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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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31.

Throwback kid    

I'm not mad at all, did Britney get her GED? if so good for her. Whether I am homeless or a rich philanthropist would not make a difference. The fact is Britney is a crazy moron who is slow and uneducated. Despite being in her mid 30's she needs to take drugs just to keep her from shaving her head. If you have a high opinion of her great! but most people think she is trailer park trash

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32.

jimi    

Demi who ?

838 days ago
33.

LaLaLand    

Britney never recovered from that whole psychotic episode she had and just doesn't seem passionate or comfortable in her skin anymore. I love her but honestly how can you judge someone's vocal ability if all you do is lip synch?

Demi Lovato comes with her own set of mental and self esteem issues and is not enough of a celebrity to make me watch. Really bad choices in my opinion.

838 days ago
34.

mannequin    

Demi spoke with sparkly grace and Britney spoke like a wooden board.

838 days ago
35.

Lol    

Lol, why don't you show more photos? and in HQ, not that printscreen junk, she was smilling all the time, that part was when simon was talking about her, really tmz?

838 days ago
36.

Nikos    

Haters gonna hate! You reportage is stupid.. Britney is smiling all the time look at the video -.-

838 days ago
37.

Sue    

Two talentless hacks judging wannabee music stars. Gotta tune in. NOT

BTW didn't Simon Cowell once say Brit Brit had no talent once when he was a judge on American Idol?

838 days ago
38.

Phoenix1    

And another reason NOT to tune in. The girl can't sing..and unless she is going to judge lip synching, she is a HORRIBLE choice for a judge. Not to mention she isnlt real bright.

838 days ago
39.

Manimal    

I don't know....to me Britney is already in has-been territory and Demi Lovato who?

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40.

bring back recent posts    

...ALL that Simon cares about is RATINGS!!!!!!!!...and people are going too watch, and the media will be printing and recording and typing about it..every single week...this is a ratings coup!..I don't think this is going too be good for either one of those girls...and it will show!...

838 days ago
41.

TheComedyCouple    

BREAKING NEWS: "X-Factor" Producers Make $15 Million Donation To Special Needs Woman

http://thecomedycouple.com/2012/05/09/breaking-x-factor-producers-make-15-million-donation-to-special-needs-woman/

838 days ago
42.

ashley    

why britney.. WHY?! have you EVERRR known a judge who is an A-LISTER being a judge... ever?! HELL NO! these are Z-LISTER JOBS! wtf?! britney is officially b-list now... w/ demi lavato! LMFAO. brit i LOVEDDDD you before this.. now i m on to the next girl who doesn't sell out and actually has a REAL CAREER. stupid move cracky!

838 days ago
43.

Sunset    

Perhaps she was nervous because the announcement that she will be hosting the X-Factor (with the cutting princess no less) is a reminder of her dead music career.

838 days ago
44.

gina    

They all look awkard together. Brit is always controlled by people so no suprise how she is in the promo for her show. The Voice has hotter coaches and talent oh and course better chemistry with each other. Sad how America appericates people with no tanlent like Brit and the others. I will stick with The Voice come the fall!!

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45.

Smarg    

Good luck with a bipolar manic depressive.

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