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Britney Spears Meets With Conservatorship Judge About 'X Factor' Gig

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Aug. 15 2012, Published 5:01 a.m. ET

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By Jen Heger - Radar Assistant Managing Editor

Accompanied by her assistant, Britney Spears met with the judge handling her conservatorship case on Wednesday to discuss how the pop star was doing with her new gig as a judge on Simon Cowell's X Factor, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

"Britney met Judge Reva Goetz in her chambers for about 45 minutes and included her court appointed attorney, Sam Ingham," a source close to the singer tells Radar. "The judge wanted to see Britney in person to ask her how she was doing with her new job. Britney said that she is enjoying it and is looking forward to the live shows. She admitted that being on the road for the auditions wasn't her cup of tea because of the long hours, but it wasn't anything to be concerned about. The judge is the one who signed off on Britney becoming a part of the show and it was her duty to ensure that Britney is doing ok."

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Spears has been under conservatorship for almost four years, and our source says that despite Brit's desire to go it alone, it will not be ending anytime soon.

"The conservatorship won't be ending this year," the source says. "Britney's doctors and father just don't think she is ready quite yet. It very well could end at the beginning of next year. It definitely won't end until Sam Lutfi's defamation lawsuit against the Spears family has been resolved. Britney's lawyers have argued that since she is under the conservatorship she can't testify or be deposed in the Lutfi case and the judge has agreed."

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