As has been well reported, Cowell cleaned house last week, firing host Steve Jones and judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. Since then names like Beyonce and Mariah Carey have been floating around, Cowell however shot down both options in an interview earlier this week.
The Hollywood Reporter reached out to Fox, Cowell and Houston’s reps but got no response.
Should Whitney take the gig (if it has actually even been offered), she would be an instant hit. Not only would viewers tune in, but it could be just the vehicle the singer needs to launch her own comeback.