According to the New York Post, reality celeb Khloe Kardashian will not be returning for a second season of 'X Factor'.
The publication quoted an insider who claims, "They are asking Mario Lopez to come back, but not Khloe."
One prominent website mockingly speculated that the "awkward" pair were secretly being paid off by rival singing show 'The Voice' to foul the water.
Last month FOX exec. Mike Darnell gave a decidedly weak response when asked to critique the season's X Factor hosts.
The president of Alternative Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting said, "I think the hosts were okay. I think Mario knows how to be a host. I think Khloe was new. And I thought for someone new she did okay. She never hosted before."
Season three of X Factor premieres in September 2013. L.A. Reid and Britney Spears have already been dumped. Under the circumstances, it seems doubtful that Khloe Kardashian will be given a second chance at hosting. Stay tuned...