Britney Spears: Playing Hardball, Asking For $20 Million to Judge The X Factor?

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Britney Spears has rejected a $10 million offer to judge the next season of The X Factor, and is angling for $20 million instead, The Wrap reports.

The $10 million offer was negged weeks ago, according to an individual in Spears' camp. She's looking for more money - or another option entirely.

The 30-year-old singer is instead thinking about an offer to become a resident performer at a Las Vegas hotel in the fall, a la Celine Dion. Hmm ...

Britney Spears in a Black Dress

What Fox has shelled out for The X Factor judges so far pales in comparison to what Spears is looking for. Paula Abdul was paid $2.5 million for the last season.

She was also fired, as were Nicole Scherzinger and host Steve Jones.

The X Factor is already recording its audition phase, but won’t need the judges until the end of May, and the show is said to be desperately seeking a big name.

Fox won't comment. Spears won't comment. Simon Cowell's camp won't comment. Fox's upfronts are May 14, so look for ... something to happen by then.

Would Britney be a good X Factor judge?

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Britney Spears [on New York City]

MTV has long played an important role in my career. How can I not be there to kick off their 25th VMAs?

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