Britney Spears exits 'The X Factor'
January 11th, 2013
03:39 PM ET

Britney Spears exits 'The X Factor'

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.

According to a rep for Spears, the move was her choice and the network has been informed.

"I've made the very difficult decision not to return for another season," Spears says in her statement. "I had an incredible time doing the show and I love the other judges and I am so proud of my teens, but it's time for me to get back in the studio."

Cowell brought on Spears and Demi Lovato last spring to replace judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, who were let go from the show after it concluded its first season. It was rumored at the time that Spears commanded a $15 million payday.

So although she hinted to CNN in November that she would "definitely" be back for "X Factor's" already-ordered third season, Spears has decided she'd rather be performing.

"Watching them all do their thing up on that stage every week made me miss performing so much!" Spears said in her statement. "I can't wait to get back out there and do what I love most."

A source close to Spears tells CNN that she might be "getting back out there" in Sin City, as she's "very interested in a Vegas residency, and is in serious talks with one of the major casino groups."

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    April 19, 2013 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  2. BrittBlows

    Dude... after watching this chick live on television – her mannerisms, her demeanor, her quirky litte facial gestures,...etc.... there is no doubt in my mind whatsoever that she is a complete psycho. There isn't enough money on the planet that can keep a guy locked in with this nutball.

    Trust me when I say this – and you can write it down – she'll fall out of everything soon enough...........

    January 20, 2013 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  3. Be Careful when you open these websites

    they cause worms....thanks all have a great weekend!!!!!

    January 19, 2013 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
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    also confirmed out.

    January 19, 2013 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Elvis olivo

    Please help my daughter win this contest by clicking on this picture : at :

    January 19, 2013 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elvis olivo

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      January 19, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • dont open this it attempted to attack my computer...

      my computer room took care of it..thanks!!!!

      January 19, 2013 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Can I see it?


    January 15, 2013 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
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    January 14, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. moon627

    good riddance to Britney ! She was useless as a judge and so is Demi so she needs to go too ! Poor Simon. He needs to bring back Paula if he wants someone to spar with. Its embarrassing to see this old guy with these young girls. He should have stayed on IDOL with his original crew.

    January 14, 2013 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |

    spears can move that rear of hers thats for sure.

    January 14, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Whoisthat

    Spears has no following anymore. She's the new Madonna. Plus x factor sucks.

    January 14, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Can i take a peek?


    January 14, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Rock's penls

    Brit, yo, I need some help putting up my TV antenna on my trailer

    January 14, 2013 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  13. what am i wearing


    January 14, 2013 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  14. PLEASE, bring Jennifer Lopez back she is Priceless!!!

    Jennifer Lopez was the hottest and most beautiful judge and she should back to tv as a judge, again. This year my family and I are not watching any reality show anymore, we miss Jennifer Lopez.

    January 14, 2013 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  15. Mr. Jelly D.

    face fall award. thanks.

    January 14, 2013 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  16. Rodney in Dallas

    Spears looked like a useless Barbie on the show. Never had anything important to say and was so unbelievably fake. I'm glad she's leaving. I like her music but she is way too shallow to be a judge.

    January 14, 2013 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  17. Head of Medical said


    January 14, 2013 at 6:42 am | Report abuse |
  18. Oprah nailed it.

    her golden globe performance stunk–she didn't take her pills today.

    January 13, 2013 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  19. RoundHouse Photos

    speak of her to all now.

    January 13, 2013 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  20. tell all.


    January 13, 2013 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  21. angela whalen

    Alvarez..You really seem to be hung up on stink nuggets..poop..turds...stop looking in the mirror and comment with some intelligence if possible.

    January 13, 2013 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  22. angela whalen

    Alvarez..You really seem to be hung up on stink nuggets..poop..turds...stop looking in the mirror and comment with some intelligenge if possible.

    January 13, 2013 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Britney is 100% percent woman

    she's a rare talent that men go crazy for and she should be proud of that she's not a bore.
    no attention required.

    January 13, 2013 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Britney is ugly inside and out...

      I am glad she is leaving this show, so should that Kardashian woman leave the show as well. Two annoying and ugly looking , jake boobs, hair color and all is fake . Britney and K Kardashian are useless.

