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L.A. Reid: Judging The X Factor Was the 'Worst Thing I've Ever Done'

L.A. Reid: Judging The X Factor Was the 'Worst Thing I've Ever Done'

Originally posted 06/08/2015 10:40AM

Two years after the cancellation of The X Factor, Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid is holding nothing back about his time spent on the judges' panel.

Though it was initially like a "vacation," as he told The Hollywood Reporter, his stint on the reality competition series ended up being "the worst thing I've ever done."

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Beyoncé Attends Hillary Clinton Fundraiser | Beyonce Knowles, Hillary Rodham Clinton

Beyoncé Attends Hillary Clinton Fundraiser

Originally posted 05/14/2015 05:30PM

As (Beyoncé has asked before: "Who runs the world?"

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New Michael Jackson Album to Be Released

New Michael Jackson Album, Xscape, to Be Released in May

Originally posted 03/31/2014 04:45PM

The King of Pop lives on – Epic Records is releasing a new Michael Jackson album.

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X Factor Winner Proves Age Doesn't Matter, Says Simon

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Tate Stevens's X Factor Win Proves Age Doesn't Matter, Says Simon Cowell

Originally posted 12/21/2012 02:00PM

While his girl group didn't win The X Factor, Simon Cowell thinks America got it right when viewers picked the show's oldest contestant, Tate Stevens, 37.

"We set out to do this show and take away as many rules as possible, partly to prove the point that you can sell records and be popular beyond the age of 29," Cowell said after the show's finale Thursday when Stevens, a married father of two, walked away with a $5 million recording deal.

"At my record label we don't have a sign on the door saying, 'If you're over 30 you can't sign here,' " he continued. "We don't run the business that way. This proves that there is a market for older people. I mean, look at Susan Boyle. I sold 30 million albums with Susan. So there's a market out there."

As for Simon's kind words, Stevens told PEOPLE, "[At the wrap party] Simon said some nice things which means a lot; he's the boss – and he seems to have a lot of confidence and in me going forward in my career."

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Tate Stevens Wins The X Factor

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The X Factor: Tate Stevens Wins the Show

Originally posted 12/20/2012 10:10PM

The X Factor ended on a particularly high note for one of the show's finalists Thursday night.

L.A. Reid's "Over 25" contestant Tate Stevens, 37, is the winner of season 2. He's a dad of two and a road worker from Missouri.

After performing live one last time the night before, Britney Spears's contestant Carly Rose Sonenclar and Simon Cowell's Fifth Harmony vied with Stevens for the $5 million recording contract.

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The X Factor: Who Deserves the $5 Million?

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The X Factor: Finalists Sing for Votes One Last Time

Originally posted 12/19/2012 10:40PM

Who's going to get a $5 million recording contract?

The X Factor's season 2 finale got underway Wednesday night with the finalists performing three songs each – including a duet with a music superstar.

Britney Spears's contestant, Carly Rose Sonenclar, has been a favorite, trading the No. 1 spot with her fellow finalist, L.A. Reid's country singer Tate Stevens, through out the competition.

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Little Big Town, LeAnn Rimes to Duet with X Factor Finalists

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Little Big Town, LeAnn Rimes to Duet with X Factor Finalists

Originally posted 12/19/2012 10:40AM

It's down to the wire for this season's The X Factor as teen sensation Carly Rose Sonenclar, country crooner Tate Stevens and girl group Fifth Harmony are set to square off in the finals this week doing duets.

Sonenclar, 13, is partnered with LeAnn Rimes; Stevens, 37, will shared the stage with the group Little Big Town; and Fifth Harmony will pair up with judge Demi Lovato as anticipation builds for a winner.

At a press conference Monday, The X Factor's creator Simon Cowell praised the finalists and predicted that anything can happen as the show prepares to wrap its season Thursday night on Fox.

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X Factor Shocker! Find Out Who's Going to the Finale

The X Factor

The X Factor Reveals Season 2 Finalists

Originally posted 12/13/2012 09:10PM

Sparks will fly at the finale!

On Thursday, The X Factor revealed its top three acts, who will perform next week in the final night of competition – in hopes of taking home the $5 million recording contract.

Simon Cowell said it would take a miracle to get his girl group, Fifth Harmony, to the finale after they performed Shontelle's "Impossible" and Ellie Goulding's "Anything Could Happen" on Wednesday. Keep reading to find out if their dream came true ...

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L.A. Reid Is Leaving The X Factor

L.A. Reid: I'm Leaving The X Factor

Originally posted 12/13/2012 07:10PM

The latest season of The X Factor is down to the wire – but L.A. Reid is already looking ahead to next season. And he's not planning to come back.

"I have decided that I will not return to The X Factor next year," Reid, who is chairman and CEO of Epic Records, tells Access Hollywood. "I have a company to run that I've kind of neglected."

Of his decision to leave the singing competition, he says, "It saddens me a little bit, but only a little bit."

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