nullThe Hollywood Reporter has reported that Whitney Houston was officially approached by Fox TV and the producers of The X Factor to join the show as a judge for its next season.

This comes after both singers Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger (and could someone tell me who she is?) were dumped from the show at the end of the first season by Simon Cowell since things didn't exactly work out as planned with them.

If a deal is reached with Houston, this could be another important step in her career comeback, along with her supporting role in the Sparkle remake coming out this August.

And she could use it, especially after reports and photos surfaced recenty of a disheveled and bloody Houston being escorted from a pre-Grammy party, after getting into a physical altercation with another woman over Houston's current boyfriend. 

Will Whitney ever be able to get it together?