      January 14, 2013 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  24. eva longoria is sooooooooo

    pretty and perfect...

    January 13, 2013 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  25. forty four is not young...

    we all know how old she is that's why everyone laughs at her...baaaaawaaaaaahaaaaaa

    January 13, 2013 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Britney is amazing...

    aging well, still can dance, ambitious, popular with the men.

    January 13, 2013 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  27. eva longoria

    looks perfect this always...

    January 13, 2013 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  28. this is a blog people that's all it is.


    January 13, 2013 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  29. if you don't care then why mention the same

    thing over and over again–you date don't you? lol

    January 13, 2013 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Where's Tony?

    Gotta make sure i go say hi this week.

    January 13, 2013 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  31. who cares

    You know what who cares i dont lol

    January 13, 2013 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  32. What lamont?and lamonts friend

    brit is white n talented. She is blessed.

    January 13, 2013 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  33. i can still do that..but it looks better when your thinner..


    January 13, 2013 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  34. see the difference between YOU and Brit...


    January 13, 2013 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Hollywood

    Gee wiz. My world is coming to an end...

    January 13, 2013 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Britney

    Thats right max i am still a hottie fn hot to be more precise! brian you may go ahead and cut off all of your appendages just not your joy toy save that for me you hot monster!!! all my love britney.

    January 13, 2013 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Constantine19901662

      Your so weird britney and your sure as hell are anything but a hottie:/

      January 13, 2013 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Constantine19901662

      Britney, if you really wana hear just how much of a semi-perfect celebrity, model, singer, and dancer you truly are, check out some of the comments that people are saying about you under the article: Spears, Trawick call off engagement. Its got YOU writtin all
      over it, lol!!!

      January 13, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • the real britney-photo above

      would never make a stupid comment like that...she would likely be doing this....

      January 13, 2013 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Brit's

    is still a great dancer and her next tour will be a smash....she's back.

    January 13, 2013 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  38. funny.

    last night i noticed alot of kimmie wannabees...ha!

    January 13, 2013 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  39. Max2013

    she is still a hottie 🙂

    January 13, 2013 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  40. Sokman

    Bjork would be great on one of these shows. She would need an interpreter that can translate crazy though, & Simon might want a bodyguard between the two of them

    January 13, 2013 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
  41. Britney

    Brian thank you for your loyalty and support withovt people like you there wovld be no reason for a performer to do what they do! the thought of you taking a bullet for me or lopping off your foot or head for me brings goosebumps and tears to my eyes! i am humbled to say the very least! god bless you brian sincerely britney.

    January 12, 2013 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  42. empresstrudy

    X Factor: the irritable bowel syndrome of music.

    January 12, 2013 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Ahhh Sheit Midrauers

    It won't be hard to find someone more talented, more attractive, or a better mother to replace the overrated Britney. I hear Casey Anthony is available

    January 12, 2013 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Rat Wife 1

    sweet girl...go brit

    January 12, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  45. One Direction Margaret

    who cares

    January 12, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Narcissists

    She's a millionaire. She should throw in the towel and live off her money and enjoy her children. It's obvious she can't handle fame.

    January 12, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  47. one direction girl

    Wooohooo! britney spears was a really mean judge

    January 12, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  48. janz

    It will be their loss Britney! As you know, everyone likes to pick on you! That just means you are watched more than anyone else, and cared about so much. Reach for the future, and keep learning from mistakes. That is all any of us can do in order to succeed.

    January 12, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Rat Wife

    she was on drugs and was manipulated by a she's off drugs and fine

    January 12, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Bill

    All I have to say is she lost custody of her children to K-Fed. That tells you who she is.

    January 12, 2013 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  51. comment of the year...

    b-plug in couch

    January 12, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Britney

    I really appreciate some of the comments people have made on this blog! i am glad to know i still have some caring loyal fans and for that i am truly grateful! who ever thinks that i am to white needs to stfu! i am black on the inside and thats what really counts in the music biz. god bless

    January 12, 2013 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Constantine19901662

      What a creepy and weird ass smile you got there brit:/ lol!! Yea, keep up the good work alright:/

      January 12, 2013 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      Britney I am your biggest fan and I thank you for taking the time to express yourself to the fans on here. I would take a bullet or lose a toe for you

      January 12, 2013 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  53. Thank you

    fell in...12pm

    January 12, 2013 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  54. Gaga is black


    January 12, 2013 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  55. Lamont's Friend

    Lamont is too black.

