Britney on 'X Factor': This time, she plays nice
August 30th, 2012
11:56 AM ET

Britney on 'X Factor': This time, she plays nice

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.'"

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Nicole Scherzinger to judge 'X Factor' in the U.K.
June 15th, 2012
02:51 PM ET

Nicole Scherzinger to judge 'X Factor' in the U.K.

Nicole Scherzinger was axed from Simon Cowell's U.S. version of "The X Factor" after one season, but the singer is now going to give "X Factor"  judging a go on the U.K. edition.

The 33-year-old singer/actress, who has been a guest judge on the program before, will join Tulisa, Louis Walsh and Gary Barlow when "X Factor"  returns across the pond later this summer.

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Report: Britney Spears signs on for 'X Factor'
May 10th, 2012
10:53 AM ET

Report: Britney Spears signs on for 'X Factor'

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."

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Could Miley, Demi or Avril become an 'X Factor' judge?
May 2nd, 2012
11:37 AM ET

Could Miley, Demi or Avril become an 'X Factor' judge?

We know that Simon Cowell is looking for a few good women to join his "X Factor" judges' table, and there's a fresh batch of rumored names being added to the mix.

According to reports, the reality show king is said to be eyeing Avril Lavigne, Miley Cyrus, Gwen Stefani and Demi Lovato for one of the open judging positions, in addition to also reportedly trying to seal a deal with Britney Spears.

E! reports that Cyrus is among the stars in consideration to join Cowell and L.A. Reid on the star-studded panel, but a source tells the site that she hasn’t received an official offer.

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Jennifer Hudson's advice to Rachel Crow
March 15th, 2012
04:58 PM ET

Jennifer Hudson's advice to Rachel Crow

Former "X Factor" contestant Rachel Crow recently ran into another famous singing competition alum, Jennifer Hudson, and the teen rising star said Hudson offered her a little advice.

According to MTV News, the former “American Idol” contestant advised Crow to “just be herself.”

Fourteen-year-old Crow says those words were invaluable as she works to establish herself post- “Factor,” and so far she’s doing pretty well.

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Britney Spears to judge 'X Factor'?
March 9th, 2012
10:03 AM ET

Britney Spears to judge 'X Factor'?

Britney Spears is one of the stars consistently mentioned whenever gossip about "The X Factor" begins to spread, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, Spears could be close to sealing a deal to judge.

Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid have said that they're likely going to add two women to the "X Factor's" judging panel, now that Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul are off the show.

Spears, along with Katy Perry, LeAnn Rimes and Janet Jackson, has been part of the circling rumors about who could potentially fill the empty spots since "The X Factor's" shake-up in January.

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Filed under: Britney Spears • television • X Factor
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