Britney in as 'X Factor' judge

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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2011 file photo, singer Britney Spears performs on a stage during a concert in Kiev, Ukraine, during her European Femme Fatale Tour. A source says she is joining Simon Cowell's singing contest as a judge on the singing competition series "The X-Factor." (AP Photo/Leonid Naidiouk, file)

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Britney Spears is coming to the rescue of Fox's "The X Factor," the singing contest in search of a ratings boost. The Grammy-winning pop star has signed on as a judge for the show's second season, a person familiar with the deal said Thursday, May 10. (AP)

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