Cheryl Cole keeps positive in LA

Cheryl Cole is working hard to promote herself in the US.

She’s been snapped posing in a skimpy white mini-dress and trying to put her US X Factor worries out of her head.

Cheryl‘s in LA for a photoshoot for a new magazine campaign,’ says a source.

‘In between she spent time with Derek [Hough] and even got a chance to meet with his family, which was nice.’

Cheryl, 27, has still not heard if she’ll be by Simon Cowell’s side on the judging panel when he launches The X Factor in America and singer Jessica Simpson, 30, has now been tipped for the job.

‘There [are] loads of conversations happening at the moment,’ a source tells People.

‘New names keep coming forward who want the role, but there are some frontrunners and it’s fair to say Jessica is one of them.

‘She’s very keen. She knows what she is talking about [and] is talented and likeable.’

Hollywood gossip king Perez Hilton reckons Chezza is a nobody and doesn’t deserve the job.

‘I think it would be disastrous if Simon Cowell gave Cheryl
a place on the judging panel,’ says Perez, 32.

‘I’ve heard that the reason there’s been no announcement is because Simon is still busy hunting down bigger stars to be his judges.

‘I’ve heard one of the names he’s considering is Jessica Simpson.’

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