Simon Cowell Names First X-Factor Judge

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la reid Simon Cowell Names First X Factor Judge

Sources say the first judge on Simon Cowell’s new show will be Island Def Jam chairman, Antonio “L.A.” Reid.

Sources have told The Hollywood Reporter that LA Reid will be the first judge on Cowell’s X-Factor, saying, “it’s a done deal.”

Reid’s contract with Universal Music is up in December and it is believed that he will land a position within Sony Music, which is about to undergo a management restructuring.

The show will award a $5 million contract with Sony Music.

No comment on the announcement has been made by Universal or Fox.

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