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FILE - This Aug. 1, 2013 file photo shows Simon Cowell, a judge on the FOX series "The X Factor," during a panel discussion on the show at the FOX 2013 Summer TCA press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Fox and the show's production companies say the U.S. edition of the singing competition won't be returning this fall. Head judge and creator-executive producer Simon Cowell will be returning to the U.K. version of the show later this year. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

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The judges from "The X Factor" — (from left) L.A. Reid, Demi Lovato, Britney Spears and Simon Cowell — attend the show's second-season premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jordan Strauss, Invision)

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The judges from "The X Factor" — (from left) L.A. Reid, Demi Lovato, Britney Spears and Simon Cowell — attend the show's second-season premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jordan Strauss, Invision)

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Britney Spears (shown) and Demi Lovato are making an impression as judges on “The X Factor,” according to series creator Simon Cowell. Mr. Cowell, a judge on the show, said that Ms. Spears is “quite mean” and Ms. Lovato is “a brat.” (Associated Press)

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Britney Spears (shown) and Demi Lovato are making an impression as judges on “The X Factor,” according to series creator Simon Cowell. Mr. Cowell, a judge on the show, said that Ms. Spears is “quite mean” and Ms. Lovato is “a brat.” (Associated Press)

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"The X Factor" judge Simon Cowell said he was watching TV at home in March when he heard a crash and discovered a woman holding a brick in a bathroom. A plea agreement reached Friday means Leanne Zaloumis won't face a trial. (Associated Press)