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L-R: Paulina Rubio, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Simon Cowell sit at the judges table for season 3 of the FOX series The X Factor. - Provided courtesy of Ray Mickshaw / FOX
02/07/2014

The FOX series "The X Factor" has been canceled after three seasons, OTRC.com has confirmed.

The news comes a month and a half after Demi Lovato announced she would leave Simon Cowell's singing competition series after serving as his fellow judge and mentor for the past three seasons. Season 3 generated the lowest ratings for the show and its finale aired in December. FOX confirmed the show's cancelation on Friday, Feb. 7. Cowell also said he decided to return to the original U.K. version of the series this year.

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12/18/2013
Singer Demi Lovato attends the premiere of Disneys Frozen at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles on Nov. 19, 2013. Her song, Let It Go, is featured on the movies soundtrack. - Provided courtesy of Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage for Walt Disney Studios

Is Demi Lovato leaving "The X Factor"?

The 21-year-old pop singer and actress has served as a judge and mentor on the FOX singing competition series since season 2, which premiered in 2012. People and Us Weekly magazines reported on Wednesday, Dec. 18, hours before the first episode of the two-part season 3 finale is set to air, that Lovato plans to exit the show.

12/19/2013
Singer Demi Lovato attends the premiere of Disneys Frozen at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles on Nov. 19, 2013. Her song, Let It Go, is featured on the movies soundtrack. - Provided courtesy of Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage for Walt Disney Studios

Demi Lovato has confirmed that she is leaving "The X Factor" after serving as a judge and mentor on the FOX singing competition series for the past two seasons.

The 21-year-old pop singer and actress revealed the news on Wednesday after taping the first part of the two-night season 3 finale and hours after reports said she would exit the series to concentrate on her music and upcoming tour.

05/21/2013
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"The X Factor" judging panel is finally complete -- and it's a female-dominated line up.

The FOX singing series, which has already secured returning cast member Demi Lovato for the third season, is also set to feature Grammy-award winning artist Kelly Rowland and global pop star Paulina Rubio as the newest additions to the show's judging panel.

05/18/2013
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Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland might be joining Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell on the U.S. version of "The X Factor" next season, reports say.

Rowland is reportedly in talks to become a judge on the reality competition series, according to Entertainment Weekly. The news outlet points out that Rowland has some "X Factor" experience, having served as a judge on eighth season of the U.K. version of the show.

01/11/2013
Demi Lovato performs live from Central Park in New York City on Good Morning America, on July 6, 2012, airing on the ABC Television Network. - Provided courtesy of ABC / Donna Svennevik

Singer Demi Lovato, who made a career comeback as a judge on "The X Factor" following a publicized battle with substance abuse, eating disorders and emotional issues, has been living in a sober house, a report says.

A rep for the 20-year-old declined to comment about the news, which was reported by People magazine on Friday, January 11. The outlet said Lovato has been renting a room in a sober living facility in Los Angeles, miles away from where she maintains her own home.

01/11/2013
L.A. Reid, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell appear on FOXs The X Factor on Nov. 28, 2012. - Provided courtesy of Ray Mickshaw / FOX

Britney Spears is leaving "The X Factor," Simon Cowell's FOX singing contest series, after one season, OTRC.com has learned.

The news comes amid several reports that said she would not join him at the judges' table for season 3 and plans to instead concentrate on her music career.

01/10/2013
L.A. Reid, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell appear on FOXs The X Factor on Nov. 28, 2012. - Provided courtesy of Ray Mickshaw / FOX

Is Britney Spears leaving "The X Factor"?

The singer is set to exit Simon Cowell's FOX singing contest series and not return to join him at the judges' table for season 3, according to The Hollywood Reporter, MTV News and People magazine. The show is set to return in the fall.

