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Khloe Kardashian’s Cryptic Tweet—Was It About ‘X Factor’ Firing?

There has been no official announcement as to whether Khloe Kardashian will be coming back next season to host X-Factor (with Mario Lopez).

But the reality TV star tweeted a cryptic message that many are wondering if it was targeted at the rumors of her being fired. Watch the video above to see what she had to say.

X Factor 2013: Executive Producers on Khloe Kardashian As Host

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Don’t cry for Khloe Kardashian Odom just yet! Last week, reports circulated that the reality star would definitely not be asked to return as co-host for The X Factor 2013. However, on a conference call February 26, executive producers Rob Wade and Andrew Llinares revealed that they haven’t made any hard decisions about hosts or judges yet. Right now, their focus is on finding the right contestants.

“We’ve got these auditions that start Wednesday [March 6] and we want to make sure that that’s where our focus stays right now,” the execs explained. The nationwide auditions kick off in Los Angeles, followed by Charleston, S.C., New Orleans, Long Island, NY, and Denver.

While the EPs are focused on finding great contestants, don’t be surprised if they aren’t the only new faces you see on X Factor 2013 — a change in hosting could still be in the cards.

We’re sort of at the beginning of the whole process at the moment. We’re looking at everything in the show, whether it’s the hosts, the judges, the contestants, the whole show really. It’s a little bit early for us to say [whether Khloe will return], really. We’re still kind of open to all options on that, we’re working through it. “

The show producers did take time to praise Khloe’s work on the previous season, “She obviously hadn’t hosted before, but we all felt she did a great job.”

Rob and Andrew also acknowledged that the job is much harder than it looks. “Everyone thinks it’s an easy kind of gig and it’s not, it’s really really difficult. and the great hosts have spent years and years making it look really easy…. We would never presume that someone in a hosting role in their first year of having done it, expect them to be perfect, I mean how could you? You know, we thought Khloe did a good job.”

Finally, they were quick to remind everyone what The X Factor is really about: unearthing unknown talent. “At the end of the day the stars of the show are the contestants, they really really are. That’s what we need to focus on is making sure we do a great great set of auditions around the country and hope we find some true stars there.”

Khloe Kardashian Will Be ‘Devastated’ ‘X Factor’s’ Not Asking Her Back

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Breaking news hit on Feb. 18 that Khloe would not be invited back to host ‘The X Factor’s’ third season. Keep reading for EXCLUSIVE details about how she’s handling the huge letdown.

“You know Khloe’s going to be shocked” that she was let go from The X Factor, a source close to Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively. Turns out, even the Kardashian girls go through tough times once in a while.

On Feb. 18, the New York Post reported that Fox was bringing back co-host Mario Lopez for another season of The X Factor, but that they would not be asking Khloe to continue her hosting duties. The news is a huge blow to Khloe, who seemed to really enjoy her job outside of the Kardashian reality TV franchise. In a word, she’s devastated.

It was Khloe’s first time as a host of a show, and there were hiccups along the way, but by the end of the season she seemed to hit her stride and get comfortable with her duties. That’s why this will hurt so much.

“She won’t believe it and it will hurt her feelings real bad,” says the source.

Being let go by The X Factor is an unfortunate start to the new year for Khloe, especially in the giant shadow her family casts. Kim Kardashian is obviously on top of the world, happily pregnant and dating one of the biggest rappers on the planet, Kanye West. Meanwhile, Kourtney and Scott Disick have a growing family, while Khloe is still childless. And to make things even worse, her mother just signed a daytime TV show deal with Fox, and her half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s careers have begun to take off.

“She needed a break and X Factor would be the ideal escape for her to get her mind off s**t at home,” the source tells HollywoodLife, “It’s just another blow for Khloe and her ego has to be knocked a bit.”

Source: HollywoodLife.com

Khloe Kardashian booted from ‘X Factor’

Khloe Kardashian Fansite 157714474_10 Khloe Kardashian booted from 'X Factor'  Nypost.com:The towering reality star has not been asked to return as co-host of the high-profile Fox singing competition, sources tell The Post.

“They are asking Mario [Lopez] to come back, but not Khloe,” an insider confirms.

Kardashian, 28, came to the show with no television hosting experience and often appeared nervous and unprepared on camera.

The Huffington Post went so far as to suggest that the “awkward” pair were secretly being paid off by rival singing show “The Voice.”

“I am sure there was a big percentage of Khloe’s fans who followed her to ‘X Factor.’” said LA hosting expert Marki Costello, who has provided on-camera coaching for “Voice” judge Cee Lo Green among others.

“But at the end of the day, when she doesn’t know what she is doing, are you helping your show or hurting it?

“It was really hard for me to watch Mario with her,” she said. “It made me, as a viewer, almost uncomfortable.”

