Simon Cowell now has another seat to fill on "The X Factor" as Britney Spears has officially quit the show.
In a statement, the 31-year-old singer confirms the widespread reports that she's leaving the Fox singing competition after judging for one season. Her exit follows judge L.A. Reid's departure late last year.
We're starting to feel bad for the singers auditioning on tonight's season 2 premiere of "The X Factor," because they're already irrelevant.
Judging from the laser-focus on the pop star's arrival as a new judge, "X Factor" is now Britney's show, and everyone else is just appearing on it.
Kim Kardashian has gone from "the girl in that sex tape" to reality TV queen and style icon, but there's one pop star who isn't attempting to emulate her.
Britney Spears tells Elle magazine in its October issue that her personal style is focused more on comfort than Kardashian-esque sultriness.
An earlier promo of Britney Spears on "The X Factor" seemed to hint that the new judge has some of Simon Cowell's biting criticism in her, but a new clip shows a different side to the pop star.
In July, we watched spliced-together footage of Spears at the judges' table, telling one contestant that they were "very predictable," and another, "you definitely don't have the 'X Factor.'"
Britney Spears is refuting reports that suggest she walked off "The X Factor" set after a contestant performed a pitchy version of her hit "Hold It Against Me."
"#Britneywalksoff??? LOL was just taking a little break people. I am having the BEST time!!!" the singer tweeted on Thursday.
Prior to her clarification, Spears wrote, "Texas has a lot of talent – seriously! Loving @TheXFactorUSA auditions so far..."
The speculation surrounding Britney Spears' rumored "X Factor" deal continued Thursday as reports suggest that the pop star has signed a contract to officially be a judge on the reality competition.
According to E!, Spears is set to join season 1 holdovers Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid when "The X Factor" returns to Fox in the fall.
The site reports that the pop star signed a deal this week to get $15 million for one season. A source tells E! that there's been "a lot of back and forth over the past few weeks as they negotiated small details, but she's on. It's all completed and Britney is beyond excited."
Our daily cheat-sheet for breaking celebrity news, Hollywood buzz and your pop-culture obsessions.
Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.
Join 7,778 other followers