L.A. Reid leaves Def Jam!!
The 54-year-old, who will sit on the judging panel alongside Simon Cowell is currently working out contracts to join FOX’s ‘X Factor.(a show similar to ‘American Idol) Produced by Cowell, U.K.’s hit reality show competition, which began in 2004, and has produced overseas stars including Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke, JLS and Shayne Ward. Past judges have included Cowell, Sharon Osbourne, Danii Minogue and Cheryl Cole. Reid’s has developed artists such as Usher, TLC, Toni Braxton and OutKast.