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Simon Cowell Recruiting Jessica Simpson, Katy Perry, Shania Twain for “X Factor”?

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By Daniel Gates

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Simon Cowell is panicking over “The X Factor” and is considering Katy Perry, Shania Twain, Jessica Simpson and Kim Kardashian as “possible replacement judges” next season, claims Star.

The magazine says there’s a “crisis” at the show, and that all of Cowell’s fellow judges “have either ditched out or are about to.”

Hold on a minute.

L.A. Reid has indeed announced that he’ll be leaving, but neither Britney Spears nor Demi Lovato has made any decisions about Season 3, despite speculation.

But that doesn’t stop Star from going where other outlets have already gone, trying to manufacture buzz about big names joining the panel.

The tab lists Perry, Twain, Simpson and Kardashian as potential Cowell recruitment targets, then quickly gives itself a convenient out by claiming that those stars may choose not to join the talent competition.

Of course, Star is the same publication that falsely claimed Cowell was supposedly trying to break up Spears and Jason Trawick while also allegedly controlling Lovato’s dating life.

In other words, the magazine’s insight into the inner workings of the panel is… um, questionable.

Its current reporting on upcoming changes to the show is — not surprisingly — off base.

“This story is completely made up,” a spokesperson for “The X Factor” tells Gossip Cop.

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