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Kelly Rowland & Paulina Rubio

Signing on For

'The X Factor'

5/19/2013 1:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0519-kelly-rowland-paulina-rubio-tmz"The X Factor" is upping the sexy factor -- TMZ has learned Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio are signing on to be judges for next season. 

Sources connected to FOX tell TMZ the pair are in final negotiations to join the show ... with only minor details left to be hammered out before they sign on. 

We're told the deals will be done in the next few days, possibly as early as tomorrow.

Rowland and Rubio would be replacing Britney Spears and L.A. Reid ... and joining returning judges Demi Lovato and (of course) Simon Cowell.

A rep for Fox had no comment.

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16.

rey    

pfff

521 days ago
17.

Hypnautica    

Kelly is a big star, people. I prefer her singing over Beyonce or whoever.

521 days ago
18.

tgrfan42069    

oh look another singing show that is more about the judges than the competition.

521 days ago
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Truth is    

Sign on only to get fired...makes a lot of sense

521 days ago
20.

Dom The Mover    

fantastic, Awesome, completely unbel-uh who?

521 days ago
21.

Dumb Ass MiMi    

Perfect combination to draw a crowd! The show would be a irrelevant as a local community talent contest. Good news is that, Pepsi would have an a budget surplus, and the fat kids will get skinnier!


They should call the show the "whY?" factor!

521 days ago
22.

Ohhheidyyyy    

Paulina Rubio is already doing The Voice and The Voice kids in spanish how is this going to work?!!!!?

521 days ago
23.

where art thou common sense?    

Meh. Kelly is boring.

521 days ago
24.

cookie631    

You are all so childish. If you don't like the choice, don't watch the show. It seems obvious you have nothing better to do but try to make others feel bad about themselves in order to make your life seem better. There is professional help for you! Everyone has a right to earn a living! If you spent more time being positive you might just learn how to love yourselves.

521 days ago
25.

Truth    

WHO THE F*CK IS THIS LATINO CHIC??? THE OLDER VERSION OF SHAKIRA, MEHHHH... KELLY WAS ON XFACTOR UK. SHE STATED SHE HATED DOING THAT SHOW BACK THEN SO YALL KNOW COWELL PAID HER ASS OFF TO ACT HAPPY FOR THE US VERSION. NOT LIKE SHE HAS GREAT CAREER PROSPECTS AND IT IS EASY ASS MONEY. POINT BLANK!! #TRUTH!!

521 days ago
26.

mr.howell     

Uggg..I'm so sick of these awful shows!..with these sickening wanabes! as hosts!..see what 'American Idol' caused!..the ruination of regular TV!..

521 days ago
27.

Liz    

This show was DOA from the start, and getting a few new judges isn't going to revive it.

521 days ago
28.

Chelsie    

Of course kelly has great career prospects. She is a singer with a record contract and has an international footprint. Huge names do not make a show-- look at how britney turned out. How about waiting to see how they turn out. Truth of the mattr is that it doesn't matter who is on the panel if the show is not producing successful stars.

521 days ago
29.

mr.howell     

This Kelly person looks like a poor man's 'Donna Summer'..but without the talent 'Donna' had!..

521 days ago
30.

Zombie Whitney Houston    

How's the fake karaoke show even still on TV? That show is painfully scripted and over produced. Reminds me of a karaoke version of WWE. It's pretty much impossible to watch more than a minute or two without laughing and changing the channel.

521 days ago
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