Britney Spears rejects $10M X Factor deal

Pop princess Britney Spears has rejected an offer to be a judge on the second season of Simon Cowell’s X Factor. The star backed out of a $10 million deal because it wasn’t enough — she wants $20 million. She’s also reportedly considering an offer to become, like Celine Dion, a resident performer at a Las Vegas hotel in the fall instead. But there’s hope yet for the singing competition. With Spears out of the running, Cowell is said to have his sights set on a new young star to fill the empty judge’s chair — Adele. A source tells UK newspaper Daily Star that Cowell is impressed with her recent success and that he “recognizes that true musicianship and a serious approach can bring a lot of credibility and an extra dimension to his show.” There’s been no confirmation of an official offer yet but with former judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger out, Fox will have to work quickly to find some big names to back X Factor, especially with the next season of NBC’s The Voice competing for ratings in the fall. ~Kayla Thompson

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  1. TheTruth • March 12, 2012 @ 9:58 AM

    It surprises me that after all this time Britney is still able to command such high fees. She would be a good judge since she knows the business good and bad, in and out.

    Adele should not be a judge for the x-factor, she has too much talent. Simon would wreck her with promises of glory and plunder only to drive her into the ground, and move onto his next big thing.

  2. Lee • March 12, 2012 @ 10:02 AM

    So Britney just has so many offers she can basically poo poo this one? pfft!

  3. Martha • March 12, 2012 @ 10:59 AM

    Simon Cowell’s got some high hopes if he thinks he can get Adele…I really hope she blows him off too. She’s worth so much more than his stupid show!!

  4. Susan • March 12, 2012 @ 11:05 AM

    A little greedy aren’t we Britney…I wonder if she’ll sell out and take the X Factor gig if they offer her 20 million

  5. Germain • March 12, 2012 @ 6:11 PM

    How can you judge talent when you have none, trailer trash ho!!

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