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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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31.

DaveT    

Haha I remember when Justin was just a young kid making fun little vids on youtube.
Me and a few others were telling him he had raw talent and would be really famous someday, just stick to it.
There were soooo many haters making comments, do-nothings who couldn't stand the idea of him making it.
...."he's a little f-g!"...."stupid que-r!"...."little fairy boy!"...."so gay!"...
So...um...where is Justin today?
And where are all those haters?
Yeah...Justin is fulfilling his goals and one of the most famous people in the world.
The haters....are still on youtube 5 years later telling people they're f-gs and will never go anywhere in life :D

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32.

Steviecat    

" but good luck doing better than ieber."

???? You're kidding, right?

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33.

Tomo Alejandro    

I'm sure Britney can pull in Nicki or Ke$ha or even Will.I.Am for her.

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34.

Truth    

If you morons would stop watching this crap it would go away.

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35.

John    

What? Is this a joke? Was Flava Flav not available? Sounds like they're scrapping the bottom of the barrel for talent.

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36.

Jordan    

What is Beibers price tag 20 million?

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37.

Nancy    

Really???Now we are letting pimple faced, teeny boppers become mentors. I'd rather read a comic book.

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38.

SheisHot    

What a gay little ass clown.

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39.

good as gold    

How about giving the act that wins $20 million instead of Bieber who doesn't need the money anyway?

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40.

Harlin's Garage    

I'm about tired of all this American Karioke....

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41.

monique    

celebrity mentor? shouldn't the mentor have more talent then the contestant?

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42.

ithoughtitwasgum    

i would do anal for justin

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43.

Ronald Jensen    

This is great. Now the Obama reelection team will have a spokesperson on the X-Factor.

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44.

King of TMZ    

Simon just wants attention and brings about people he thinks will bring up that attention for him... Beiber is Simon's attempt to attract the tweeny & Twitter crowds... LOL

Maybe you should also invite Kim Kardashian to be a celebrity Judge am sure all the crying and drama will bring up ratings... lol

Still your only chance of a good show aka Cheryl Cole was gone by your very own hands Simon Coocoo Cowell

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45.

xfile71070    

a 12 year old with no talent as a mentor ??

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