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FILE - This Nov. 5, 2012 file photo shows singer and celebrity judge Britney Spears at the "X-Factor" Finalists Party in Los Angeles. A person familiar with plans for Fox's "The X Factor" says Britney Spears is out of the show. Spears was a mentor on the singing contest for one season, reportedly drawing a $15 million paycheck but failing to pull reviews to match. The person who confirmed reports of her departure wasn't authorized to comment publicly, speaking Thursday on condition of anonymity. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, file)

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FILE - This Nov. 5, 2012 file photo shows singer and celebrity judge Britney Spears at the "X-Factor" Finalists Party in Los Angeles. A person familiar with plans for Fox's "The X Factor" says Britney Spears is out of the show. Spears was a mentor on the singing contest for one season, reportedly drawing a $15 million paycheck but failing to pull reviews to match. The person who confirmed reports of her departure wasn't authorized to comment publicly, speaking Thursday on condition of anonymity. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, file)
FILE - This Nov. 5, 2012 file photo shows singer and celebrity judge Britney Spears at the "X-Factor" Finalists Party in Los Angeles. A person familiar with plans for Fox's "The X Factor" says Britney Spears is out of the show. Spears was a mentor on the singing contest for one season, reportedly drawing a $15 million paycheck but failing to pull reviews to match. The person who confirmed reports of her departure wasn't authorized to comment publicly, speaking Thursday on condition of anonymity. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, file)
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