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The X Factor

X Factor Shakeup: LA Reid Won’t Return for 2013 Season

Prepare your best Britney Spears shocked face, you guys, because Antonio “L.A.” Reid has just announced he will not be returning for Season 3 of The X Factor USA. While we don’t yet know if Demi Lovato and Britney Spears — judging newbies for Season 2 — will return with Simon Cowell next fall, L.A. does have a suggestion for his replacement.

“You know who I would love to see take it, and by the way I have nothing to do with it, but my choice would be like Jon Bon Jovi,” he tells Access Hollywood. “That’s who I would pick.”

Why won’t L.A. be returning? Oh, just a little something called the music business. L.A., who is the Chairman and CEO of Epic Records, quips, “I have to go back and I have a company to run that I’ve kind of neglected and it saddens me a little bit, but only a little bit.”

Here’s to looking at you, kid.

Source: Access Hollywood

12.14.2012 / 08:04 AM EDT by Whitney Ricketts
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