May 11, 2012 11:00 AM by Gina Hall
Simon Cowell likes big, flashy and sometimes white-trashy. Rumors are flying that Cowell will use the upcoming “American Idol” finale to introduce Britney Spears as a celebrity judge for the next iteration of “X-Factor.”
HollywoodLife.com is reporting that Spears has signed the documents, or is close to doing so, that will cement one of the biggest celebrity judge grabs in TV history. How will X-Factor launch strategy register with Idol producers? Cowell’s left a bad taste in the Idol producers mouths after ditching the show for more lucrative pastures with the new X-Factor. But this news is HUGE and would likely jump the aging Idol series ratings into the stratosphere.
Spears’s deal is allegedly worth $15 million according to E! Online. And that’s only for one season! It’s a pretty nice paycheck for the singer who’s career has been stalling, musically, as of late. A source told E! that “a lot of back and forth over the past few weeks as they negotiated small details, but she’s on. It’s all completed and Britney is beyond excited.” So are we Britney, so are we. What Britney can we expect remains to be seen. The professional singer with her act pulled together or the white hot mess of tabloid fame? Either personality would be deliciously entertaining and would bring millions of eyeballs to the show.
Spears will join Demi Lovato on the show, while other rumored judges include: LeAnn Rimes, Miley Cyrus, Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry and Janet Jackson. Jackson recently confirmed that she had to pass due to scheduling conflict.
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Topics: American Idol, FOX Reality TV Shows, Reality TV Listings, Simon Cowell, The X Factor |
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