Britney Spears joining ‘X Factor’ for $15M, reports say

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Britney Spears will be a slave 4 Simon Cowell, reports say.

The oft-troubled pop starlet with a long string of hits (‘I’m a Slave 4 You,’ ‘Toxic,’ etc.) looks to be joining Cowell’s ‘The X Factor’ after an epic negotiation, with a reported $15 million payday.

The figure, if accurate, would instantly make Spears among TV’s highest-paid stars. The singer’s personal and financial affairs have been under the conservatorship of her father for the last several years after she suffered a highly publicized emotional meltdown.


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However, none of the parties involved is willing to confirm anything. A Fox spokeswoman gave Show Tracker a ‘no comment,’ while a spokeswoman for Cowell wouldn’t even confirm that the show was talking with Spears.

‘X Factor’ is looking to fill up its judges’ table after Cowell dumped first-season judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul. Cowell and fellow judge L.A. Reid will return for season 2 in the fall.

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