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Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 02/03/2012

Simon Cowell pursuing Beyonce for ‘X Factor’?; Madonna: No Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction

Beyonce: the next “X Factor” judge? (Danny Moloshok - Reuters)

Simon Cowell is reportedly offering Beyonce $100 million to become a judge on “The X Factor.” This story was first circulated by MediaTakeout.com, a Web site that has been wrong about Beyonce stories before, so it should be taken at this stage with a grain of salt. Beyonce’s reps have not commented; there is also no word as to whether Blue Ivy might be given the option to appear as an occasional guest baby-judge. (New York Post)

Madonna said during a Thursday Super Bowl press conference that her halftime performance at Sunday’s big game will feature three old songs and her new single, “Give Me All Your Luvin’.” She also promised that no wardrobe malfunctions will take place and did a salsa dance at the end of the press conference as an homage to Victor Cruz, the New York Giants wide receiver known for his salsa moves. Watch the whole prss conference below and decide whether the salsa closer was pre-planned. (Reuters)

Pippa Middleton is reportedly dating her very wealthy college chum, George Percy, heir to the Duke of Northumberland. Adding to his allure: His family owns Alnwick Castle, which doubled as Hogwarts in the “Harry Potter” movies. (People)

Back to the Future ” might become a Broadway show; director Robert Zemeckis is apparently exploring the possibilities. Presumably said show will include a ballad entitled “I Love You, Calvin Klein” and a splashy, full-company number dubbed “You’re My Density!,” which will naturally be complemented by the act-two closer “You’re My Density! (Reprise).” (Deadline)

Niki Minaj’s tour rider leaked and reveals that while on the road, the singer demands, among other things, Belgian waffles, three buckets of fried chicken, lots of apple juice and plenty of Red Bull. (Buzzfeed)

Gawker has compiled an extremely useful and informative list of facts about Scarlett Johansson’s boyfriend of five months, ad executive Nate Naylor. (Gawker)

Ken Leung — the actor formerly known as Miles Straume on “Lost” — has been tapped to co-star in Sarah Silverman’s pilot for NBC. Tig Notaro, who previously appeared with Silverman on “The Sarah Silverman Program,” also will co-star. (The Hollywood Reporter)

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