, idiotic! What is wrong with Simon……desperation or what!! MB

  • buttondiet

    Is that the same Karshadian that botched opening a bottle of champagne at a club event?

  • buttondiet

    *Kardashian. whatevz.

  • Riff Rafferty

    Sorry, FOX. Still not watching. Now if you hire Lady Gagme to be a guest judge and then make her sit right next to L.A., MAYBE I’ll reconsider.

  • Jon23812

    USAmerica1st, Steve Jobs was annoying.

  • RG-X

    I have to say aside from all the goofy choices of judges & hosts – the talent on this show’s season is “Supreme”.

  • Ian

    Simon has been looking for new hosts for months now so he is in no way desperate it’s just that when auditions began taping he hadn’t picked two yet. The show is doing fine for FOX and will certainly be back next year, FOX is in bad shape right now so they wouldn’t cancel one of their higher rated shows. However I do agree Britney won’t be back next year, he pay check is to high and I doubt she’ll agree to be on the show for less money. LA, Demi, and Simon will all be back next year with a new judge perhaps Katy Perry?

  • Wendy

    A new low for Simon.

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