Kardashian’s exit follows the departure last month of judge Britney Spears — who received lukewarm reviews at best during her debut last season.

Judge L.A. Reid also bailed in December, saying he needed to focus more on his day job as head of Epic Records.

Now Fox and the show’s creator, Simon Cowell, are scrambling to rebuild the wildly hyped series which a News Corp. executive called “a disappointment” during a conference call with investors this month. (News Corp. owns Fox, as well as The Post.)

Meanwhile, Brit singer Cheryl Cole, who was unceremoniously dumped as a judge last year, is in talks to return to the show — possibly as part of a judging panel that would be comprised of Cowell and three younger women.

Cole — who was a judge on the U.K. version of “X Factor” — filed a $2.3 million lawsuit against the show last December, claiming the show still owed her money after replacing her just a few weeks into the first season.

Her return could be part of a settlement.

Cowell says he regretted letting Cole go last year.

“I had to apologize for the way it was handled,” he told reporters later.

It may also signal that the show — which invested $15 million in Spears last season only to see ratings plunge by 20 percent during the season — is trimming its talent budget.

An X Factor spokesperson said “The producers have not yet made the talent decisions for this year.”

Khloe Kardashian: ‘I would love to return to The X Factor USA’

Digitalspy.co.uk: Khloe Kardashian has said that she would love to return to The X Factor USA for season three.

The reality star and Mario Lopez became The X Factor’s co-hosts in the second season, which wrapped up earlier this month with Tate Stevens winning $5m.

Speaking to MTV News, Kardashian expressed hopes that she will be asked back next season by Simon Cowell.

“I would love to come back,” she declared. “To do something on this magnitude, I’m so honoured and blessed and I just love that I’ve been able to grow through this whole experience. So I’ve had a phenomenal time.”

Lopez has also said that he would like to return to The X Factor for the third season, but stressed that he has yet to reach a contractual agreement.

Khloe Kardashian wants ‘X Factor’ return in 2013

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Even though Khloe Kardashian did not necessarily receive rave reviews for her performance as a host for “The X Factor” this past season Fox, the reality star is still apparently making it clear to those who are close to her that she would love to give it another go, at least so long as the producers want to see her back for another go around.

Speaking in a new report from HollywoodLife, here is what one source in particular had to say about the odds of Khloe returning to the talent competition in the near future:

“[The X Factor] just ended and she’s taking a break right now from it all. It’s the holidays — she’s just glad to be home with Lamar and take a load off for a minute. You know, take some time to be with the family and just kick back. She liked it [hosting]. I could tell she was nervous this season, hosting the show, but I thought she did all right. It isn’t up to me or her if she comes back for another season — that’s up to big Simon. He likes her, but you know with that guy — it’s all about money and ratings. [Khloe] and Simon go way back and even if she didn’t put up the numbers this time, he’ll give her another shot.”

The ratings for “The X Factor” were down at times in the double-digits from the first season, and this in itself may be enough to convince Cowell to go in another direction. It’s almost possible that he could opt to go with just one host to save money, and Mario Lopez may be the choice here over her.

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(PHOTOS+VIDEOS) 17 December – Khloe Kardashian arriving at ‘The X Factor’ season finale press conference

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(VIDEO) Khloe Kardashian Interviews Demi Lovato

“The X Factor” ladies chat about the contestants, L.A. Reid leaving the show next season and Demi’s confrontations with Simon.

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Khloe Kardashian ‘Loves Taking Risks’ On X Factor USA

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“It’s fun to try [different styles] on X Factor,” the star tells PEOPLE. “It gives me a different platform to try looks compared to a reality show because we film [Keeping Up With the Kardashians] 12 to 18 hours a day, so you have to stay in the same outfit.”

Understandably, she often grows tired of what she’s wearing while working those long hours on her family’s E! show. “You might get over [your look] or be like, ‘My head hurts from this ponytail!’” she jokes. “But you can’t take it out [until we wrap filming for the day].”

Like most people, Odom has mornings where she just doesn’t feel like getting glam, either. “We film our show seven days a week, and during production season you don’t have a day off,” she shares. “You’re tired, so sometimes I’m like, ‘I don’t care about doing my hair today.’”

X Factor is another story, though: Since the show airs live twice per week, Odom has been able to try trends — like oversized buns, dramatic shoulders, bejeweled headpieces and colored leather (above) — that she may not have worn before.

“By doing [X Factor] we have more time, and you get to think more about the thought [behind] your outfit,” she says. “And I love taking risks and trying new things. Sometimes they’re a hit — or a miss — but that’s what [risks] are for.”

(PHOTOS) Khloe Kardashian Odom onstage at FOX’s “The X Factor” The X Factor Top 4

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