X Factor 2012 judge L.A. Reid might be appearing on your TV screens tonight, but that won’t be the case next season, according to Headline Hollyood.

The entertainment site is reporting that the music mogul will not be returning to the X Factor judges’ panel next season so he can again focus only on making music.

“He’s going back to the music business full time, it’s his decision,” a source said of Reid, the chairman of Epic Records.

Oh boy, here we go again. L.A. is out so get ready for the rumors about Demi Lovato and Britney Spears to start flying. I hope we don’t have to go through this every single season. I don’t know how much of the “are they or aren’t they” and “who’s replacing whom” I can handle.

Are you surprised about the L.A. Reid news? Will you miss him as a judge and mentor? He made it though last season’s bloodbath when Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and host Steve Jones were fired. Maybe he wanted to be ahead of the game this time around.

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