Britney Spears Joins The X Factor: It's Official!

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Britney Spears will in fact be a judge on The X Factor this fall, sources have confirmed. The partnership was all but certain weeks ago, but now it's official.

After months of eight-figure negotiations, the star has finally signed her contract to join Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid as a judge on the Fox series.

Spears will get $15 million for one season of work.

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She had agreed in principle to the deal weeks ago and had spent the last few days working out the fine print, which has finally been ironed out.

"The contract is signed," reveals a source close to her. "There's been a lot of back and forth over the past few weeks, but she's on. It's all completed."

"She's ready for this," the insider continues. "She can't wait to sit down next to Simon at the judges' table and give this everything she's got."

Britney "is beyond excited about showing the world that she can do this, and do this well. This is the perfect next stage in her career."

Cowell blew up the cast at the end of its inaugural season, keeping Reid but firing judges Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and host Steve Jones.

With Britney on board, Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato have both been rumored for the final spot on the panel, with Lovato the favorite.

Will Britney make a good X Factor judge?

What about Demi?

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I really don't care who the hell Simon hires on his show....as long as those 2 idiots are finally gone, Abdul and Sherzlinger...WOW what a bunch of losers....i couldn't stand either one. One was dumber than the other...here's hoping Brittany lasts...with Simons ego, who knows for certain...to me, she is a good pick...we all have to just wait and see. If season 2 is anything like the first season, this show will definitely bomb...the kids that were on season 1 have not been heard from...so where are they? and whatever happened to the winner Melanie Amaro??? she did that lousy Pepsi commercial, and that bombed out big time...i don't see this show lasting..i'm suprised it lasted thru season one....lol

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I DON'T CARE WHO SIMON GETS ON HIS SHOW, THEY WON'T BE THERE LONG!!! THERE IS NOT ENOUGH ROOM FOR SIMONS EGO AND ANYBODY THAT ACTUALLY HAS ANY TALLENT. HE HAS RUN OFF THE TWO GIRLS FROM LAST YEAR THAT COULD ACTUALLY SING AND ALMOST RAN OFF THAT RANDY CLONE. HE WILL NEVER BE HAPPY WITH ANYBODY. HE SHOULD JUDGE ALONE!!!!

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I WANT DEMI AND BRITNEY SPEARS !!
xx

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LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

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you might get more popular than the beatles. thats who i started rocking with back in the 60's young.
i still listen to your music when it's time to mellow out. it'great.
still love you 2.
Dave

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Born
Birthplace
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Full Name
Britney Jean Spears

Britney Spears Quotes

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Britney Spears [on New York City]

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