Pop star diva Briney Spears can now add judge of The X Factor to her ridiculously long list of achievements. Back in March, rumors sparked about the starlet potentially joining judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid, but nothing was confirmed. E! News reports Spears signed a $15 million contract to judge one season of the popular singing competition show. Would you expect anything less for the one and only Britney Spears?
A source exclusively tells E! that the contract is signed, and Spears is thrilled for this next phase in her career. “The contract is signed,” said the source. “There’s been a lot of back and forth over the past few weeks as they negotiated the small details, but she’s on. It’s all completed and Britney is beyond excited,” according to E! News. Based on speculations we’re guessing the “back and forth” was over el dinero. Glad they worked that out because everything about her on X Factor is so early 2000s when Britney ruled, and we’re loving it. Now, inquiring minds wonder, how will she gel with Simon Cowell? Cowell is notorious for cut throat critiques of the contestants, but he’ll also rip a new one to his colleagues. He fired judges Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and host Steve Jones after the first season.
As a southern country girl at heart we hope Britney can roll with the proverbial punches Cowell is likely to throw. Does Britney have the chops to judge alongside Simon and L.A. Reid? Vote to let us know if you think she can hang.
It’s Official: Britney Spears Signs X Factor Deal! [Eonline.com]
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