Call it the duel of the divas. The New York Post’s Page Six is reporting that Pussycat Doll singer Nicole Scherzinger is close to signing a multimillion-dollar deal to become a judge on Simon Cowell’s "X Factor," putting her in direct competition with Jennifer Lopez on "American Idol."
Cowell became a fan of Scherzinger’s after she made a guest appearance as a judge on the British version of his show earlier this year, the story says. British singer Cheryl Cole is also slated for the judges’ panel, joining Cowell, who recently left "American Idol." A representative for Cowell said it’s too early to comment.