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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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Britney    

There comes a time in your life when even money can't buy you happiness....

787 days ago
2.

campy    

How big could she really smile? She was a farting machine while on meth. Even her bodyguards say so.

787 days ago
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taz    

This has got train wreck written all over it. A non-functioning has-been and a junkie with an attitude. Great TV.

787 days ago
4.

My Big Salami    

Their ratings were already in the tank. Now with Brit on the show its a guaranteed flop!...Put the words CANCELLD next to this show!

787 days ago
5.

Jen    

Leave her alone, she looks fine. Stop trying to 'create' more drame around this poor broken soul.

787 days ago
6.

KicksandGiggles    

Hell, For $15 million, the corners of her mouth should be touching!!

787 days ago
7.

Kevin    

Britney's gonna crack under the pressure in the live shows, I predict. Gonna be two frail young emotional wrecks of women by the end.

787 days ago
8.

Be a little inappropriate~    

Oh tmz is pressed, who the **** is shocked? she looks amazing and there's a ton of pics of her smiling. I don't know why I bother with this failure of a site, I'm out.

787 days ago
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amazinglybored    

Best wishes to her being able to handle this. Oddly enough I might actually watch an episode or two to see how she does.

787 days ago
10.

stu    

Period day!

787 days ago
11.

JayTee    

x factor rating are going to drop like crazy after about the first two episodes

787 days ago
12.

George    

WTF??? She was smiling ALL THE TIME.

787 days ago
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taz    

Just now got the video to work. Yikes! That was the most awkward few moments. What is Simon thinking with this casting? People will tune in at first to see Britney caught like a deer in the headlights but they will soon turn away when they have to hear her try to form coherent words.

787 days ago
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Emilio    

Jlo ears more for American Idol

787 days ago
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Throwback kid    

Britney is a high school dropout who comes across as mildly retarded, can she handle a job like this?

787 days ago
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