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Marc Anthony Signs up to Be a US X Factor Mentor

Marc AnthonyMarc Anthony has signed up to be a mentor on the US X Factor.

The Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter will be working alongside Simon Cowell on the talent show, helping the music mogul pick his finalists for his category, which is believed to be the groups.

This news comes just over a week after it was reveled that pop star Justin Bieber had also been enlisted as a mentor on the show. He was spotted at Simon's rival judge L.A. Reid's house helping him select the most talented acts from his category, rumored to be the over-25s.

Justin - who was signed to Island Def Jam by L.A. - wrote on Twitter, "Long day but great day. @LA_Reid @ScooterBraun just like old times! thanks (sic)"

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Britney Spears on Her Judging Style

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Demi Lovato and Britney SpearsBritney Spears is a "very subtle" X Factor judge.

The "Toxic" singer is having a "lot of fun" working on the program with fellow panelists Demi Lovato, Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid and tries to be constructive in her advice for the auditionees.

"So far everything has been so fun for all of us. Everything is like a new experience for me, so it's a lot of fun and the talent has been amazing. I feel like my judging style is very subtle. I try to use constructive criticism," she said in a new promo clip for the show.

Despite saying she is "subtle," Britney - who has been described as an "incredibly tough" judge - is seen in the video dispensing some harsh words to one contestant. "I wanna know who let you on stage," she told one hopeful.

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Christina Aguilera Praises ‘X Factor’ Judge Britney Spears

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Christina Aguilera Britney Spears

Christina Aguilera thinks that Britney Spears will be a "great" X Factor judge.

The "Fighter" hitmaker - who is also a coach on singing contest The Voice - wishes her former All-New Mickey Mouse Club co-star well in her new role on the rival talent search show. "I came up with Britney. Mickey Mouse Club, we were very close. Our paths have always crossed and they continue to cross. I welcome her to this family of fun and entertainment and finding new talent. I don't know what she's going to offer specifically, but I know she's a pro and she's going to give, I think, great advice."

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Pink Turned Down X Factor and American Idol

PinkPink turned down roles judging The X Factor, American Idol and The Voice.

The outspoken 32-year-old singer said she refused to take part in the reality TV shows since "you can't be honest" and thought the public would hate her if she voiced her true feelings because there is only room for one "Mr Nasty."

"I was offered The Voice in Australia plus American Idol and The X Factor. I said no because you can't be honest.'' People will hate you if you're honest. Simon Cowell is the only person who gets away with it because he's got an accent. And he's a man."

The "So What" hitmaker - who has 14-month-old daughter Willow with her husband Carey Grant - has also revealed that being a mother is proving far more emotional than she expected and confessed she cries "daily." She told Entertainment Tonight that she likes Carey to take the blame for their parenting mistakes, joking, "I'm a perfectionist, I cry daily! I'm glad though that the two things that have gone wrong were Dad's fault. The first time anything bad happened he was like, 'Oh, I'm so glad it was me!' I'm like, 'Me too! I'm going to cry anyway though.'"


Kelly Rowland’s X Factor Warning for Britney

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Kelly RowlandKelly Rowland has warned X Factor judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato that Simon Cowell will blame them if anything goes wrong.

The Destiny's Child hitmaker spent one season on the panel of the UK version of the show, and although she loved the experience, she admitted it can be tough.

"I'm excited for them. I'll let them know it's a lot of work. It is a lot of work, but it was definitely a great process. It is a lot of responsibility, and when you screw up or if you screw up, then everybody blames you. Simon included," she told MTV News.

However, Kelly loved having the opportunity to take part in finding the next big thing and thinks Britney and Demi will do a great job on the US series: "You might be running into the next big thing. Or, like for Britney, the next big her, or the next big Demi Lovato. I think that's really exciting for them, and they'll be a part of that, and they'll never forget that."


Britney Spears Blames Demi Lovato For Walk Off

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Britney SpearsBritney Spears has blamed Demi Lovato for her shock exit from The X Factor judging panel.