    January 12, 2013 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  56. number 1 for life - mmmmmmmmmmm

    what can we say about britney...she does not have the greatest voice but she can dance and has a wonderful life
    she doesn't need simon. she's much more powerful then simon...

    January 12, 2013 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  57. Her guy is the best...

    she has her whole life ahead of her...

    January 12, 2013 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  58. Britney is number 1

    and knows how to keep a wonderful man..she is an icon in the industry. gaga sucks.

    January 12, 2013 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |


    January 12, 2013 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |

    WHO? .......

    January 12, 2013 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  61. i love you brit!

    your my idol and your number 1 in my book–

    January 12, 2013 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
  62. can you imagine a guy who you are just dating...

    say he will not see others and wants to see how it goes with me? boy am i lucky and so is brit.

    January 12, 2013 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  63. can you imagine a guy who you are just dating...

    say he will not see others and wants to see how it goes with me? boy and i lucky and so is brit.

    January 12, 2013 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
  64. Britney and GaGa

    possible tour together?–no way...Britney is at a higher level then Gaga-Gaga is trash

    January 12, 2013 at 6:38 am | Report abuse |
  65. this one took only 10 minutes....


    January 12, 2013 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
  66. Pictures Pictures Pictures...

    See you on tour Brit-yay....

    January 12, 2013 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
  67. go brit go!!!!!!

    get back on stage girl...where you belong!!!!

    January 12, 2013 at 6:34 am | Report abuse |
  68. Britney and Kim Kardashian should be friends....

    Kim is a sweet person she's perfect to guide Britney.

    January 12, 2013 at 6:32 am | Report abuse |
    • please do not insult my intelligence,.Kim is useless...

      that useless woman and her boyfriend are the two more disgusting people on earth.

      January 14, 2013 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  69. papercut?

    get a band aid like the rest of us did this week.

    January 12, 2013 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |
  70. cant stand

    women who cry for attention...hate them. not britney she's number 1(photo above)

    January 12, 2013 at 6:29 am | Report abuse |
  71. NUMBER 1 BRITNEY (photo above)



    January 12, 2013 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
  72. afatalpapercut

    That is really amazing.

    January 12, 2013 at 6:27 am | Report abuse |
  73. 100% a woman(picture above)

    she's not 0% like many woman today...she's still young and she can do it all just like kim kardashian.

    she has the best guy and he doesn't even look at other women when they go out...its amazing

    January 12, 2013 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
  74. Best of Luck Britney (picture above)

    Best of Luck Britney (picture above)

    Your number 1 in the fans eyes...i wish the best in your relationship, money and everything you wish for and why
    because your number 1 and will be number 1 in the fans eyes..good luck in 2013.

    January 12, 2013 at 6:23 am | Report abuse |
  75. Best of Luck Britney (picture above)

    Your number 1 in the fans eyes...i wish the best in your relationship, money and everything you wish for and why
    because your number 1 and will be number in the fans eyes..good luck in 2013.

    January 12, 2013 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
  76. Love Loyalty

    In Britney's case she has everything a women could ask for. man, money and incredible dance talent and there is no doubt in my mind she has something brewing in her career for this year.

    I wish Justin would have married Britney instead of that nagging beetch jessica biehl.

    January 12, 2013 at 6:19 am | Report abuse |
  77. then again..

    britney is not a nagging beetch...that has alot to do with it. guys stray if you do not leave them alone...
    in Jlo's case she deserved it from marc anthony.

    who wants to live with a nag 24 hours a day...not me...can't do....thats probably why he doesn't cheat.
    in jlo's case she deserved it.

    January 12, 2013 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |
  78. Loyalty

    to a woman is sooooo important and she has it from this guy....she's a great talent, funny and sweet.
    good luck on your next project.

