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L.A. Reid Calls 'X Factor' the 'Worst Thing I've Ever Done'

L.A. Reid has some harsh words for his stint as a judge on the first two seasons of The X Factor.

The 59-year-old music exec says that it was “the worst thing I’ve ever done.”

“The first season, yes, I had a great time,” L.A. told The Hollywood Reporter. “It was a little bit of a vacation. I’d been making music, working at running labels for a long time, and it was a little bit of, ‘Let me just have some fun.’ But the second season I was fully engaged trying run a label, and it wasn’t fun anymore.”

“And more importantly, it really affected my taste — it almost destroyed it,” he continued. “It completely threw me off — by the way, I have a book coming out soon, and it’ll all be on my book,” he interjected with a laugh. “But yeah, what works for television isn’t necessarily the thing that works in the traditional journey of music, so I adjusted my taste for television. But the truth is, I lowered my bar — my bar was quite high, if I’m being honest, and as a result I didn’t have the same level of success. The bar is quite high again now, but it was damaging. I worked with Simon Cowell, who I love and have great respect for and he has great taste, but being around him for that long, I started to take on his taste, and I’m an amateur at having his taste — I’m good at my kind of taste.”

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'The X Factor' Cancelled After Three Seasons

The X Factor has been cancelled after three seasons by Fox.

“I’ve had a fantastic time over the last 12 years, both on The X Factor and American Idol..Last year, for a number of reasons, I had to make a decision to return to the U.K. version of The X Factor in 2014. So for now, I’m back to the U.K. and I want to thank Fox for being an incredible partner and I also want to thank everybody who has supported my shows. America, I’ll see you soon!” Simon Cowell, who was one of the creators and judges on the show, shared after the cancellation.

Kevin Reilly, who is Fox’s chairman added, “To all of us at Fox, Simon is more than one of the most prolific TV personalities of our time –he’s part of our family. A consummate showman and partner, there’s no one more passionate or creative than Simon, and we feel so fortunate to have enjoyed such a wonderful, collaborative relationship with him over the past 12 years. Unfortunately, there is no X Factor USA without Simon Cowell, but we understand and support his decision to focus on the international formats and on the next phase of his personal life. We wish him the very best, and it’s our sincere hope that we work together again soon.”

ARE YOU SURPRISED that The X Factor has been cancelled?

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Lea Michele Performs 'Cannonball' on 'X Factor' - Watch Now!

Lea Michele takes the stage on the season three finale of The X Factor for her first live performance of her single “Cannonball” on Thursday (December 19) in Los Angeles.

The 27-year-old entertainer tweeted about how excited – and nervous – she was to perform on the show that night.

“AHHH! I WAS JUST ON @TheXFactorUSA!!!! #CANNONBALL #LeaOnXFactor OMG!!!! ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️” Lea tweeted after the show.

Earlier in the week, Lea flashed a big smile as she left a studio with a bottle of water and a healthy, green drink in hand in Hollywood.

FYI: Lea is wearing J Brand leather pants, an Isabel Marant tank, an Iro jacket, and Jerome C. Rousseau shoes.


Lea Michele Performs “Cannonball”

Who Won 'X Factor' 2013? Season 3 Winner Revealed!

SPOILER ALERT: DO NOT CONTINUE IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW THE RESULTS!

It has been a year full of a ton of great and diverse talent on the third season of The X Factor and now it has come to a close with a new winner crowned!

The final three came down to Alex & Sierra (from Simon Cowell‘s Groups), Jeff Gutt (from Kelly Rowland‘s Over 25s), and Carlito Olivero (from Paulina Rubio‘s Boys).

Throughout the season, the boyfriend-girlfriend singing duo of Alex & Sierra have been dominating the iTunes charts each week with several of their cover songs going straight to number one.

Click inside to find out who won The X Factor season three… More Here! »

Demi Lovato Officially Leaving 'X Factor,' Simon Cowell Confirms

Demi Lovato is officially leaving The X Factor after serving as a judge on the show for the past two seasons.

“I always knew she wasn’t coming back because she’s touring, so I knew that,” the show’s creator and lead judge Simon Cowell told the Hollywood Reporter.

Demi will be kicking off her Neon Lights tour on February 9 and she will tour through the end of March. She will be bringing X Factor acts Fifth Harmony, Cher Lloyd, and Little Mix on the road with her!

It is also being reported that Demi is working on a memoir after the success of her book “Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year.”

ARE YOU SAD that Demi Lovato is leaving The X Factor?

Demi Lovato Leaving 'The X Factor'?

Demi Lovato is reportedly leaving the hit reality show The X Factor after this season, People reports.

“She plans to spend next year completely focused on her music,” a source told the publication about the 21-year-old singer. “She had a great run and a good time.”

Demi has been a part of The X Factor for two seasons as a judge.

On February 9, Demi will kick off an arena tour in Vancouver, which is set to feature X Factor alums Cher Lloyd, Little Mix and Fifth Harmony.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Demi Lovato leaving The X Factor???

Demi Lovato Reveals New Book 'Staying Strong'!

Demi Lovato heads into the studio for a taping of her reality competition series The X Factor on Sunday (September 8) in Los Angeles.

The 21-year-old entertainer’s co-judge Paulina Rubio was also seen entering the studio that afternoon, as was host Mario Lopez, who showed off his buff biceps in a tank top.

Demi just revealed that she will be releasing a new book called “Staying Strong,” which she talked about in a Keek video. Watch it below!

The book, which is a collection of 365 of Demi‘s most brave insights, will be available on November 19. Go pre-order it now!


Demi Lovato Announces Book ‘Staying Strong’

20+ pictures inside of Demi Lovato and Paulina Rubio at the taping… More Here! »

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