Britney Spears signs on to ‘X Factor’
After months of speculation, pop star Britney Spears has officially signed on as a judge for the second season of The X Factor, according to E! Online.
Rumors have swirled
about the singer joining the Fox singing competition, but today E!
reports that Spears will be paid between $15 and $16 million to join Simon Cowell and
L.A. Reid on the judging panel for the show’s next season, set to
premiere in early fall.
will replace one of two open seats on the bench left by outgoing judges
Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. Presently, the fourth judge slot
has not yet been signed, but the main rumor for that second seat is Demi Lavoto. Another spot that has not been filled yet is a host for Steve Jones.