A source tells the Hollywood Reporter that L.A. Reid signed his contract for season 2 of X Factor yesterday (Feb 3). Earlier in the week, news broke that Steve Jones, Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger would not be returning.
Oh yay. L.A.’s attempts at Simon Cowell like meanness were lame and transparent and revealed he had little knowledge of music outside of R&B and Hip-Hop. I don’t see the point of having two record executives on the panel. If Simon is going to keep L.A., he should remove himself from the panel. He’s not nearly as entertaining as he was when he was lobbing bon mots at contestants during Idol’s early years. Now, he’s about bolstering the contestants on his own team at the expense of the other judges. Ugh at having to endure more stupid fake sparing between Simon and L.A.
In the meantime, THR’s source says the Beyonce offer of 100m dollars is just a rumor, but that Mariah Carey “is indeed being considered as show producers look towards strengthening their female and Midwest appeal.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter