Britney Spears Reportedly Joins 'The X Factor' For $15 Million
May 11, 2012 at 3:52 AM (PT)
THE X FACTOR has come to terms with BRITNEY SPEARS to become a judge for the show's second season, a person familiar with the deal told THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. SPEARS will reportedly earn $15 million on the show. THE CHICAGO SUN-TIMES reports "the person was not authorized to publicly discuss details and spoke on condition of anonymity."
PAULA ABDUL and NICOLE SCHERZINGER exited as judges in JANUARY, along with host STEVE JONES, leaving producer SIMON COWELL to retool the lineup which includes himself and ANTONIO "L.A." REID.
HOWARD STERN, who recently joined NBC's "America’s Got Talent," quickly jumped on the choice, saying "I think BRITNEY is going to stand there and eat a lollipop and wear a sexy outfit and I don't expect great opinions out of her. I'll tune in and see what kind of a train wreck she is."