12/08/2012
Cheryl Cole appears in a promotional photo for the FOX series The X Factor in 2011. - Provided courtesy of Ray Mickshaw/ FOX

Cheryl Cole, a singer who was briefly a judge on the U.S. version of "The X Factor" last year before being replaced by Nicole Scherzinger, has sued Blue Orbit Productions, the company that produces the show, for $2.3 million.

Cole's lawsuit states that the singer had a "pay or play" clause in her contract for two seasons, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Cole was paid $1.8 million for the first season but not paid the additional $2 million for the second season.

11/26/2012
Simon Cowell appears in an undated promotional photo for The X Factor in 2012. - Provided courtesy of Nino Munoz / FOX

Simon Cowell's home was the target of a "suspicious circumstances call" on Sunday, November 25, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department.

At 12:56 p.m. the Beverly Hills Police Department received a phone call from an unidentified caller who reported that someone within Cowell's home had been tied up with duct tape. The caller initially gave the police an address of a residence that was not in Beverly Hills, but later said the incident was happening at "Simon Cowell's" house, which is in Beverly Hills.

07/07/2012
Simon Cowell appears in a scenes from The X Factor, which debuts on FOX on Sept. 21, 2011. / Simon Cowell appears with a puppy in a promotional ad for the UK series The X Factor. - Provided courtesy of FOX / ITV / Fremantle Media

The woman arrested after being accused of breaking into Simon Cowell's London home, plead guilty on Friday to smashing "The X Factor" judge's window.

Leanne Zaloumis plead guilty to "possessing a brick with intent to damage or destroy property," but pleaded not guilty to two other counts of burglary and affray, aka disorderly conduct. She was granted bail but told not to contact Cowell, or come within 300 yards of his Holland Park property, according to the Associated Press.

06/18/2012
Demi Lovato arrives at the taping of THE X FACTOR in San Francisco, Sat. June 16. - Provided courtesy of Ray Mickshaw / FOX

Demi Lovato showed off a new look when she arrived at the latest round of "The X Factor" auditions in San Francisco on June 16.

The singer and actress had a dip-dyed pink ponytail at the event. She can be seen with the new 'do in the photo above and is seen posing with fellow "X Factor" judge Britney Spears and can also be seen with her previous blonde hair in the photo to the far right. "The Hills" star Lauren Conrad sported a similar in April.

05/16/2012
New X Factor judge Britney Spears attends the FOX network upfront presentation party at Wollman Rink, Monday, May 14, 2012 in New York. - Provided courtesy of AP / Evan Agostini

Britney Spears has not even begun her judging duties for "The X Factor," but it seems the tables have already turned and she is the one being judged.

The pop singer has been criticized for chewing gum and sporting bloody cuticles at the FOX network upfront presentation on May 14. News outlets like the New York Daily News also posted unflattering photos of cellulite on her thighs, in one of the two skintight mini dresses she wore to the event. One of the dresses was marred by what appeared to be lipstick stains.

05/14/2012
From left: L.A. Reid, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell. The two women were announced at FOXs upfront presentation in New York on May 14, 2012 as the new judges for the U.S. version of The X Factor. - Provided courtesy of twitter.com/ddlovato

Pop stars Britney Spears and Demi Lovato have been confirmed as the newest judges, or mentors, on Simon Cowell's FOX series "The X Factor," following weeks of speculation.

The singing contest series returns for season 2 in September. The two women are joining Cowell and returning cast member L.A. Reid on the judging panel, replacing Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, who left the show in January.

04/26/2012
Demi Lovato performs at Credicard Hall in San Paulo, Brazil on April 20, 2012. - Provided courtesy of flickr.com/photos/alenolasco

The roster of celebrities rumored to be in the running to join Simon Cowell's FOX series "The X Factor" has exploded.

The singing contest series returns for season 2 in September. Two spots on the judges' panel are up for grabs following the departure of Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger in January, and it was recently reported that pop stars Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus and Avril Lavigne are being considered for the positions. Spokespeople for all parties, including FOX, have declined to comment .

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