Britney Spears has reportedly reached a deal with “The X Factor” that will give her 15-million dollars to take a seat at the judges’ table. A source close to the situation tells TheWrap.com that the pop star and Simon Cowell’s show have agreed upon the deal, but nothing has been signed yet. Spears is expected to get 13-million for working alongside Cowell, L.A. Reid and another still-unnamed judge, with the remaining two-million dollars coming as a bonus for performing on the Fox show. Last month, the singer reportedly rejected a ten-million-dollar offer, and was said to be asking for 20-million. While she didn’t get that much, Spears still tops Jennifer Lopez’s 12-million dollar payday as a judge on “American Idol.”
Spears will be filling one of the seats left open after Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger were let go from “The X Factor.” The first set of auditions for the new season are already under way, with the show scheduled to premiere in September.