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Britney Spears-

New York Bound For 'X-Factor'

5/12/2012 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Britney Spears is set to make a big splash Monday by personally appearing at the FOX Upfronts in New York City for the announcement that she will be joining  "X Factor."

As we reported, as of Friday AM the deal was NOT signed, contrary to various reports.  There were some fairly minor issues that still needed resolving and both sides were hoping to finalize it by end of day Friday or over the weekend.

Britney will not sign the deal because she's under a conservatorship -- Co-conservators Jamie Spears and Jason Trawick will do the honors.

Our sources say ... Britney and FOX both think a personal appearance is essential in creating buzz for the show.

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16.

Krispy Krentcil    

So someone who can't even sign off on their own business deals is going to be in judgement of others...

896 days ago
17.

northern gypsy    

lets connect the dots...if you can't even make your own legal/financial decisions...you are in no position to judge !!! get it simmon cowell ??? don't get me started on her dad & boyfriend !!!

896 days ago
18.

zelda    

Britney has become a puppet. Such a sad life. No control and you do as the conservators say. Sad Sad Sad.

896 days ago
19.

Cheryl A.    

I think that the strain of doing television once a week, every week could mess with her mental capablilities.

896 days ago
20.

nof    

One of the great all-time emotional comebacks.


-Here in Hollywood.


-Britney proved.


-One can take MAJOR hits/attacks -


-Without falling.


Major props, as well:


To her_family and entertainment_people.


-For circling-the-wagons.


A veritable "How To"


On cir***venting knock-outs and/or tragedy.

896 days ago
21.

nof    

nof p.s.


There are tons-a-creeps/vultures in L.A., sister.


Know this before packing your bags/heading west.


They all come at you with open arms.


-big smiles.


Professing earnestness -


Vultures are marked by uber-Sincerity.


They're dangerous.


Can take-us-out.


A dagger-at-a-time.


Britney'll be great on X-Factor - just awesome.


Brilliant move on Simon Cowell's part.

896 days ago
22.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

They should have a show called "How Many Anti-Psychotic Drugs is Britney On?" We get to see her pee in a cup, and then follow the chain of custody to the lab, and then watch as the lab technicians do the drug screening, and reveal the number just before the end of the episode! I'd watch that show.... I'm personally guessing she's on at least 8 different medications just to minimally function as she is....

896 days ago
23.

nof    

last of it p.s.


-Britney hire +


X-Factor re-tweak =


End-of-the-line -


- for AMERICAN IDOL.


It's over as of Britney.

896 days ago
24.

Joan K    

You can look at her and see she is a basket case and it wouldn't take much to send her over the edge. Simon you are an idiot if you think that this is going to work.

896 days ago
25.

Maggie    

Nice to see that her lover.....ah......father.......ah......caretaker got her a job.

896 days ago
26.

Pondscum    

That show has one, maybe two seasons left...they are trying ANYTHING they can to breathe life back into it....Smells like, Desperation to me!!!

896 days ago
27.

cochino    

those who have no talent, judge

896 days ago
28.

Aurora    

I'm excited for Brit! Great opportunity for her! Regardless what some people think she has a lot of talent and she's a genuinely good person, which is rare in Hollywood. Team Britney!! Xoxo

896 days ago
29.

Me    

I just dont get it. Britney Spears isnt a singer, she is a performer, who lipsincs, and relies on studio foolery.


Terrible choice. But X-Factor is clearly looking for a star power from where ever they can get it, to make the show survive.

896 days ago
30.

Hohan    

Dear America, What a disfunctional country you've allowed yourself to become. This ridiculous talentless woman is going to make $15 million tossing tortured bon mots at equally talentless singers. What the eff is wrong with you people. I've just spoken with the prime mlnister, we are no longer allowing any of you into Canada

896 days ago
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