‘X Factor’ & ‘Glee’ Crossover? Darren Criss Offered Hosting Gig

Darren CrissThe folks at the X Factor just had a stroke of genius: they offered Glee star Darren Criss a spot as the reality competition’s host. 

And the offer makes sense. After letting former host and all around square Steve Jones make his merry way back to England, the series was in dire need of a host with the most. As we’ve said time and again, X Factor’s ratings didn’t hit anywhere near creator and judge Simon Cowell’s 20 million viewer projections. Bringing in someone as charismatic, handsome, wonderful, talented, and amazing as Criss is just about the best move Fox could make. Clearly a host who could do a little song and dance along with his stage-corralling duties would help the series up the ante. 
Unfortunately for fans of all things Criss, he declined the offer. Fangirls will be relegated to enjoying his Glee performances, bootleg YouTube videos of his performance in Broadway’s How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, and his new movie Imogene with Kristin Wiig. Criss reportedly declined the offer due to his hectic schedule. 
And though his busy schedule has him popping up all over the place, there are sure to be a few broken hearts over this squashed dream. Would you be more excited for The X Factor if Criss was the host?
Source: E!
Celebrity Editor Kelsea Stahler was born in a pile of dirt. Okay, she was actually born in an old Naval hospital in San Diego, which then became a pile of dirt and remained as such for a number of years before becoming a parking lot perfectly sized for circus tents, and finally a museum. She eventually left San Diego to attend New York University, where she studied Journalism and English literature — two less-than profitable liberal arts degrees about which guidance counselors warned her. Against all odds, she now resides in Brooklyn, where she fights the constant fear that the locals will soon discover she isn’t quite cool enough to live there, and makes a living writing absurd, pop culture features about Batman, zombies, vampires, funny people, and Ron Swanson.