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Britney Spears Inside 'X Factor' Audition - Exclusive Pic!

Britney Spears arrives for The X Factor‘s Season 2 auditions at the Frank Erwin Center on Thursday (May 24) in Austin, Texas.

JustJared.com has an exclusive pic of the 30-year-old pop star sitting at the judges’ table and signing autographs on her way into the venue.

“I’m so excited for the auditions today!!!! It’s my first day… woo hoo!! Who’s coming??!!! #XFACTORUSA,” fellow new judge Demi Lovato tweeted. “OMG!!! This is so much fun!”

Also pictured inside: Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid arriving for the auditions. Check out the show’s first TV promo below!

FYI: Britney is wearing Brian Lichtenberg‘s neon coral zippered scuba dress.


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Britney Spears & Demi Lovato: 'X Factor' Judges at Fox Upfronts!

Britney Spears stands close to Simon Cowell at the 2012 Fox Upfront presentation held at Central Park’s Wollman Rink on Monday (May 14) in New York City.

The 30-year-old pop star was joined by Demi Lovato, who wrapped her arm around L.A. Reid.

That same day, Britney and Demi were announced as the new The X Factor judges alongside returning judges Simon and L.A.!

“It’s official! #SimonBritneyDemiLA #DemiXFactor. I am so excited!!!!” Demi tweeted.

Also pictured inside: Britney, with her fiance Jason Trawick, and Demi arriving at the upfronts.

FYI: Britney is wearing an Alexander Wang dress and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.

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Britney Spears & Demi Lovato Confirmed as 'X Factor' Judges

It’s official – Britney Spears and Demi Lovato are joining The X Factor as judges for the upcoming season!

The big announcement arrived on Monday (May 14) during Fox’s Upfront Presentation held at NYC’s Beacon Theater. Brit even tweeted a pic with fellow judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid.

“I couldn’t be more excited to join The X Factor judging panel. I’m a huge fan of the show and now I get to be a part of the action. Simon and L.A. better watch out!” the 30-year-old pop star said in a statement.

“I’m so thrilled to join this legendary group of judges on [the show],” Demi, 19, added. “To be able to spend each week with Simon, L.A. and Britney watching the best that America has to offer is truly a dream come true.”

Beyonce & Jay-Z: Erica Reid's Book Launch Party!

Beyonce and Jay-Z attend the launch party for Erica Reid‘s book “The Thriving Child” on Tuesday (May 8) at a private residence in New York City.

The party was hosted by Erica‘s husband, record executive and X Factor judge L.A. Reid!

The book, which is in stores now, is about Erica‘s journey through raising two children with allergies, asthma, and other common challenges. It also features in-depth prescriptive advice from top experts, including doctors, and celebrity mothers.

Also pictured inside: Mary J. Blige.

FYI: Beyonce is wearing Roland Mouret.

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Simon Cowell & Nicole Scherzinger: 'X Factor' Premiere!

Nicole Scherzinger, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid, and Steve Jones arrive at the premiere of The X Factor on Wednesday (September 14) at the ArcLight in Hollywood.

Nicole paired her Randi Rahm dress with Jimmy Choo shoes, a Swarovski bag, a Loree Rodkin ring, and Diamond in the Rough earrings.

A note to future X Factor hopefuls, here are five songs Simon never wants to hear again at an audition: R. Kelly‘s “I Believe I Can Fly,” Etta James‘ “At Last,” The Righteous Brothers‘ “Unchained Melody,” Jason Mraz‘s “I’m Yours,” and John Legend‘s “Ordinary People.”

Simon revealed his list during a recent conference call to promote the FOX competition series, which kicks off next Wednesday (September 21) at 8 p.m.!

FYI: Paula is wearing a Balmain dress with Ruthie Davis heels and a Yves Saint Laurent bag.

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'The X Factor' Cast Covers The Hollywood Reporter

X Factor stars Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger, L.A. Reid, and Steve Jones cover the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter.

Here’s what the stars had to share:

Simon, on what he’s looking for: “Buzz. In England, you genuinely get the feeling the whole country is talking about the show. I hope for that.”

Simon, on saying he’d hire ousted judge Cheryl Cole again: “[I]n a heartbeat – you’re not drowning puppies here. You’re offering someone who’s got millions of dollars more money and more work. And if people think that’s cruel, then they can do that to me on a daily basis. I’ll take it twice a day.”

L.A., on Randy Jackson comparisons: “Yeah, I had those conversations where I’m the black guy with the bald head. I’ve heard all those comments: ‘If they’re gonna use Randy, why didn’t they just get Randy?’ “That’s just how people think, but who cares? I love Randy. He’s been doing this successfully for 11 years. Comparing me to him is certainly not an insult.”

For more from the X Factor cast, visit HollywoodReporter.com!

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Simon Cowell & Paula Abdul: 'X Factor' Promo Shots!

Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger, L.A. Reid, and Steve Jones pose together for these new promo shots for their upcoming competition series, The X Factor.

The 51-year-old former American Idol judge recently said that he felt The X Factor would have been canceled if Paula had not signed on.

“At one point, when [Paula's] deal came down to the 11th hour, I remember saying to the team, ‘If she’s not there, you may as well cancel filming.’ I really felt that strongly that I wanted her with me,” Simon said.

FYI: Nicole is wearing Ruthie Davis “Implant” heels.

The X Factor premieres on September 21 on Fox. More Here! »

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