The X Factor

Avril Lavigne: I Won't Be a Judge on The X Factor

03/14/2012 at 04:05 PM EDT

Avril Lavigne Addresses The X Factor Rumors: I Won't Be a Judge
Avril Lavigne
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Everyone from Katy Perry to Janet Jackson has been rumored for the two open judge seats on The X Factor.

But at least one oft-mentioned name can be taken off the list: Avril Lavigne.

"I'm making a record. I want to make movies," she told PEOPLE on Tuesday. "No, it's not happening."

At an L.A. event launching her Abbey Dawn fashion line on JustFabulous, Lavigne, 27, who performed on the program, says of the speculation, "It's flattering. It's a great show."

That now leaves Britney Spears as the apparent frontrunner – buzz that producer Simon Cowell has done nothing to quell.

"You'll have to wait and see," Cowell said in an appearance on Good Day New York, adding that a "very famous singer" and one "very famous actress" also have emerged as potential judges.

"I can't confirm or deny anything right now," he says. "The truth is, we are talking to a number of people. It changes on a daily basis to be honest with you."

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