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‘L.A.’ Reid Leaving Island Def Jam To Become A Judge?!

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108927517 L.A. Reid Leaving Island Def Jam To Become A Judge?!

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He will not sport a gavel and a robe, but he will become a judge… Antonio “L.A.” Reid will leave his job as chairman of Island Def Jam to become a judge on Simon Cowell’s upcoming show “The X Factor,” according to published reports.Reid accepted an offer from Simon Cowell this week to join the Fox television show, which will begin airing in the fall.

Reid’s contract was to expire in December.

Island Def Jam will continue to be run by Steve Bartels.

Auditions for the show will begin March 27 in Los Angeles and the Florida round will be in Miami April 7th at the BankUnited Center.

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