Britney Spears to join US X Factor?

Britney Spears Rumours of Britney Spears joining the US X Factor judges have been circulating for about a month now and it seems there might be some truth in them. While there's still been no official word that she's definitely joining the team, but multiple sources are reporting the news that she's finally hit on a deal with Simon Cowell and she'll be joining the show for the next series.

A source has told E that money was a big sticking point in the deal. Perez Hilton reported that she turned down the original $10million offer, but now there's gossip of the figure being raised to $15million. That would make her the highest paid judge on the series and mean that she's racking up wages $3million higher than American Idol's Jennifer Lopez.

Cowel said a couple of months back that he'd 'take her in a heartbeat', and he needs to pull something major out of the bag. The debut show wasn't as successful as he'd hoped and he's had to axe Paula Abdul and Nicole Sherzinger. Maybe this deal will be just what the show needs.

Things aren't that simple, though. Since her breakdown in 2008, Spears lost her legal autonomy. She can't sign any contracts without approval from her father. Fans of the show are willing the deal to be confimed, but it's not signed and sealed just yet.

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