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Khloe Kardashian Not Returning for 'X Factor' Season 3

Khloe Kardashian is officially leaving The X Factor after hosting the show for one season, the show’s producers confirm.

Khloe Kardashian will not be returning to co-host The X Factor,” the show’s producers said in a statement (via EW). “We really enjoyed working with her and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”

Khloe‘s co-host from last season, Mario Lopez, has been confirmed to return for the new season, along with judges Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato.

“I’m thrilled Mario is back for Season Three of The X Factor,” Simon said a statement. “Hosting a live show and keeping the judges – especially Demi – in line, is not an easy job, but Mario is a pro and we are glad he’s coming back.”

ARE YOU SURPRISED that Khloe Kardashian is exiting The X Factor?

Demi Lovato Returning to 'X Factor' Season Three!

Demi Lovato will be returning as a judge and mentor for the upcoming season of The X-Factor, Deadline confirms!

“I am so excited to return as a judge and mentor on The X Factor,” Demi said in a statement. “Last season was an unbelievable experience and I really enjoyed developing personal relationships with the contestants and the panel. I look forward to taking my previous experience and applying it to make this season even better.”

Auditions have already begun for season three of the show, but replacements have not been announced for L.A. Reid and Britney Spears, and co-hosts Mario Lopez and Khloe Kardashian have yet to confirm a return.

“I couldn’t be happier that Demi wants to come back this year,” executive producer Simon Cowell added. “She’s a superstar in her own right and was a fantastic mentor last year. Even though she can be really, really annoying – I truly enjoyed working with her and so did the artists. I’m especially pleased she’s back even during her world tour!”

ARE YOU EXCITED that Demi Lovato is returning to The X Factor???

Britney Spears Confirms 'X Factor' Departure; Statement

Britney Spears has confirmed that she is not returning to The X Factor for the upcoming third season.

“I’ve made the very difficult decision not to return for another season. I had an incredible time doing the show and I love the other judges and I am so proud of my teens but it’s time for me to get back in the studio,” Britney said in a statement. “Watching them all do their thing up on that stage every week made me miss performing so much! I can’t wait to get back out there and do what I love most.”

“In light of sourced reports and speculation, it is confirmed that Britney did decide, and is in fact not returning to X Factor. Fox has been informed,” her rep tells

Britney is reportedly in negotiations to headline a show in Las Vegas, according to TMZ!

ARE YOU SAD to see Britney Spears leave The X Factor?

Britney Spears Quits 'X Factor'?

Britney Spears has reportedly decided not to return to The X Factor for the show’s upcoming third season, according to TMZ.

The 31-year-old entertainer is currently in the studio recording her eighth album and supposedly wants to focus on her music career rather than continue on the reality competition series.

Britney loves Simon [Cowell], she likes Demi Lovato but her thing is music,” a source said.

It is being reported that after she completes her album, Britney hopes to set out on a new tour!

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Britney Spears quitting The X Factor?

Tate Stevens Talks 'X Factor' Win - Exclusive Interview!

Tate Stevens pulled out a victory during the X Factor Season 2 Finale on Thursday (December 18), surprising some who thought 13-year-old Carly Rose Sonenclar was the clear front runner. sat down with the 37-year-old country singer to chat about his big win, his holiday plans, and his upcoming debut album. Check it out:

Just Jared: Congrats! What a crazy night! How did you feel waking up this morning after your win?

Tate Stevens: I’m still really overwhelmed by the whole thing. I got a few hours of sleep, but it’s just overwhelming. It’s still very surreal.

JJ: It was basically you and Carly Rose battling for that No. 1 spot all season. How confident were you going into the finale?

TS: I was confident, and you want to be confident and stay confident, but then the realistic part of it sets in – what did America think? I was confident, but in the same brass, you just never know. I was very nervous, especially when they actually announced the winner. That long pause was ridiculous. I wanted to throw up (laughs).

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Carly Rose Sonenclar's Family: Upset with LeAnn Rimes?

  • X Factor contestant Carly Rose Sonenclar‘s family is reportedly upset with LeAnn Rimes over a comment that was supposedly made after their on stage duet – TMZ
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  • Scarlett Johansson takes the Broadway stage – Popsugar
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Britney Spears & Demi Lovato: 'X Factor' Finale Red Carpet!

Britney Spears hops out of her car and waves to fans while arriving on the red carpet at The X Factor Season 2 Finale on Thursday (December 20) at CBS Television City in Los Angeles.

The 31-year-old judge wore a Bottega Veneta dress, YSL shoes, Neil Lane earrings, and Gabriela Artigas rings.

Britney was joined on the red carpet by her fellow judges Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato (with contestant CeCe Frey), and L.A. Reid, as well as hosts Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez.

Make sure to find out who was crowned the winner of The X Factor!

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