There’s word that Rihanna will be a guest judge on “The X Factor.”  Seems like creator and music mogul Simon Cowell is pulling out all the stops to make sure the U.S. version is a hit.

The talent show allows judges to bring on guests to help them decide which hopefuls to mentor - and  Antonio ‘L.A’. Reid who signed Rihanna in 2005, will be turning to her to help him decide.

According to, Rihanna enjoyed doing the U.K. finale last year and Simon liked her too.

Judges include Reid, Nicole Sherzinger, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Steve Jones.

The launch date for the X-Factor is September 21st.