L.A. Reid is indeed set to become Simon Cowell's first pick for one of four judged for the new U.S. "X-Factor."
Simon Cowell is bringing his other mammoth UK singing competition Tv Show, "X-Factor," here to the U.S. this fall. And insiders connected to the show tell us producers are heavily interested in the current Def Jam head honcho L.A. Reid to be one of the 4 judges. They believe this will be the major move that will establish L.A. as a household name.
While Simon's Fox shows "American Idol'' and "X-Factor" are similar in nature, "X-Factor" differs because each of the four judges mentor a group of contestants throughout the season. And the judges do everything in their power to make sure the winner of the entire competition comes from their group.There have been speculations for months that L.A. was being scouted for the position. Now, we're told L.A.'s new job is a done deal.