February 06, 2012 12:00 PM by Shayla Perry
Move over Mariah Carey! Simon Cowell is in search of some real star power to replace judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger in Season 2 of The X Factor, and it’s being reported that he’s offered one of the spots to Beyoncé Knowles. But is Bey really in the running, and just how much is Cowell willing to pay to make the FOX reality show a hit?
Simon Cowell is taking The X Factor in a new direction for the show’s second season, but first, he has to fill the seats recently vacated by judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger.
MediaTakeOut.com reports that Cowell has offered pop superstar Beyoncé Knowles one of the spots, and according to the site, he’s willing to put up some big bucks to have the Destiny’s Child alum join the cast of the FOX show.
Sources tell MTO that Simon has offered Bey a staggering $100 million annual salary to serve as a full-time judge on The X Factor. If the report is true (more about that in a second), and Knowles accepts Cowell’s offer, it would make her the highest paid TV star in history. Not too shabby.
But, consider the source….
MediaTakeOut was also the gossip site that had the web buzzing about Beyoncé and Jay Z‘s so-called decision to have Oprah Winfrey serve as their newborn daughter, Blue Ivy‘s godmother. Those rumors were later shut down by Winfrey’s BFF, Gayle King, who said that if Oprah was Blue Ivy’s godmother, it was news to her…and Oprah!
Tell us, if the rumors are, in fact true… Would Beyoncé Knowles be a good addition to The X Factor? Is $100 million a reasonable offer for the Destiny’s Child alum? Sound off in the Comments section below.
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