The X Factor USA head honcho Simon Cowell still wants to keep all of the show’s fans in the dark about its upcoming second season. The only thing he is willing to tell everyone is that it’s going to be much better than the first season. There have been rumors suggesting that everyone from Mariah Carey to Katy Perry will be filling the vacant judge’s spots at the table. Most recently, we’ve heard reports that pop princess Britney Spears has signed on for a cool $15 million.
Not that he’s willing to offer any type of confirmation — so are we going to have to wait until the second season makes its debut before we find out for sure who will be judging? Will he allow the media to continue the circus of speculation?
When speaking with former co-worker Ryan Seacrest, Simon said, “If it was my decision, one hundred percent. If we could get her, yeah.”
When Ryan’s co-host, Ellen K. spoke up to ask the mogul if Britney is up for the task, he said, “We’ll have to find out very soon, darling… If we’ve spoken to her. Don’t forget, there’s a lot of names that have been bandied around – some true, some false – but we’ve said to everyone we’ve spoken to we’ve got to keep quiet about it because you’ve got to wait until people sign up.”
He added, “But we’re very, very close.”
Do you want to see Britney sitting at that table with Simon and L.A. Reid?