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Britney Spears

Big 'X Factor' Announcement

5/14/2012 3:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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It's the biggest TV news in a long time -- Britney Spears officially signing on to judge the next season of "X Factor" for $15 MILLION -- but Brit looked nervous during the big announcement today.

Simon Cowell made the announcement moments ago at the Upfronts in New York -- publicly unveiling the two newest judges on "X Factor" ... Britney and Demi Lovato.

But unlike Demi, Britney sort of pulled a poker face when Simon called her name.

And when Britney briefly spoke, she sounded nervous, saying, "I am so excited about this whole experience. It's gonna be so much fun and so different from anything I've ever done and I'm ready to find the true star." Demi added, "I am totally stoked to be here!"

Yeah, we bet you are.

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Rex Shaw    

Chump change!
(•‿•)

857 days ago
17.

j    

really? She smiled through 80% of that video....one shot of her she wasn't smiling, she was listening to Simon....c'mon

857 days ago
18.

UNLEVINED HARVEY    

it is obvious the brit has been replaced by an android

857 days ago
19.

Zombie Whitney Houston    

Sure, she's making a ton of money but she's already rich as hell. Now she's judging a crappy karaoke show. Can't blame her for not smiling about it. These goofy amateur singing karaoke shows are places stars go to try and get their fading careers back.

857 days ago
20.

Flying Blind    

"One of the biggest stars on the planet" I want whatever that announcer is smoke'n.

857 days ago
21.

Selden83    

You cant really blame her. She was probably heavily medicated preventing her from properly displaying any type of emotion.... That or she is just doing it for the money and doesnt really care about the show.

857 days ago
22.

nickp91    

There's a little time before we'll know, but do you think she'll be a good judge?

857 days ago
23.

Meggie24    

Britney sounded nervous, Demi sounded immature, the audience sounded indifferent.

857 days ago
24.

Bellaca    

That's because she's HEAVILY medicated.

She's a dead horse being milked by her management. She has NO say in the whole thing.

857 days ago
25.

come on now    

Didn't Paula have to tell L.A. who Demi was a year ago , when that Drew song skyscrapper what is talking about?

857 days ago
26.

Ryan Macintyre    

Are you serious?!
She was laughing and smiling the entire time...what the hell were you guys watching?
She walked out strutting like she owned the place.

I have no doubt in the world britney can do this, and will kill it.

You guys are so full of hate, its ridiculous!

857 days ago
27.

Joan K    

She always looks so robotic, like she is on something and has to force herself to speak, ditzy.

857 days ago
28.

Carl    

I can see why they picked Britney. She really isn't that talented, but she will bring in the ratings. I have no idea why they thought Demi would be a good idea.

857 days ago
29.

the_truth_hurts    

wtf cares.....all these reality shows sux...

857 days ago
30.

bluzzone    

I think by having these two for judges is going to undermine any credibility this show might have left remaining. Simon is going to make this into a show for teenagers.

857 days ago
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