Pop singer Britney Spears is nearing a deal to take over one of the vacant judging positions on Simon Cowell’s talent show, The X Factor USA.
Reportedly, Britney’s fiance Jason Trawick is almost done negotiating the contract and it could be signed, sealed and delivered as early as next week.
Reports were circulated recently suggesting that Simon had shown interest in having the pop singer judge the talent competition. Other names that have been thrown in the hat are Pink, Katy Perry, Mariah Carey and even Whitney Houston, before her untimely passing.
According to reports, Simon approached Britney about joining the show. The Hollywood Reporter has more details:
Recently, reports surfaced that the pop superstar was interested in joining the panel, but according to an insider, it was show creator Simon Cowell who made the initial approach. Spears is signed to Sony Music’s RCA Records, which absorbed her original label Jive in 2011 and has exclusive music rights to X Factor artists.
Ever since Simon Cowell fired Nicole Scherzinger, Paula Abdul and host Steve Jones, there has been nothing but rumors about who he’s going to get to replace the ousted X Factor employees.
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