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Britney Spears and Demi Lovato join L.A. Reid and Simon Cowell on The X Factor judges’ panel

Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning worldwide pop icon Britney Spears and singer, songwriter and actress Demi Lovato will join L.A. Reid and Simon Cowell as judges on THE X FACTOR, the hit singing competition series returning this fall on FOX.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Britney Spears joins The X Factor as judge

E! Online is reporting that Britney Spears will join Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid as a judge on The X Factor:

Spears finally inked her deal this week, E! News has exclusively confirmed. As we previously reported, Spears will get $15 million for one season’s worth of work. She had agreed in […]

Official: Nicole Scherzinger replacing Cheryl Cole as judge on X Factor

FOX has confirmed that Nicole Scherzinger has replaced Cheryl Cole as a judge on the upcoming U.S. version of The X Factor:

“Nicole Scherzinger will be replacing Cheryl Cole on the judging panel of The X Factor. Nicole will join Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and Paula Abdul on their search across […]

Cheryl Cole dropped as ‘X-Factor’ judge; Replaced by Nicole Scherzinger

TMZ is reporting that Cheryl Cole has been dropped as a judge of Fox’s upcoming reality competition series The X-Factor. Nicole Scherzinger will replace her as a judge. Scherzinger was originally selected as a co-host on the show.

The three judge panel will now consist of Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Scherzinger, with Steve Jones […]

Paula Abdul joins The X Factor judges panel

America’s sweetheart, world-renowned choreographer and pop icon Paula Abdul will join Cheryl Cole, Antonio “L.A.” Reid and Simon Cowell as a judge on The X Factor, the highly anticipated singing competition series debuting this fall on FOX. Abdul, who sat alongside Cowell for eight seasons as a judge on American Idol, has worldwide album sales exceeding 50 million records, two No. 1 albums, six No. 1 singles, a Grammy Award, seven MTV Awards, two Emmy Awards, two People’s Choice Awards and two Kids’ Choice Awards. Abdul will join Cole, Cowell, and Reid as they travel to The X Factor audition cities searching for the next global superstar or breakout music group.

“This show would never have been the same without Paula and I can’t believe I am saying this – I have missed her a lot, and I am thrilled she’s on the show,” said Simon Cowell.

“I am excited beyond words to be a part of The X Factor. I couldn’t be happier to bring my love for cultivating talent and performance to such a wildly anticipated show,” said Paula Abdul. “I’m looking forward to being back with the FOX/FremantleMedia family and know that it will be an extraordinary journey — we’re going to have a blast. I’m also delighted and grateful to be sitting next to Simon again…but you might want to check back with me in a week or two!”

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones to host The X Factor

Multi-talented performer and chart-topping artist Nicole Scherzinger and British TV personality Steve Jones will host The X Factor, the highly anticipated singing competition series debuting this fall on FOX. Scherzinger, who recently served as a guest judge on the U.K. version of “The X Factor,” is a singer, songwriter and performer and Jones began his career as a fashion model and has gone on to host some of the U.K.’s biggest TV shows.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Cheryl Cole joins Antonio “L.A.” Reid and Simon Cowell on “The X Factor” judges panel

British pop superstar Cheryl Cole will join Antonio “L.A.” Reid and Simon Cowell as a judge on The X Factor, the highly anticipated singing competition series debuting this fall on FOX. Cole, who has sat alongside Cowell as a judge on the U.K. version of “The X Factor” for three years, is a multi-platinum-selling solo artist and a member of Girls Aloud, one of the U.K.’s most successful female vocal groups of all time. Cole will join Cowell, Reid and an additional judge (to be announced) as they travel to The X Factor audition cities searching for the next global superstar or breakout music group.

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Confirmed: Paula Abdul on X-Factor judges shortlist

Simon Cowell has confirmed that his former fellow American Idol judge, Paula Abdul, is on the shortlist of judges for his upcoming Fox show The X-Factor:

“We’ve taken it down to a smaller group of people and [Abdul’s] in that panel…But, you know, it’s more than me who makes the decision.”

Cowell also […]

Report: Jennifer Lopez joining American Idol judges panel + Offer also out to Steven Tyler

With Ellen DeGeneres out, there’s a new report that singer/actress Jennifer Lopez will join the judges panel for the 10th season of American Idol. Deadline reports:

We hear her [Lopez] manager Benny Medina (whom she once fired) orchestrated the meeting with the American Idol producers a month ago, and negotiations have been ongoing […]

Simon Cowell replacement could be Chris Isaak

THR is reporting that Fox has met twice with singer Chris Isaak about  replacing Simon Cowell as one of the judges on American Idol. The site adds that the new judge is expected to join the audition roadshow by early September.

Isaak, in addition to penning hit songs like 1989’s “Wicked Game,” […]

The X Factor Will Premiere on FOX in 2011; Simon Cowell Leaving American Idol After This Season

FOX has picked up the US rights to The X Factor and will premiere the show in the fall of 2011. Additionally, American Idol judge Simon Cowell — who will be a judge on The X Factor — announced that the upcoming season of American Idol (premiering tomorrow night) will be his last.  The full press release follows after the jump.

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Fox Expected To Order More Idol; With Or Without Simon Cowell

Irrespective of what occurs with their out-in-the-open negotiating with the popular American Idol judge Simon Cowell, the network has reportedly decided that they’ll be renewing the hit reality series for at least three more years.

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