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L.A. Reid was the first judge confirmed for the U.S. version of X Factor this year. Now HE confirms that long-rumored judge Cheryl Cole will be there with him.

The top music producer is also confident that between himself, Cheryl and creator Simon Cowell, the show will do just fine against its reality TV competition.

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“We’re gonna compete against American Idol just fine. I’m confident. But along with Simon Cowell and Cheryl, I don’t know who the other judge is,” he said.

Who will fill out the panel with Cheryl and L.A.?

Others rumored to be joining the U.S. version of the show:

Which of those ladies would you like to see as a judge on the show? Or is there another celebrity you think would be a better fit for Simon's project?

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    Jamie Lynn Spears, who's been more or less of the spotlight since getting pregnant at age 16, turns 20 today. She marked the occasion by joining Twitter!

    The sister of Britney Spears welcomed Maddie Briann in June 2008. The father is her former boyfriend/fiance Casey Aldridge. Who knows if they're still on.

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    Dude didn't strike us as an upstanding, committed type of guy. We don't know him personally, but that was our gut feeling. Either way, Jamie Lynn's doing well.

    Here's an adorable pic she shared of herself with Maddie ...

    MOTHER AND DAUGHTER: Aww. Our little girl is growing up so fast. So is Maddie Briann for that matter! Join us in wishing Jamie Lynn Spears a happy b-day below!

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    President Barack Obama is running for reelection in 2012. That comes as no surprise, but the chief executive made the announcement official this morning.

    Declaring that he remains wholly “focused on the job you elected me to do,” Obama announced his bid for another term in an email (with video) to supporters.

    Hours later, several possible Republican presidential hopefuls (none has officially declared their intent to challenge him) used this news to criticize him.

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney Tweeted @barackobama: "I look forward to hearing details on your jobs plan, as are 14m unemployed Americans."

    Romney's comment highlights a point about the shaky economic recovery that Democrats acknowledge could be a vulnerability for the President.

    Another likely candidate, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, responded with a dramatic video - a trademark of his nascent presidential campaign.

    “How can America win the future when we’re losing the present?” it asks. “In order for America to take a new direction, it’s going to take a new President.”

    True? False? You tell us: Is Obama doing a good job as President?

     

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    Justin Timberlake and Olivia Wilde would make a cute couple.

    Two of Hollywood's hottest celebs found sexy solace with one another at L.A. hotspot Roxbury over the weekend, reports say, flirting and dancing all night!

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    Each clad in white T-shirts and jeans, Timberlake and Wilde were having a blast at the club. "They were obviously a couple or on a date," an insider says.

    Hot rumored couple alert!

    While the twosome took pains to avoid kissing in public, "They were together all night, dancing, whispering, he had his hand on her back and shoulders."

    Another source adds that they "definitely looked like they were on a date."

    Wilde filed for divorce from Tao Ruspoli after eight years of marriage March 11, while Timberlake recently broke up with longtime girlfriend Jessica Biel.

    Wonder what Mila Kunis, another gorgeous, newly-single star to be paired with the gorgeous, newly-single JT in recent weeks, has to say about this.

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    While Michael Buble was marrying Luisana Loreley Lopilato de la Torre last Thursday, a bunch of thieves were breaking into his home in Argentina.

    What a d!ck move, although you have to give them credit for planning in an odd way. You know no one's gonna be there then. Just saying.

    Michael and Luisana were staying at a resort outside Buenos Aires during the break-in. It's unclear what exactly the thieves made off with.

    Michael Buble, Wife

    Michael Buble married someone even hotter than he is!

    After learning about it, Luisana, an actress in her native country, said, "I will not let this ruin the happiest day of my life." Good attitude.

    After all, they're really rich and married to equally hot people. Holla.

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    Reese Witherspoon made her first appearance since marrying Jim Toth at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards, and the newlywed looked amazing.

    Oh yeah, and Robert Pattinson was there too.

    The Water for Elephants co-stars presented the female vocalist award at the event, while musing about the film they just shot in her native Tennessee. "I liked drinking a lot of moonshine," joked Rob. Check out their banter here:

    Miranda Lambert won the award the two were on hand to present. She, Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum all racked up big wins at the annual event.

    Earlier that day, the duo were in Santa Monica, Calif., doing another press event for the period piece about a romance sparked on a traveling circus.

    Speaking of a circus, how about the scandalous leak of these Breaking Dawn sex pics and the uproar it caused from the film's producers? Yowza.

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    Rihanna and ... Jennifer Nettles? Carrie Underwood and ... Steven Tyler?

    Not exactly tandems you might expect to perform together, but both duos held their own and then some at the Academy of Country Music Awards.

    Here's Rihanna and Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland fame, rocking "California King Bed" before a packed house at the 46th annual industry gala in Vegas ...

    Follow the jump for Carrie and Steven - American Idol stars past and present - performing a medley of "Undo it" and "Walk This Way" at the event.

    They actually sounded pretty good together ...

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    Five years after taking the reins of the CBS Evening News, Katie Couric is moving on to other projects this summer, according to multiple news reports.

    Couric’s contract with CBS runs through June 4.

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    A network executive told the news organization that Couric will launch her own syndicated talk show in 2012, on a channel that's yet to be determined.

    Despite a wave of publicity when she initially left Today for CBS News in 2006, Couric’s ratings have never lived up to her reported $15 million salary.

    Katie and CBS consistently trail Brian Williams of NBC and Diane Sawyer at ABC in viewership. The network has not officially confirmed Couric's exit.

    “We’re having ongoing discussions with Katie Couric,” said CBS News spokeswoman Sonya McNair. “We have no announcements to make at this time."

    "Until we do, we will decline comment on rumor or speculation.”

    Updated reports say she's in serious talks with CBS, NBC and CNN, and that her reps are talking to ABC about a deal as well, but that's a long shot.

    Katie's exit from CBS Evening News is "not 100 percent" but it's just a matter of time before Katie announces her departure in the coming weeks.

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    Taylor Swift vs. Julianne Hough. Kind of a no-brainer in terms of musical awards and accolades, but style? The latter may give T-Swizzle a run for her money.

    Crowned entertainer of the year last night, Swift was the biggest of the Academy of Country Music Awards winners, and deservedly so. Her music rocks.

    How does she stack up with up-and-comer Julianne in terms of fashion, though? Vote for the winner of THG's latest Fashion Face-Off in the poll below ...

    Fashion Face-Off!

    Who looked better at the Academy of Country Music Awards? Taylor Swift or Julianne Hough? Vote here and declare the winner of this Fashion Face-Off? View Poll »

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    Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert were the big winners Sunday night at the Academy of Country Music Awards. But who'll win a style showdown from the event?

    Below, we pit the amazing, Grammy-winning Carrie Underwood against the gorgeous, Sports Illustrated cover-modeling Brooklyn Decker. Enough said, right?

    It's going to be a tough call, with both of these women looking just stunning last night. Let your votes decide the winner of this THG Fashion Face-Off now ...

    Fashion Face-Off!

    Who looked better at the Academy of Country Music Awards? View Poll »

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