E! Online is reporting that Britney Spears and Simon Cowell will join forces on the X-Factor this season. Britney’s been in negotiations for a few weeks now, and the details are slowly being released.
Multiple sources have confirmed, to E! News, that Britney will join the X-Factor.
A source said, “Both camps were back and forth on the money but now they have finally come to agreement on the fee.”
That fee? $15 million. The source also added, “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.”
That’s not all, Brit’s fiance, Jason Trawick will become a producer for the show. It will also make Britney the highest paid judge on TV, passing Jennifer Lopez’s $12 million deal on American Idol.
Simon Cowell said, in a conference call before the deal was leaked, “The fact that she’s one of the most talked about—not just pop stars, but people—in the world today means that you’ve got this star power. She’s still hot, she’s still having hit records, and she’s still controversial. There’s a reason for that.”
X-Factor returns to FOX in September.