The 30-year-old singer walked away from her seat on the talent show this week when a drag queen attempted to sing her 1999 hit "(You Drive Me (Crazy)." However the star says that 19-year-old Demi was her reasoning behind, leaving only Simon Cowell to watch the rest of the audition.

"I was following her. I was taking her lead. She was like, 'Let's go,' and I was like, 'Okay.' It was our break anyway. It was dinner," she said.

"I felt really uncomfortable, and I had to walk away. He [thought] that [he did] such a good job, and I felt so bad. I laughed at first, but I felt really bad," Demi explained to a Fox network affiliate.

L.A. Reid also fled his seat and went to the backstage area during the recording. The 56-year-old music mogul explained, "Oh, my god, it was just horrible. He thought he was going through. He thought that the cheers were because he was doing such a great job, when the truth is he was horrific. We just couldn't take it anymore."


Khloe Kardashian to Host X Factor?

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Khloe KardashianKhloe Kardashian is being lined up to present The X Factor.

The 28-year-old star is one of a number of big names in the running to replace Steve Jones as the host of the pop star search show, including Kelly Osbourne, Mario Lopez and Stacy Keibler, with boss Simon Cowell keen to have one man and one woman take on the job.

"They're doing the auditions without a host so it's no big deal they don't have hosts right now. Simon really wants to take his time. The two person thing didn't work out the first time and he wants to make sure it works this time," a source said.

Nicole Scherzinger initially hosted the show alongside Steve, but then the "Poison" singer took Cheryl Cole's place on the judging panel after the British singer was given the boot. However, Nicole and fellow panelist Paula Abdul did not return for the second series and were replaced by Britney Spears and Demi Lovato.

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Britney Spears is a ‘Fearless’ X Factor Judge

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Britney Spears on 'The X Factor'Simon Cowell believes Britney Spears is a "fearless" X Factor judge.

The "Toxic" singer joined the judging panel of the show alongside Demi Lovato following Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger's exit after one series, and the music mogul claims Britney is excellent because she is not swayed by anyone else's opinion.

"Britney is fearless. She has no qualms about turning down a contestant. To get a, 'No' out of Paula, as you know, was like getting blood out of a stone because she didn't want to be unpopular. Britney will turn people down even if 4,000 people are going crazy about the contestant," he said.

Simon also praised Demi, who he finds often gangs up with Britney: "When the two of them get together and me and L.A. Reid want someone to go through, these two, they gang up. And that's what happens when you put two girls together!"

The second season of the The X Factor will premiere on September 12.


Demi Lovato Tired of Nagging Simon Cowell

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Demi Lovato with Simon Cowell and Britney SpearsDemi Lovato is tired of being nagged by Simon Cowell

The 19-year-old singer admits the X Factor chief tries to keep her and fellow panelists L.A. Reid and Britney Spears in line during filming of the talent search contest, but she isn't afraid to stand up to his bossiness.

"Simon's great, but he nags on me so much that I don't know if I can take it any longer. I'm a brat. I'm annoying. But I give it back to him," she said.

While Demi has clashed with Simon, she has made a firm friend in L.A., who says they will be best friends forever (BFFs): "Britney is such a massive star that it's slightly intimidating. She's really sweet, just really loving and charming, but she's intimidating because she's such a big star. [Demi] is like my BBF for life. BFFL. She's really too good to be so young."

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Britney Spears Shocked by Friend’s Audition

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Britney SpearsBritney Spears was left emotional when an old friend auditioned for The X Factor on Sunday.

The "Toxic" hitmaker was visibly moved when the man - whose identity has not been revealed - took to the stage at San Francisco's Oracle Arena but remained "calm and supportive" when he confessed to her that he is gay.

As the man stepped out, Britney exclaimed, "I know him. We did a duet together 10 years ago."

"You could see that Britney recognized him straight away. She got this huge smile on her face and her eyes lit up. It was so sweet," an onlooker said.

The hopeful than began to cry and confessed to the audience "I'm gay," before turning to address Britney. "At the time I didn't think I was worthy. I didn't think you thought it was OK that I am gay," he said.

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