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Justin Bieber

Tapped for 'X Factor'

8/28/2012 7:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0828_tmz_justin_bieber_xfactorSimon Cowell has a new enemy ... Justin Bieber -- 'cause the pop star has teamed up with rival "X Factor" judge L.A. Reid to become a celebrity mentor on the upcoming season of the show.

TMZ has learned ... Bieber agreed to be one of 4 celebrity mentors assigned to one of the 4 judges ... Simon, L.A., Britney Spears and Demi Lovato.

Bieber agreed to help out L.A.'s squad ... and yesterday, Justin went to a home in the Hollywood Hills to dish out some quality advice to the contestants.

It's unclear which celebrities have been tapped to help out the other judges -- but good luck doing better than Bieber.

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barnyardhumor    

Heard all the negative publicity about Kanye got him out of the running - thank God.

787 days ago
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Quinn    

What is Bieber going to say? Put your junk on youtube?

787 days ago
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moe l.    

hahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!

787 days ago
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magentapyramid    

"Better than Bieber"?? Am I missing something here?

787 days ago
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Jay W.     

Wow... I guess I'll have to tune in now.

787 days ago
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Diane     

What does this kid know about music? You just have to listen (if you can bear it) to anything he's put out to wonder!

787 days ago
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DaveT    

Justin will make an excellent mentor, he's the epitome of succeeding in your goals through self-will by teaching himself how to play instruments, how to sing, how to perform in front of people, and how to ignore the huge waves of negative hateful criticism from do-nothings and keep moving forward in his goals.

787 days ago
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kermit    

what walks like a Penguin!

787 days ago
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scoobie    

When AI first started, it was a great talent show but now X-Factor, AI and all the other talent shows are only about the judges. Get back to the talent......who cares about the judges

787 days ago
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good as gold    

Who wants to watch a show where the celebrity judges get about $60... million total and the contestants get squat except the winner? I'm sure Cowell makes another $25 million himself. How much money do these greedy people need? If some producer somewhere gets smart and has a show where the contestants get the bulk of the money with no-name judges then maybe I'll watch otherwise its the same as watching the first year or two of American idol.

787 days ago
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all about the money    

Ah yet ANOTHER reason to not watch X-Factor this season. Really don't need to see this kid telling others the magic of Auto-tune.

787 days ago
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Don Martin    

Seriously people why are you watching these stupid bubble gum amateur talent shows? All you get is judges acting like two year olds and arguing with each other. Bad acts hand picked by staff are the norm and idiots who have proclaimed themselves talent experts talk about how America votes while trying to influence the outcome. This is nothing but a cash cow for Simon with a worldfull of morons being lead around by their collective noises buying into it every week. Get a real life already!

787 days ago
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stu    

mentor on how to fix teen acne.
i'm gonna spank that little twink.

787 days ago
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787 days ago
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jokerchick    

such a little tulip

787 days ago
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