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Kelly Rowland & Paulina Rubio

Signing on For

'The X Factor'

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

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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I don't know who this Paulina chick is, but I'm not going to be like the rest of you people and go "Who?" like f--king idiots. I wish them much success.

500 days ago


So glad that Kelly Rowland is coming back!! She's gonna bring so much energy to the show. They seemed to love her in the UK so I'm glad she's coming to the US.

Also, It's really sad that everyone around the world knows who Kelly Rowland is, but Americans don't. You guys need to wake the f**k up.

500 days ago


So glad to hear that Kelly Rowland is coming back. Idk who paulina is though...

500 days ago


That show turned out to be soooo lame

500 days ago


Yes!!!! Paulina Rubio is the most important mexican female singer of all the times! she has a base of fans all over the world that support her, so she can be an excellent judge <3 her so muchhh.... GOLDEN GIRL.

500 days ago


SNOOZE..More singers known more for being on reality show judges than successful artists. So much for going for no names or getting real record execs and A&R people who have personality and dont care about being liked. Rowland at least is proven as a judge on the UK X Factor while Rubio has done The Voice in Mexico. HO HUM...Simon will love the 3 women 1 guy scenario...basically the opposite of the Voice...claim it is so his ego of being with 3 women and staging the faux fights and hoping either for a catfight or for hte women joining in against him which will again put the spotlight...which by the way a producer being a judge also is a bit fishy

500 days ago


HAHAHAHA! Paulina Rubio is an A-1 bitch. She pimped slapped her assistant for booking her in coach and not first class. She just also recently kicked a photog in the cojones.

500 days ago


i love paurubio if this note is true she will be a wonderful judge

500 days ago


Paulina Rubio seems to be a good choice, she has been in the music business for a long time and she is well know in latin, american and european markets

500 days ago


I like the Kelly part but have no clue who the other person is.

500 days ago


why are all you people complaining about kelly and paulina..first of all simon cowell is focusing on chemistry between this year..not big names..and second of all hiring big names does not necessarily mean anything..mariah carey was on american idol and shes one of the biggest stars in the planet and the ratings for the show were still

500 days ago


This show blows! Maybe some day Simon Cowell will realize if anybody is gonna watch this show they'll have to call it American Idol and hire Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson, and drink out of Coca Cola glasses because Pepsi sucks!

500 days ago


This show isn't working... If it had been any other show, it would have been cancelled by now. Just call it a day already!

500 days ago


All these shows have lost their damn mind!!!

500 days ago


I THINK THIS is a great choice for the choice because last time they spent to much with britney and it DIDN'T pay off . Demi, Kelly and Paulina are cheaper for the show also i know most people don't know who Paulina is but what is important is her performance as a judge not her popularity just look at Britney, she is very famous but sucked as judge plus Paulina will appeal to the latin audience. i think both of them are a good choice.

500 days ago
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