Britney Spears Makes ‘The X Factor’ Exit Official

Britney Spears leaves X Factor

Britney Spears has officially taken her final bow as a judge on The X Factor.

In light of rampant reports this week that the songstress is leaving the popular singing competition show, the 31-year-old has confirmed today she won’t be back for a second season, Celebuzz has confirmed.

Instead, she wants to get back to the music that made her the Princess of Pop.

“I’ve made the very difficult decision not to return for another season,” Spears said in a statement obtained by Celebuzz. “I had an incredible time doing the show and I love the other judges and I am so proud of my teens, but it’s time for me to get back in the studio.

“Watching them all do their thing up on that stage every week made me miss performing so much!” she added. “I can’t wait to get back out there and do what I love most.”

Celebuzz was the first to report that planning meetings for Season 3 of The X Factor have been underway and the “Toxic” singer’s participation going forward wasn’t on the agenda.

So what will the singing sensation tackle next?

The rumor mill is already buzzing that the blonde beauty will hit the Las Vegas stage to perform in her very own Celine Dion-style show, with a source telling Celebuzz that die-hard Brit fans could see her take over the main stage mic sooner than we think.

“She is very interested in a Vegas residency,” a source close to the singer told Celebuzz, “and is in serious talks with one of the major casino groups.”

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Kim Kardashian: Pregnancy is ‘Hard’ (VIDEO)

Mom-to-be Kim Kardashian has admitted that being pregnant “is not easy.”

The E! reality star — who is having her first child with her rapper boyfriend Kanye West — spoke to Entertainment Tonight in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve.

And she confessed that she has been taking “a lot of naps” as she copes with her changing body and growing baby.

“I wouldn’t say it’s been easy,” the 32-year-old said.

“When people say that pregnancy is fun and they love it I would have to disagree – even my sister has made it look easy, but it is not as easy as people think.

“But I heard it’s all worth it, so, I’m looking forward to that.”

Kim, accompanied by her mother Kris Jenner, hosted a New Year’s Eve event at 1OAK Nightclub at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

And the she looked healthy and happy as fans chanted out her name following the shock baby announcement.

“I wish I could share a drink with you all, but I can’t for a little while,” she told the crowd before leading a countdown to 2013.

West, 35, revealed the exciting news on Dec. 30 at a concert in Atlantic City.

Taking to her blog on Monday, Kim wrote a message titled ‘New Year, New Beginnings’.

She wrote:

“It’s true!! Kanye and I are expecting a baby. We feel so blessed and lucky and wish that in addition to both of our families, his mom and my dad could be here to celebrate this special time with us.Looking forward to great new beginnings in 2013 and to starting a family. Happy New Year!!! Xo”

Watch the ET video, below.

Prince Harry’s ‘Naked Vegas Party Pal’ Carrie Reichert Writing a Tell-All Book (EXCLUSIVE)

What happened in Vegas, won’t stay in Vegas.

The blonde woman who partied with Prince Harry during the royal’s wild night in Las Vegas in August is writing a tell-all book about her experience –complete with never-before-seen photographs, a source close to British-born Carrie Reichert ­has revealed to Celebuzz.

Despite the fact the former beautician from San Diego, Calif. has already told her “drunken fumble” story to a British tabloid, the source promised the book would be “steamy” and a no-holds-barred account of her 20 minutes alone with the prince in his hotel bedroom.

“Carrie’s journal is being turned into a book and it will answer the question once and for all: did she have sex with the prince,” the insider said.

“The book will blow the lid off exactly what happened.”

It is not known if Reichert, who says she is 32 but according to police records is 40, has secured a publisher for the memoir.

Reichert is the only girl to come forward to explain what happened on the now-infamous night when Harry, 27, was photographed canoodling naked with a girl after a game of “strip billiards.”

She told British tabloid The People: “We kissed, he was naked at the time and pretty open. It was a drunken fumble. It wasn’t romantic, just fun. He was a gentleman, but he was so wasted. The alcohol affected him. I was there for 15 to 20 minutes.”

Soon after the encounter, Reichert was arrested on a felony warrant and extradited to Mississippi to face charges of allegedly writing $21,672 in bad checks. She spent a month in jail before being released on bail.

She has since told the Daily Mail that she blames the British Secret Service for her arrest – more claims will be discussed in the book, according to the source.

“Carrie has an interesting story to tell,” the friend said.

It is understood that the as-yet untitled book will also contain never-before-released images from the now-infamous night at The Wynn Encore, three months ago.

 

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