Simon Cowell may have found the perfect candidate to step in as his newest X Factor judge: Ms. Janet Jackson herself! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jackson is in preliminary negotiations to join Fox’s reality singing competition and fill one of the judges' seats previously occupied by Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, before last month's purge.
However, Michael Jackson's little sister isn't admitting to anything just yet. The singer dodged the question during an interview with TV host Anderson Cooper on Thursday. At first, she denied it entirely: "Oh my God. No, I'm not a judge on The X Factor." She then elaborated: “You’re not currently a judge on The X Factor," adding coyly, “No, I am not. But that’s all I really think I should say.” Her last statement seems like a tentative confirmation.