Reid factors out The X for next year
mogul Antonio ‘‘L.A.’’ Reid is to quit American TV talent show The X Factor after two seasons. The chairman and CEO of Epic Records will walk away as a judge on Simon Cowell’s show when the current season ends this month. ‘‘I will not return to The X Factor next year. I have a company to run that I’ve kind of neglected,’’ Reid (pictured) says. ‘‘It saddens me a little bit, but only a little bit. I love Simon. We have a great relationship. We have fun together, we talk, we laugh, we do bad things, we’re friends.’’ There has been no mention of who will replace him on the show.