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Will Britney Spears Join 'The X Factor'?


Feb. 23 2012, Published 1:06 p.m. ET

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After the house cleaning atThe X Factor (ahem, the firing of Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones), the rumor mill is churning that the two remaining judges, Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid, will hire pop princess Britney Spears!

OK! NEWS: BRITNEY SPEARS WANTS TO STAR IN MODERN FAMILYIt sounds like more names have entered the swirl as the game plan, according to Simon, is to see who contacts them before he actually reaches out to contact people. "We're in that place right now, which is a good place to be in," he said in a teleconference with reporters. "I can't confirm or deny any of these rumors at the moment."As for Britney in particular, he said, "Are we flattered that there could be interest? Yes." But, his lips are sealed for now. "While you've got The Voice and Idol competing with each other, I've learned one lesson: Keep your mouth shut. Don't give it all away."OK! NEWS: BRITNEY SPEARS PLANS LATE SUMMER WEDDING!Considering The X Factor auditions begin in two weeks, it sounds like we won't hear anything further about new judges for now. L.A. hinted that two women will be on board. "The only thing you can count on is that we will have two girls. That we can confirm." We think Britney would be a pretty good addition to the show! Do you agree? 

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