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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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46.

Jordan    

The Judges on the X Factor are as Obsolete as the Contestants and the Winners Still Nobody knows who they are!!!!!!!!!!

524 days ago
47.

LetsBeReAL    

Ummmmm... These two are like substitutes for Beyonce and Shakira. It's like X factor cousins get those two so they are settling for B list. I feel like I need to cast thing show. They have NO CLUE what they are doing over there. X factor should hang it up because it actually made itself less relevant than American idol and that's bad. Demi Lovato, yes. Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio?!? Um, no!

524 days ago
48.

Jordan    

X Factor and American Idol are Competing hard on the Fox Channel on which show will get Cancelled first? Both shows are Neck and Neck, and both are about as exciting as Tanning Moms New Video.

524 days ago
49.

red    

really? if britney didnt pull the ratings and she was supposed to be the big star, did simon really think these two are going to work? the show is going to be worse,I guess they sign paulina only to compete with shakira on the voice.
The only problem is that shakira is well known, unlike this girl who some ppl didnt even know.

524 days ago
50.

King of TMZ    

Paulina Rubio & Demi Levato?
HELL NO!
So not watching these washed up OMG spraying biatches

524 days ago
51.

Gloryg7    

Bring on Baby face or Tommy Matola or someone like that. Two washed out hasbeens aren't good judges for anything. This show will suck like A..I now

524 days ago
52.

Omar R.    

OMG!! I love Paulina Rubio

524 days ago
53.

TheEric    

They didn't think we'd be able to understand what Cheryl Cole was saying, but they expect us to understand whatever the **** comes out of the crazy, aggressive mouth of Paulina Rubio?

524 days ago
54.

Trey    

What are you guys talking about? This is a great move by Simon. Since none of you seem to know who these judges are, makes it all the better. Since now we are going to be focusing more on the talent than the judges themselves.

524 days ago
55.

OLiarbama Argo-Urself    

Kelly Rowland wants to have a child with me before marriage, but I keep telling her that I'm not that kind of boy. We just kiss and hold hands and kid each other all the time. It's so funny.

524 days ago
56.

rob    

Who? You would have thunk he would have gotten a better cast. Demi sucks! Kelly maybe! Paulina who? Sucks Whitney houston died because you could have used her to save this show. Hell he should stolen Randy!

524 days ago
57.

LCS27    

A lot of has been people for a has been show

524 days ago
58.

Jules    

Who are these people? Huh?

524 days ago
59.

Mustolo    

I remember when Kelly said she'd never do this show again. I wonder what changed her mind.. Maybe they did triple her pay after all. She's gonna bring so much energy to the show.. I'll actually tune in now that she's judging.

524 days ago
60.

SheisHot    

There are some nice nude shots of Paulina on the Internet. Hope she is ready to shake it for Simon.

524 days ago
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