Last Lap: Will Jennifer Love Hewitt Be a Judge on The X Factor?

Which Modern Family actress has a girl crush on her co-star? What does Oprah miss about her syndicated daily talk show? And how are critics across the globe viewing the latest Star Trek flick?

  • Jennifer Love Hewitt has apparently made the shortlist for new X Factor judges. Simon Cowell reportedly reached out to the actress, hoping she’ll accept a spot on the panel. Nothing’s been confirmed, but we’d love to see her join fellow Kids Incorporated alum Mario Lopez as a regular on the talent show. [Us Magazine]
  • Well, she doesn’t exactly call it a girl crush, but Julie Bowen totally loves Sofia Vergara. “I sort of worship Sofia,” the Modern Family actress tells E!. And henceforth, Sofia Vergara girl crushes everywhere are now socially acceptable. [E!]
  • In an interview airing on Steve Harvey’s show this week, Oprah revealed that she misses interacting with live audiences on a daily basis. She also still seems stunned that so many people stayed engaged with the show over her 25-year run. [People]
  • It looks like international critics are into Star Trek Into the Darkness, which could bode well for its U.S. release next month. MTV caught up with stars Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine during the Movie Awards earlier this month. [MTV]

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