    January 12, 2013 at 6:09 am | Report abuse |
  79. i love brit

    can you imagine a guy your only dating saying he will not see others and said we'll see how it goes.
    amazing. Britney has the same relationship and the boyfriend is perfect he does not rely on her to

    i do not see the issue..she only signed on for 1 season. keep you head up britney and and don't
    ever be lazylo.

    January 12, 2013 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
  80. Cheating On Brit--Never.

    that's why i love britney's relationship he reamins with 1 woman and he has his own funds..he doens't need her to survive.

    i am so lucky myself..even with who i'm dating he said he will remain loyal to me because i deserve it.

    January 12, 2013 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
  81. Nope he doesn't go with other women on her..........

    brit's boyfriend is the best!!!!! she still has ton of offers and why not the girl can dance..and she is sooo

    January 12, 2013 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
  82. i loooooove her boyfriend...

    i am so happy she found a guy who really cares about her

    January 12, 2013 at 5:58 am | Report abuse |
  83. Brithney is soooooooooooooooooo

    beautiful and she looks amazing...not like some of the young pigs out there who look awful.

    she looks perfect as a young woman

    January 12, 2013 at 5:58 am | Report abuse |
  84. the boyfriend doesn't have to depend

    on a lazylo...they have the perfect relationships and she will be back to work in no time.

    she actually works.

    January 12, 2013 at 5:56 am | Report abuse |
  85. Brit's boyfriend is soooooooooo

    loyal and he has his own money...perfect...she's going to tour and preparing for a new cd.

    she's not a lazylo that's for sure

    January 12, 2013 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |
  86. the man doesn't cheat

    and she has finances...she's doing better then you.

    January 12, 2013 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
  87. Brenda

    She is having a rough job, no will she cope? Hooowwww? Leave Britney alone!! arrrggghhhh oh she will be clippers, prob

    January 12, 2013 at 5:27 am | Report abuse |
  88. alumette

    Seems like Britney needs to stay away from having to express anything....verbally. She appears, uneducated, shallow, easily agitated and silly. Oops, that's what she is.

    January 11, 2013 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  89. joyce

    i m not a fan of your show i m a fan of america s got talent was a fan of american idol until steven tyler left and j lopez left not huge fan anymore now i defintely watch The VOICE huge blake shelton and adam levine fan thats one i will always watch

    January 11, 2013 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  90. got britt at 9:57

    everybody go out and play..

    January 11, 2013 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  91. leslie

    Oh geeeez she was boring! Good riddens!

    January 11, 2013 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Shalanta

    Good luck brittney!

    January 11, 2013 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Angel03

    She was way better and kinder than Demi..Demi was rude and not that talented..

    January 11, 2013 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Jeff

    Great, more digitized music from Spears.... We need more people that actually sing the songs. Gimme Amy Lee – Evanesence !!!!

    January 11, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  95. britney will be fine...

    she's been working on a long time cd project. hopefully it will be out soon.

    January 11, 2013 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Steve D

    I wish her the best of luck, but really hope the program gets its act together and hires someone who can really judge talent effectively. She was only hired to bring people to the show who tuned in to see what she was doing. They absolutely did not tune in to see her great job in critiquing talent...which is what the show needs now.

    January 11, 2013 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Chip Douglas

    She was some good eye candy tho. Could go get JLO. Or bring back Nicole–now there was some eye candy!

    January 11, 2013 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  98. What lamont?

    Why is she too white?

    January 11, 2013 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Like i care

    Sooo happy she is heading back to what she loooves

    January 11, 2013 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  100. jameson

    Obviously you do! You took the time to read the article and comments MORON

    January 11, 2013 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  101. charles brandt

    Who cares

    January 11, 2013 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Robust

    She was pathetic! No idea what she was doing. Just sitting in there telling everybody: I think you are AMAZING!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!.....

    January 11, 2013 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Margaret 1

    she was only signed on for 1 season. who cares

    January 11, 2013 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  104. mollieball1

    Reblogged this on tygasworld.

    January 11, 2013 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Lamont

    I knew this would happen. She is just too white.

    January 11, 2013 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |

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