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Lady Gaga, left, presents Britney Spears with the Video Vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday Aug. 28, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

Britney in as 'X Factor' judge

Britney Spears is coming to the rescue of Fox's "The X Factor," the singing contest in search of a ratings boost. The Grammy-winning pop star has signed on as a judge for the show's second season, a person familiar with the deal said Thursday, May 10. (AP)