Thursday 10 January 2013, 11:55 | By Chris Cooke
Spears to bail on X-Factor, says TMZ
Britney Spears will not be a judge on the next season of ‘X-Factor USA’, according to TMZ, who say that the singer departs the talent show on good terms with its makers, but has decided that she wants to concentrate on her in-development eighth album and a possible accompanying tour.
Says the gossip site: “We have unimpeachable sources who tell us Britney loves the show but wants to focus on her music … which she is doing right now. Britney is in the studio recording her eighth album, with some help from Will.i.am and producer Hit-Boy, the brains behind Kanye and Jay-Z’s ‘Niggas In Paris'”.
The source says: “Britney loves Simon [Cowell], she likes [fellow judge] Demi Lovato, but her thing is music”.