LOS ANGELES - An inside source at X-Factor has just stated that L.A. Reid will not be returning as one of the four judges on Simon Cowell's show.
Apparently Reid's smug attitude did not sit too well with the man known as The Count of Criticism.
The unnamed source revealed that last week the two male judges got into one hell of a yelling match and had to be restrained by the shows co-hosts Mario Lopez and Khloe Kardashian.
Khloe, who stands 5 foot 8, easily broke the two apart and actually gave Reid a bruise on his noggin (head).
Cowell started laughing so hard he almost spilt his Diet Pepsi all over Demi Lovato's lavender miniskirt.
Britney (Spears) started hollering for security to intervene while Demi yelled out that she was giving two to one odds on Simple Simon, as she loves calling him.
The very next day Tittle Tattle Tonight reported that L.A. Reid had decided that he would not be returning for a third season.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Which is a nice way of saying that Cowell kicked his butt off the show.]
Simon was overheard telling Khloe, as the two dined on Chateaubriand at Le Loins of Joan of Arc Restaurant in West Hollywood, that he had been contacted by Jennifer Lopez.
He pointed out that J.Lo let him know that she really missed not being on American Idol and wanted desperately to get back into musical judging.
After a late night dinner date at the La Brea Tar Pits Diner, Cowell agreed to hire Jennifer to take L.A. Reid's place.
SIDENOTE: The word behind-the-scenes at X-Factor is that Cowell has stated that if Britney doesn't start getting a little more excited about being an X-Factor judge and start showing her upper thighs a bit more she could find herself replaced.