Her spokesperson said today: “Kelly has not been able to agree a deal that fits into her autumn/winter schedule so sadly cannot accept a place on the 2012 panel. Kelly thoroughly enjoyed her role as a judge on the show, but felt that if there couldn’t be a workable solution to scheduling issues so that she could effectively juggle her other commitments then she couldn’t wholeheartedly commit to the show this year.”
We already know that the previous head of the judging panel Gary Barlow will be returning for the new series although it is not yet known whether Tulisa or Louis Walsh will be joining him.
Both Tulisa and Louis have been talking about possible new judges to join them on the panel. Louis said that Katy Perry, Sharon Osbourne, Anastasia, Mel B and Nicole Scherzinger are all presently in line for the new role. Tulisa has commented that she believes she would get on well with Dannii Minogue if she was chosen for the new judging role. After recent revelations in the new Simon Cowell biography it may well be that Dannii doesn’t want to return to the X Factor role as she is sure to get a lot of embarrassing publicity about her affair with the X Factor boss.
Kelly said that she had enjoyed her role on the X Factor saying: “I love the UK and being part of the show last year. Mentoring the girls was such an incredible experience I will never forget. I would like to thank Simon for the great opportunity and asking me to be a judge last season.”
We should find out whoever does replace Kelly on the panel fairly soon as the first X Factor auditions are due to take place in Glasgow on 11 June.
She was born on 30 April in Point Pleasant, New Jersey and first starting acting at the age of 3. She began her career by appearing in a number of different tv commercials and had racked up over 70 different jobs by the age of 7-years old. She then managed to land a small part in the 1989 Woody Allen film Oedipus Wrecks, which was one part of the movie anthology New York Stories.
Her big breakthrough role came in the 1994 movie Interview With A Vampire, where she played the part of Claudia. This role won her much critical acclaim as well as a Golden Globe nomination.
She has appeared in a number of different movies since including 1994’s Little Women, Sofia Coppola’s 1994 The Virgin Suicides. In 2002 she appeared as Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man, which is her most successful movie to date. This was followed up by a return to the Mary Jane role in the 2004 movie Spider-Man 2.
Kirsten will soon be seen at this year’s Cannes Film Festival where she is appearing as Camille in On The Road, which is up for the Grand Jury Prize. She is still very much in demand as an actress and as well as On The Road she has 3 other movies being released this year Bachelorette, Upside Down and Red Light Winter.
As far as her personal life goes Kirsten has previously been linked to both Jake Gyllenhaal and Razorlight’s Johnny Borrell but is not thought to be involved with anyone at the present time.