Yes! YES! YESSSSSS!!! The news that so many faithful Britney Spears fans have been waiting for is here!!! Early last month we first heard that Simon Cowell was hoping to sign Britney Spears to judge the upcoming new season of The X Factor. Today we learn from E! News that Britney Spears has reportedly signed a $15 million dollar deal to judge the upcoming second season of The X Factor!!! As you may recall, our dear Britney teased yesterday that she had a big announcement to make today. Britney has still NOT made the news official herself but the word is out … she has signed on to judge The X Factor, y’all!!!!
Britney Spears and Simon Cowell are about to become TV’s next power couple. The pop princess is thisclose to signing a big-bucks deal to become a judge on X Factor, multiple sources have exclusively confirmed to E! News. After weeks of heavy negotiating, Britney’s team has finally agreed to a $15 million fee for the role. “Both camps were back and forth on the money but now they have finally come to agreement on the fee,” says one insider with intimate knowledge of the pending deal. “That was the big sticking point and now, thankfully, it’s been sorted. All they need to do now is work out the smaller points. The fact the money is now set, means that there is nothing stopping this from becoming a reality.” And this will be a package deal: coming along for the ride with Britney is fiancé Jason Trawick. A second source reveals that her soon-to-be husband, will become a producer on the show. “Jason is expected to be there every day Britney is on set. He is her rock and will help guide her through the process. He is the person she trusts the most,” the second source tells us. The deal will make Spears the highest paid judge on reality television, eclipsing Jennifer Lopez’s $12 million deal for American Idol. Barring any last-minute snafus, Spears will fill one of two X Factor judging vacancies after Cowell fired Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger at the close of the show’s first season. A rep for the X Factor would neither confirm nor deny whether Spears was even being considered. A Fox rep had no comment. However a production insider tells E! News that “this is an exciting time for [Britney]. It’ll be a fun project and she is welcoming the chance to mentor up-and-coming artists. She loves the idea of helping emerging talent get the recognition they deserve and is really looking forward to being on the show. She gets on very well with Simon. He has worked hard at persuading her to start this new chapter in her career. She is an icon, and the perfect example of what having the X Factor means. She’s really looking forward to the project and being able to connect with her fans.”
Again, keep in mind, we are still waiting for official confirmation … but the news should be out soon. As I understand it, Britney will start her work with The X Factor in mid-May and, thus far, a second judge hasn’t been chosen yet. I cannot with this … I am BEYOND EXCITED by this news!! I honestly did not want to get my hopes up about this … I just didn’t want to get all excited in case the deal fell thru. But I have to admit, I was very encouraged by the report we heard a few weeks ago that she was nearing this $15 million dollar deal. This is HUGE HUGE HUGE! We get to see Britney on TV every week!!!!! X Factor, I love you! You have gained a very loyal and faithful fan in me and I’m sure LEGIONS of other people by securing Britney Spears to judge your show. This is just really fantastic news … I am DYING of excitement and anticipation! GAAAAHHHHH!