Contact Us

L.A. Reid to Remain with ‘X Factor’ for Season 2

L.A. Reid
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

After the surprised firings of ‘X Factor‘ host Steve Jones and judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul, the Hollywood Reporter has revealed that L.A. Reid will stay on as a judge for Season 2.

Citing a well-placed source, the CEO of Epic Records signed his option deal on Friday (Feb. 3), just days after the reality show’s shocking exits. There’s still no word on who will join Reid and Simon Cowell on the judge’s panel.

Rumor has it that Katy Perry and Mariah Carey are in talks to join the ‘X Factor.’ Since Perry is a divorcée she has a lot of time on her hands. As for Carey, she has expressed interest but nothing has panned out. There was also a rumor that Beyonce was being considered to join the ‘X Factor’ but THR says it’s not true.

In any case, L.A. Reid was a standout on the show who had no problem expressing his opinion and wisdom to contestants. In fact, some of critiques were harsher than the ones given by the show’s biggest meanie Mr. Cowell.

In addition, Reid has signed to Epic Records ‘X Factor’ (Season 1) winner Melanie Amaro and contestants Chris Rene and rapper Astro. He also snagged Cher Lloyd from the British version of the ‘X Factor.’ So clearly, he is dipping into the X Factor’s talent pool.

What do you think? Who should be on the judge’s panel of the ‘X Factor’? Tell us in the comments below.

More From Hot 107.9

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://1079ishot.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on HOT 107.9 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on HOT 107.9 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!