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L.A. Reid Leaving 'X Factor' After Season 2

L.A. Reid Leaving 'X Factor' After Season 2

L.A. Reid will not be returning to The X Factor for the show’s upcoming third season.

“I have the utmost respect for Simon Cowell,” the 56-year-old judge said (via THR). “He is the very best, and I have had the opportunity to learn so much from him. Working with him on X Factor has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I’m honored to have sat on the panel with such incredible talent.”

“Of course I will miss the show; In my opinion Simon attracts the best talent,” L.A. added. “But I’m looking forward to getting back to my core business and the responsibility of running Epic Records.”

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  • [~Fug Face Man!ston~]

    Not surprised and don’t care. All these shows are switching Judges like contestants.

  • Rose

    He needed to go… This show is too stagey. The Voice is way better.

  • xoray

    he was the only good judge who was unbiased. also demi needs to go because she fights way too much with simon and she lost all her contestants in the early rounds. they should get new people like norah jones or anyone else who can actually sing.

  • Asha

    That’s ok…the show definitely went downhill after the first season. They seem to think it is all about the judges and hosts. They need to focus on the talent.

  • Sunja

    Good. I wanted him to leave after the 1st season.

  • Tatum

    American Idol is the only show that finds real talent. The voice and x Factor are only about the judges. I can’t name one winner from the Voice or X Factor that has any real career or hit songs.

  • kiki

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  • Yeah…

    Tatum’s right. American Idol has produced Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Phillip Phillips, etc. The X-Factor and The Voice have who???

  • This show is a joke

    All these singing shows have become a joke because instead of being about the contestants, they’ve all become about the judges. It’s all about what show can get the most “popular” judges and what the judges will make. So over all of it. The only show I’ll watch is The Voice because at least that’s actually about the contestants.

  • JIM


  • thighmegatampon

    I guess I’m not that surprised. LA acted like such a sore loser bc he was assigned the older adults group. But he did bring more credibility to the show than if it was just Simon and 3 singers.

  • Whateva!

    They need to cancel all these stupid talent shows and hire some people to right a real tv show! I only watch local channels for news, Scandal, and Once Upon A Time, other than that I on the cable channels watching creative dramas.

  • Leira

    Good riddance.

  • toni

    These talent shows have become boring and regurgitated.
    I don’t see nor hear anyone that has that “it” factor to make it and I don’t feel like the judges are genuine at all.
    Half of these judges should not even be on these shows in the first place.

  • Whateva!

    Sorry, I meant write not right.

  • Teri

    yea in the early days, what about the other singers Ruben Studdard,Taylor Hicks,David Cook,Lee DeWyze,Scotty McCreery. They all won American Idol, sometimes its not only about winning and making it, its also about luck. I personally love The Voice , all the contestants have more talent than the winners on American Idol and they don’t drag as much, all the shows, the contestants are talented. And people from the voice do have record deals, they just aren’t idk publicised as much but for me its good, I hate when singers are overexposed

  • @Teri:

    In the early days? Phillip Phillips won in May, though I understand what you’re saying. Also, there’s a difference between overexposure and no exposure. The contestants on The Voice, talented as they may be, receive virtually no exposure beyond their respective seasons, because the show is more concerned about being a vehicle for the judges than the contestants and it has been since day one. Granted, Idol isn’t much better anymore (if at all), but the facts speak for themselves. Idol has at least produced hits and superstars. The most successful thing to come from The Voice is a plug for Aguilera and Levine’s “Moves Like Jagger.”

  • http://doug148(twitter) jeff


    hey don’t forget chris rene will be someday a big star and cher loyd …

  • Sam

    Everyone thought he was Randy Jackson anyway.