will.i.am britney spears x factor 'X Factor': Will.i.am to mentor Britney Spears' contestantsAs “The X Factor” gears up to begin airing its audition episodes, announcements have been made regarding the celebrity mentors for each judge’s group of singers. Nick Jonas is rumored to be helping Demi Lovato with the 13-17 year-olds and Justin Bieber has signed on to help L.A. Reid mentor the over 25s.

Now TV Guide Magazine is reporting that Black Eyed Peas member Will.i.am is the mentor for Britney Spears‘ group, the 17-24 year-olds. The rumor for Simon Cowell’s group category is that Marc Anthony is helping out the veteran judge.

What do you think, “X Factor” fans? Excited to see Will.i.am work with Brit-Brit? “The X Factor” premieres Wednesday night (Sept. 12) at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."