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• Now that L.A. Reid and Britney Spears are out as judges on X-Factor, could Ne-Yo replace them? The singer and songwriter told Extra, it's a possibility. "I think it would be a great, great thing, I don't want to talk too much about it, because I don't want to get in no trouble," said Ne-Yo. "Conversations have been had, but that's about it. If it happens, I'd be more then willing to do so. I feel like I've been around long enough to have some vital information for someone on the way up, definitely." [Extra TV]
• Guess who's going to appear on Oprah's Next Chapter on Saturday? Non-other than 2013 ESSENCE Festival headliner Beyoncé! Oprah Winfrey confirmed the news on Twitter. "Yea u heard that correctly. Beyonce and I sit down Saturday nite." Will you be tuning in? [Oprah's Twitter]
• During Friday's blizzard, Mariah Carey decided to throw a belated Christmas party. She posted a video on YouTube saying, "It's truly quite fabulous and festive. I wish you could all be here." Sadly, her hubby Nick Cannon and her twins were not on hand for the festivities. "You could say what you want to say," said Carey. "But we have fun." [People]
• After taking the Grammy stage by storm, Justin Timberlake is serving up new music. The singer released a brand new song from his upcoming album, The 20/20 Experience, entitled "Mirrors." Check it out here and tell us what you think of the song.