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Now Demi Lovato may be a judge on 'The X Factor'

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While we're still waiting for word whether Britney Spears is joining The X Factor as a judge, word around the campfire is Demi Lovato is in discussions to join the show for the other empty chair. Interesting how all these former Disney singers are ending up on the singing competitions. It's like Disney is setting up franchises to cultivate future moneymakers.

The Hollywood Reporter cautions there is no final deal, but really, is that any surprise? We've been waiting for Spears to iron things out since Easter. Simon Cowell reportedly wants to target a younger audience, something a 19-year-old suffering from an eating disorder and self-mutilation should really be able to assist with.

There may be an announcement by the time Fox upfronts on May 14, when they unveil the next season's slate of shows, THR says. Either we'll see Demi and Brit, or they'll bring Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger back. L.A. Reid would love that.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 5:03pm]

    

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