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Britney Spears

Closing $15 MILLION Deal

To Judge 'X Factor'

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

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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I'm glad to see her working, it's what she needs to do to keep her focused and productive, but... is it really a good idea for her to judge other's talents when she lip-sync's? Have you ever seen the youtube video of her "real" singing, when someone recorded the feed through her microphone at one of her concerts? It's HORRIBLE. Go to youtube and search for "Britney Spears real voice live" - she really has no business judging anyone else's voice.

920 days ago

My Big Salami    

15 MILLION and K-FED will get half somehow?....Dude won the LOTTO and it keeps gettin better!

920 days ago


This would probibly be a good time for me to buy some stock in asprin. If people actually get bored enough to watch this...sales will go through the roof.

920 days ago


This will be Nicole Scherzinger 2.0, Brit Brit will be just like Nicole and won't be able to make her mind up, give advise or teach them anything. Will she have to ask her dad for is advise before she can vote on who she likes or dislikes.

920 days ago


Pride comes before a fall and Simon is so full of pride he doesn't yet realize that this is yet another epic fail of his.

920 days ago


Britney Spears judging X Factor is like Snooki judging a Sobriety Show. One knows nothing about the other. While we are at it why don't we get Kevin Federline to judge a weight loss competition. This is a frickin joke! An auto tuned "singer" is going to judge people's singing. Yeah ok.........

920 days ago


so the 15 million geos to everybody but her??

920 days ago

just because    

i thought it was a done deal? Atleast that's what the other 10,000 news corporations reported who all report the same stories everyday.

920 days ago


Unbelievable! Or maybe Simon is as smart as a fox..... how many people will tune in just to see this stupid airhead make a fool of herself?

920 days ago

just because    

i think it is about time we allow news to be copyrighted. Because I am SO F'ING SICK OF HEARING THE SAME STUFF OVER AND OVER BY 10,000 DIFFERENT NEWS CORPORATIONS.

920 days ago

just because    

atleast TMZ is the first to report on stuff. thats why it is the first website i visit everytime i wake up. BUT THEN I HAVE TO HEAR THE SAME STORIES OVER AND OVER ON EVERY OTHER WEBSITE AND NEWS CHANNEL. something has to change.

920 days ago


Am here as sirhustler and i appreciate what Dr dre an snoop and doing to keep tupac alive kudos to them.

920 days ago


She is mentally deficient and really shouldn't be out in public unattended. Seriously. If this story is true, they are trying to take advantage of a mentally challenged person for $$$.

920 days ago


Gives her something to do.

920 days ago


long live to TUPAC and thanks to dr dre and snoop and the organizers of the whole event this is a thing that have neva be seen in the world again. I as sirhustler say big up to all those involved.

920 days ago
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