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Britney to 'X Factor'

I Quit, Y'all!!!

1/10/2013 6:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Britney Spears
will NOT be a judge on "X Factor" next season -- and it's entirely her doing ... TMZ has learned.
 
We have unimpeachable sources who tell us Britney loves the show but wants to focus on her music ... which she is doing right now.  Britney is in the studio recording her 8th album, with some help from Will.i.am and producer Hit-Boy, the brains behind Kanye and Jay-Z's "N****s in Paris."

One of our sources tells us ... "Britney loves Simon, she likes Demi Lovato but her thing is music."

We're told after she completes the album, Britney is seriously considering going on tour again.

Walking away from $15 mil ...Yeah, she's that rich.

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151.

OICU4455    

She makes millions more on tour and works a lot fewer hours. It got people talking about her again and that's seems to be the reason all this "Judge Hopping" is going on these days. It keeps them relevant. Look what Idol did for J-low and Steven Tyler. Both were fading till they judged the show, now their back in 'Pop Culture."

588 days ago
152.

Sxxssst    

Her face isn't made for live TV. Love her, but she never really got off the ground being a mentor.

588 days ago
153.

susanherna    

No big loss! AMAZING!

588 days ago
154.

VimalaNowlis    

She looked like a sour puss duriing the entire season. She will not be missed.
And what's with Demi's makeup? Someone applied her makup with a spetula and her eyebrows were cut from thick black felt. How could anyone think a harsh carnaval mask is anywhere near beautiful?

588 days ago
155.

YouDontSay    

Good for her!!

588 days ago
156.

PENNY    

she needs to give it up or target a more older mature audience. she looks like an idiot singing teeny boper music and she looks old

588 days ago
157.

Iris Myandowski    

Rumor mill was she wasnt pulling the numbers in they wanted, and when it came time to renew she was told they'd renew if she took a 50% pay cut

588 days ago
158.

small asian penis    

Good for her, that was a stupid way to spend her time. She is talented enough to do her own projects. Obviously money isn't an issue...

588 days ago
159.

jelly    

Seems like idol is a lot of work. Sitting through all of the auditions all summer.

588 days ago
160.

customcalendars4u2    

It's not what she walked away from,it's what she walked away with! They wasted perfectly good money by hiring all these overpaid overpriced celebrities to judge talent when they have none.

588 days ago
161.

jelly    

Wrong show. Oops

588 days ago
162.

J. CRUMP    

I really didn't think she liked the show that much anyway, maybe if she wasn't sitting as a judge it would have been different.

588 days ago
163.

Jo     

Trust me, she was canned. This is a cover story to contain damage to both her ans Simon. This way he doesn't have to admit hiring her was a mistake (boring judge and brain dead) and it keeps her from being tabloid foder for the next 6 months because of being axed. Face it her career couldn't take another hit !!!

588 days ago
164.

homo     

who cares x sucks simon should go back to ai

588 days ago
165.

wyattspoppa    

Eh, I'm bored enough to comment on a rainy day, the show features a guy who's talented at the "love-to-hate-him" thing, a "singer" not exactly at the height of her career and a kid who only cut her first album 4 years ago...What is she, 19 and judging a talent show? ! Spears giving up a weekly show as big as X might be a mistake, her "legion" of fans aren't 14 any more and probably don't care for her bubble-gum pop music in College.

588 days ago
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