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Simon Cowell

Brit's Officially On Board!!

(... Demi Too)

5/14/2012 1:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Simon Cowell twitter photo with Britney Spears, L.A. Reid & Demi Lovato
Simon Cowell finally announced what we all knew was coming ... Britney Spears is joining "X Factor" ... and so is some other girl.

Cowell just tweeted a photo of himself with Britney, L.A. Reid and the show's 4th judge Demi Lovato (pictured hovering awkwardly over Simon's shoulder).

Simon included a message with the pic -- "Can't believe it's finally happened. Very exciting!"

FOX just made the announcement at the Upfronts in NYC -- where advertisers vie for commercial airtime on TV shows "up front" ... several months before the shows actually premiere.

As we reported, negotiations between Britney and "X Factor" honchos went right down to the wire. Britney's conservators -- her fiance Jason Trawick and her dad Jamie Spears -- signed the $15 million deal on her behalf.

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Demi signed her deal immediately before Upfronts as well. It's unclear how much she's getting paid ... but it's fair to assume her paycheck's gonna weigh a lot less than Britney's.

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46.

Boo    

Two geriatric males with two young women(one is a teen), it's more like the Ick factor.

895 days ago
47.

DaveT    

There's more than one person in the world named Demi?

895 days ago
48.

Unbelievable    

So disappoint! I love Simon but he screwed this one up! I really enjoyed last season but have no wish to see Brit or Demi. Bring back Paula and Nichole!!!!

895 days ago
49.

Okay    

Not watching
Demi Lovato
Simmon really screwed this one up

895 days ago
50.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

This is the best they could do? This is just fking sad.

895 days ago
51.

BadCoworkers.com    

Britney is gonna say, "Hi! Yall, Im gonna make love to my hand".

895 days ago
52.

I'mAngelandUrEvil    

There's a lot of crabs in this site !!! Who cares if you don't watch?? Tell me, you are all ****ing moron!

895 days ago
53.

CriticXtreme    

Demi's so fine and it's about time, Britney woke up (like Pax Prentiss) and smelled the true drug, $$$money$$$!

895 days ago
54.

christy    

hope they put in her contract NO GUM! that crazy B!tch is alway chomping on gum like a kid.

895 days ago
55.

Seldombinlaid    

Simon, all your taste is in your mouth. This has failure written all over it. Bring Paula back, and who is Demi? American Idol is running all over this show. I liked it last year except for that other girl. Her name wasn't even important enough for me to remember.

895 days ago
56.

markei    

omfg, everybody here still lives in 2007, Britney's gonna get used to this and is gonna be fine and with her experience she's gonna be a perfect judge

895 days ago
57.

MariDM    

Be nice TMZ....Demi IS a rising star!! You go girl!!

895 days ago
58.

Jeremy LePrieur    

Wow! I love the edgy way the author annonymously disses Demi. Its as if a self acknowledged zilch thought it would be funny to get on their soap box shout uninformed nonsense. Keep it up!

895 days ago
59.

kim is a publicity whore    

it really bothers me that britney couldnt sign for herself. shes 30 years old!!!!! so sad.

895 days ago
60.

RomeoMyers    

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895 days ago
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