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Britney Spears

Closing $15 MILLION Deal

To Judge 'X Factor'

4/18/2012 9:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Britney Spears and X Factor have struck a deal
Britney Spears
and "X Factor" have struck a deal that will line the singer's pocket to the tune of $15 million for next season ... TMZ has learned.

We're told Britney's team and "X Factor" big wigs are working out "the fine points" of the deal, but the major terms are locked. 

Once the final contract is drafted and signed ... it will go to Jamie Spears, Britney's daddy and conservator, as well as lawyers for the conservatorship. If they sign off, it must then go to the judge who oversees the conservatorship for approval.

Sources connected with the deal tell us ... it's a "virtual certainty" everyone will sign off. By the way, we're told Jason Trawick is "very involved" in the negotiations.

Simon Cowell, the "X Factor" Executive Producer, told us on TMZ Live Tuesday, "I would love to have her on the show. I think she would be a fascinating person to sit next to." Simon said they may make an announcement within a week.

Britney would fill one of two vacant seats on the judging panel. She's also way more expensive than the castoffs -- Nicole Scherzinger reportedly pulled in $1.5 million, while Paula Abdul raked in $2.5 mil.

"X Factor" refused to confirm or deny our story.

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61.

PornHallOfShamer    

Trailer trash pop tart Brit will fit right in judging XF. These Generation Suck talent shows are full of freaks and weirdos who are only allowed to sing R&B. These shows are all about the judges. They get intimidated or offended if someone sings too good. That's why the best acts never win.

826 days ago
62.

TH    

15 Million ya'll? You have got to be sh1tting me.. Britney is an idiot. She has no education, no deductive reasoning skills, can not sing, and has terrible judgement. She is a train wreck waiting to happen. She is like watching someone on a tightrope and hoping to see them fall.

She can not judge talent, because she wouldn't know talent if it was injected in her arm or snorted up her nose. It is not her fault, but she is a victim of her lack of intelligence. She is an entertainer, not an artist. She is a performer and not a singer/song writer. Seeing her alive and Whitney dead just makes me scratch my head and proves there is no god. The fact that the true talents die and the crap is left over is just proving point...

826 days ago
63.

SmittenKitten    

I really don't agree that she is talented enough herself to judge others.. but I can say that I am glad to see her looking so well and keeping busy.. no more crazyface..

826 days ago
64.

kate    

This should be interesting because Simon Cowell won't "own" Britney like he did Paula and the other girl. I think she'll stand up to the boys at the table!

826 days ago
65.

Jay W.     

Foghorn Leghorn said, "Brits a nice mannered kid, just a little on the dumb side."

826 days ago
66.

Jane    

Britney is nasty! She's not worth that much money. STD's are gross... www.bitly.com/I6rrzy (Picture of Valtrex Britney) LOL

826 days ago
67.

flmermaid    

If Britney's Spears opinion on other peoples talent is worth 15 million, this means that the sponsors of this show are over charging the public to buy their products. This is really sick that these entertainers make such outrageous money. We the public are buying over priced products to compensate these outrageous salaries. No wonder everything is so expensive. The public needs to wake up and stop supporting this kind of crap on tv.

826 days ago
68.

walt millos    

The X Factor soon to become the Crazy Factor!

826 days ago
69.

Rick    

Every show Britney has guest starred on has been one the shows highest rated episodes. Simon knows what he is doing.

826 days ago
70.

Cool Breeze    

Are the going to have that spoiled whining ass rachel crow on again?

826 days ago
71.

_Taterman    

Wow, $15 million for an over hyped lip singer / "train wreck on a leash" to judge others for one season, remarkable!!

826 days ago
72.

Bruno    

I'll watch. Just in case she has a meltdown, ya'all everyone with a fake English accent or has a pink-wig-non-sequitur moment...

826 days ago
73.

really    

over paying by $14,999,999.99 nice job Simon, that's twice you have been f*cked then robbed!

826 days ago
74.

Cooper    

Ridiculous......

826 days ago
75.

MyOpinionOnly    

So a singer who is famous for not really singing her songs is actually going to try and give advice to some REAL singers??? Yeah, that should suffice. Not interested and not going to watch, Britney is NOT A SINGER. She is so overly autotuned and always has been. Simon is just pissed that he got his azz whooped by AI this year and his show flopped big time. Good riddance!

826 days ago
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