Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Update: Britney Spears Near Signing On As New "X-Factor USA" Judge!


Simon Cowell's hit show "X-Factor USA" is almost set to begin again. However it is still missing 2 judges due to Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger's removal after season one.

Before her passing, Whitney Houston was about to begin talks to secure a seat at the judge's table on "X-Factor" and that would have been EPIC! [R.I.P]

Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Leanne Rimes and among others have all reportedly been rumored at one time to be a judge.

Well now, it seems one rumor is about to become true. Britney Spears is said to be very close to inking a deal. Deets below:

Via THR:

It's getting near that time. X Factor auditions -- the ones where the judges need to be present -- are due to start next month yet the panel is still missing two key members.

This week comes word that Britney Spears is nearing a deal to fill one of those seats. A source tells The Hollywood Reporter that X Factor was hoping to lock in the pop star for a cool $10 million, but with dad Jamie Spears steering the ship (he along with Spears' fiance, agent Jason Trawick, also controls her conservatorship), the Britney camp was holding out for $16 million.

Meanwhile, industry insiders and people around the Spears camp are genuinely concerned as to whether Spears will be able to competently handle having to give an opinion in a live setting. After all, this is a performer who hasn't done a proper interview in years, and one of the last that people remember -- 2006's teary sit-down with Matt Lauer -- was deemed by many to be a TV disaster.

At the same time, the public seems to be rooting for the long embattled starlet in what could be a classic comeback story.

So far, creator Simon Cowell and judge L.A. Reid have shown their public support for the idea but stopped short of announcing Spears' impending arrival. Reid was just asked about it on Monday during an appearance on Live with Kelly, saying: "I actually don’t know yet. I don’t know. I wanna know."

Side Note: Whatever the case, Simon Cowell needs to get the judge's panel together! It's been a minute. Congrats to Britney on the new gig. It's a good choice.

Btw... Britney Spears' Fiance Jason Trawick to Become Her Co-Conservator -> BIG MISTAKE!!!! He shouldn't be anywhere near her money. Period. That should be the case with anyone regardless of being a celebrity or not. That's a no no. Because if the relationship ever ends [Blank Stare] it is going to be messy.

Now the other judge's seat needs to go to an R&B singer. Be sure to tune in to season 2 of "The X-Factor USA" when it premieres later this year.

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