x factor judges jennifer love hewitt reba mcentire Jennifer Love Hewitt or Reba McEntire as an 'X Factor' judge? How do we feel about that?There is a report out of US Weekly that Simon Cowell is eying actress Jennifer Love Hewitt as a replacement for Britney Spears on his “X Factor” panel, alongside Cowell himself and singer Demi Lovato.

“Simon is very interested,” says the source, who also names Reba McEntire and Kelly Rowland as being in the running.

A rep for “The X Factor” says this is all “pure speculation,” but a friend of Rowland’s says that Kelly is “nearly a done deal.”

So, how do we feel about these possibilities? Rowland at least has some experience. She previously judged the U.K. version of the singing competition show. But does she have the personality?

Hewitt and McEntire have not been judges or mentors on anything like “X Factor,” but both have musical backgrounds. McEntire’s is obvious — she’s a two-time Grammy winner with 10 other noms under her belt for the music award. Last season on “X Factor” a country singer won, so maybe Reba’s a solid choice.

Meanwhile, “The Client List” star Hewitt’s musical background is a bit more obscure. She has released several albums and singles, most of which failed to chart in the U.S. — but she’s quite popular in Japan, it seems. And who can forget her time on “Kids Incorporated”? Video below.

What do you think, “X Factor” fans? Do any of these lovely ladies strike your fancy?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."