13 December 2012 6:42 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

It’s back to where he came from for L.A. Reid: the music mogul will not return for a third season of The X Factor.

Deadline quotes a source who says the Epic Records Chairman is “going back to the music business full time, it’s his decision,” a source says. Back in 2011, Reid resigned his post as Island Def Jam Chairman — where he cultivated the careers of superstars like Rihanna, Kanye West, and Justin Bieber — to take the X Factor gig. He was asked to stay on for the current second season, while Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger »

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