by Free Britney at

After weeks of speculation, Britney Spears has confirmed what we already knew - that she's quitting The X Factor after her first and only season last fall.

"I've made the very difficult decision not to return for another season," Brit tells ET Online in a statement, adding that Fox was informed of her decision.

Brit on X Factor

"I had such 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."

"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."

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by Free Britney at

As has been rumored pretty much since the minute Season 2 sputtered to a close, Britney Spears will not be back on The X Factor this year.

However, new intel indicates it's entirely by choice - hers.

Britney X Factor Pic

Sources say there is no bad blood or in-fighting involved; Britney loves the show but wants to focus on her music, which she's working on right now.

If that's just an excuse to get off this sinking ship, it's a good one.

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Will Britney Spears be back for Season 3 of The X Factor?

Rumors are swirling that Britney will be fired as a judge, exiting the total mess of a show alongside L.A. Reid. But Fox president Kevin Reilly says he's not sure.

X Factor Panelists

"For next year, I don't know," Reilly he said of Spears' return, but said "yeah" when asked if he was on board to bring the 31-year-old megastar back.

However, executive producer and lead judge Simon Cowell is currently on vacation and "hasn't talked about any of this going forward," Reilly admits.

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What began with a bang is ending with a low-energy half-clap.

Looks like Britney Spears' stint on The X Factor is ending almost as quickly as it started, with reports indicating she will not be asked back for Season 3.

Britney on X Factor

"Britney will get the boot," an insider says of Spears, who joined along with Demi Lovato this fall. "Producers wanted her for the long haul, but it isn't working."

One reason? Spears' massive $15 million contract, which one source sums up as such: "They paid all that for her to say 'amazing' and offer half-claps."

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by Hilton Hater at

The X Factor hosted a party in Beverly Hills last night in honor of the show's final 12 contestants.

Who will come out on top and win Season 2? That's a question for another time.

But which of the show's three female participants - Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and Khloe Kardashian - looked hottest on the event's red carpet. That we can determine right here and now!

Study their fashion choices and vote now:

And the Winner is?

Which of the three X Factor women looked best at the show's Top 12 party? View Poll »

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by Free Britney at

With apologies and due credit to Panda Ross, Diamond White, Lexa Berman, Julia Bullock and Jeffrey Gutt, this was the highlight of the week on The X Factor.

In summation, Britney Spears freaked out during a thunderstorm.

It takes a lot to rattle Britney ... okay, not really. Many people expected this to be the norm this season, Fortunately, if this is as bad as it gets, she'll be fine.

Heck, she'll even endear herself even more to millions of viewers.

Watch the clip below to see the pop icon's priceless reaction to the rumble of lightning and thunder during a contestant's audition in Greensboro, N.C.:

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by Hilton Hater at

Three hours of The X Factor Season 2 are in the books.

What did everyone think? Are you shocked that Britney Spears seems coherent so far? Impressed by Demi Lovato's heart and attitude? Sick of Simon Cowell's t-shirts?

Looking forward to more talent taking the stage? Convinced we've already seen the winner cross our television screens?

Or have you simply been watching The Voice?

After one week of this Fox competition, it's time to stop and evaluate the two most important aspects of it: the judges and the contestants. Weigh in below and let's find out who made what grade...

GRADE BRITNEY SPEARS AS A JUDGE:

 

GRADE DEMI LOVATO AS A JUDGE:

 

TELL US: WHO HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE SINGER SO FAR?

 

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by Hilton Hater at

Will she be a toxic addition? Or will viewers want her to hit them, baby, one more time on a weekly basis?

Oh, yes, Britney Spears is joining The X Factor Season 2 as a judge and the latest promo for this Fox singing competition is all about the iconic pop star.

She doles out praise. She lays into at least one contestant. She cracks a funny double entendre. She's - dare we say it? - entertaining! Watch the new trailer now:

Britney, of course, will be joined on the panel by Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and Demi Lovato. Justin Bieber, moreover, will appear as a mentor.

Are you now excited for The X Factor?

 

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by Hilton Hater at

Demi Lovato and Britney Spears may have a few harsh things to say to X Factor contestants this fall, but the young singers and brand new judges cover the latest issue of TV Guide Magazine - and have nothing but positive things to say about each other.

The X Factor Covers TV Guide Magazine

"She's a very good judge. She toughens me up," Britney says of Demi, who has shown an unexpected strict side throughout auditions so far, actually ordering a couple hopefuls to get the heck out.

And how does Lovato feel about Spears?

"I don't think a lot of people have gotten to see her personality and her sense of humor," Demi gushes. "She's cooler than me."

And older. Lovato, who just turned 20, is awfully young to be judging contestants. But she sees that as a positive, telling the publication:

"I really feel like being the first young judge on any of these vocal competition shows is a lot of pressure, but at the same time, it’s great because I get to bring in a perspective from the audience that’s around my age. I can spot somebody who has talent and who’s memorable and could be a pop star."

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by Justin Dweeber at

Britney Spears walked off the set of The X Factor on Monday after a drag queen showed up doing an apparently awful rendition of Spears' "(You Drive Me) Crazy." How come?

Spears explained today that she was just following the instructions of Demi Lovato.. who is incidentally 11 years her junior.

Britney Spears at The X Factor Auditions

Lovato - who herself reacted unfavorably to a rap about bath salts this week - apparently told Spears during the performance: "Let's go." Spears then followed orders, departing the the set and returning later to tell the performer that she liked the tribute - but it wasn't X Factor material.

For her part, Lovato said she felt bad for the singer, who was apparently on the floor crying after the performance because he thought he nailed it. Sorry dude. Not the case.

It does take some guts to dress in drag and perform a Britney Spears song in front of Britney Spears. But you should probably go into it expecting a walk-off. Or at least a great deal of mockery.

UPDATE: Chimed in L.A. Reid to a Fox affiliate: "Oh, my god, it was just horrible. He thought he was going through. He thought that the cheers were because he was doing such a great job, when the truth is he was horrific. We just couldn't take it anymore."

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