Reports that Lindsay Lohan has been lined up for judging role by Simon Cowell on the US version of the X Factor refuse to go away, despite the actress facing charges for stealing a £2,500 necklace.
The star is scheduled to return to court for sentencing later this month, over an accusation that she stole a necklace from posh boutique, Kamofie and Company in Los Angeles.
Simon Cowell is said to want the star on his panel, and a source close to the music mogul said, “Simon wants him and three beautiful girls on the panel. He will sit there like the cat that got the cream. Lindsay is notorious but she will give the show an edginess.
“There’s been serious talks but Lindsay’s legal issues and her commitment to stay sober need to be worked through. She knows this could turn her life around.”
Simon is keen to add some star quality to the judging line up, and has earmarked Usher as being perfect for the job. He said of the OMG star, “I like Usher, I like the fact he worked with Justin Bieber, great mentor. But it’s about the level of commitment someone is willing to give to the show and if they’re willing to help another artist.”
Cheryl Cole and Nicole Scherzinger are currently favourites to be given spots on the show when it starts later this year.