Britney Spears may be the next entertainer to adopt the "Why go to the fans, when they can come to me?" approach.

Now that's she out at "X Factor" and recording a new record, Spears is considering doing a Vegas residency. Spears is in serious talks with one of the major casino groups, a source told E! News. TMZ reported the talks are with Caesars Entertainment.

Spears announced today that it was a "difficult decision" to leave Simon Cowell and company at "X Factor," but explained that "it's time for me to get back in the studio.

In other words, I quit before I got canned.

"Watching (the X Factor contestants) all do their thing up on that stage every week made me miss performing so much!" she said in a statement. "I can't wait to get back out there and do what I love most."

Drink Frappuccinos?

Reports circulated last week that Cowell was ready to end the Spears experiment after one year. The singer was expected to provide the show a spark, which didn't happen.

Spears's 2011 Femme Fatale tour (the seventh in her career) included 79 shows around the world and reportedly grossed $68.7 million. That same year, she was reportedly being wooed for a residency by Vegas' Palms Hotel and Casino.

And in other exciting Britney Spears news, TMZ reported Friday that Spears has officially broken up with Jason Trawick.

The couple got engaged back in 2011. Trawick started out as Britney's agent, started dating her, and eventually became her co-conservator along with her dad, Jamie Spears.

Multiple sources connected to the couple supposedly told TMZ that Trawick didn't want to make the announcement until he was taken off the conservatorship. Lawyers for the conservatorship were in court Friday, so it could've happened then.

Sources say it was a "friendly breakup" and they just "grew apart." It wasn't you, Britney. It was Jason. He just needed some space and wanted to see other people, now that it's senior year.

Contact Tony Hicks at thicks@bayareanewsgroup.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BayAreaNewsGroup.TonyHicks.

JANUARY 12 IN HISTORY

Saturday is Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2013. There are 353 days left in the year.

1773: The first public museum in America was organized in Charleston, S.C.

1828: The United States and Mexico signed a Treaty of Limits defining the boundary between the two countries to be the same as the one established by an 1819 treaty between the U.S. and Spain.

1912: Textile workers at the Everett Mill in Lawrence, Mass., (most of them immigrant women) walked off the job to protest wage cuts.

1915: The House of Representatives rejected, 204-174, a constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote.

1932: Hattie W. Caraway became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate after initially being appointed to serve out the remainder of the term of her late husband, Thaddeus.

1948: The U.S. Supreme Court, in Sipuel v. Board of Regents of University of Oklahoma, ruled that state law schools could not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race.

1959: Berry Gordy, Jr. founded Motown Records (originally Tamla Records) in Detroit.

1966: President Lyndon B. Johnson said in his State of the Union address that the U.S. should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there was ended.

1969: The New York Jets of the American Football League upset the Baltimore Colts of the National Football League 16-7 in Super Bowl III, played at the Orange Bowl in Miami.

1971: The groundbreaking situation comedy "All in the Family" premiered on CBS television.

1987: Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite arrived in Lebanon on his latest mission to win the release of Western hostages; however, Waite ended up being taken captive himself, and wasn't released until 1991.

2003: Blamed by shareholders for AOL Time Warner's sharp fall in fortunes, Steve Case announced he was stepping down as chairman of the conglomerate he'd helped to create. Maurice Gibb, a member of the famed disco band the Bee Gees, died at a Miami Beach hospital at age 53.

2010: Haiti was struck by a magnitude-7 earthquake, killing as many as 300,000 residents and leaving over 1.5 million people homeless.

2012: Pentagon leaders scrambled to contain damage from an Internet video purporting to show four Marines urinating on Taliban corpses.

BIRTHDAYS

Singer Glenn Yarbrough (83), musician Cynthia Robinson (Sly and the Family Stone) (69), radio commentator Rush Limbaugh (62), actress Kirstie Alley (62), radio-TV personality Howard Stern (59), writer-producer-director John Lasseter (56), broadcast journalist Christiane Amanpour (55), rock musician Charlie Gillingham (Counting Crows) (53), actor Oliver Platt (53), basketball great Dominique Wilkins (53), rock singer Zack de la Rocha (43), singer Melanie Chisholm (Spice Girls) (39), pop singer Zayn Malik (One Direction) (20).