Khloe Kardashian may be doing her part to jump start the economy ... because Lady Detective has learned she's the front-runner to become the "X Factor" host and we're told the suits want it to happen.
Sources intimately connected to the show tells Lady Detective Khloe is definitely #1 among the women who tried out and is generally considered the best in the entire pack of host wannabes.
Khloe did a screen test that went over well. The suits -- including Simon Cowell (who has probably never worn a suit) -- believe Khloe makes the most sense in terms of audience draw, since they've already invested heavily in Britney Spears and Demi Lovato to attract young viewers.
Producers will make a decision soon.