World-renowned nice guy Simon Cowell can’t hang onto an X Factor judge to save his life. L.A. Reid, who helped Cowell bring the brand to America for seasons one and two, will not return next time around, instead heading back to his fulltime exec gig at Epic Records. “Of course I will miss the show; in my opinion Simon attracts the best talent,” Reid said. He goes the way of Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. Let’s hope Britney sticks around.
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Producer L.A. Reid arrives at the premiere of Paramount Pictures’ ‘Justin Bieber: Never Say Never’ held at Nokia Theater L.A. Live on February 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images/2011 Getty Images