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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?

 

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Britney Spears is somewhat intimidated by Simon Cowell and is insisting on a “no bullying” clause in her contract with The X Factor, according to reports.

The pop superstar is about to sign a $15 million deal to join the talent show, but not before she was assured that she won’t fall victim to Cowell's attacks.

He can be a little intimidating, after all.

“Britney has huge respect for Simon as a producer but at the same time she can't help but be a little bit scared of him,” says a source close to the singer.

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The source in Spears' camp says she is ready for the surprising new project, and is going to great lengths to ensure that the role she plays is to her liking.

“She’s excited about being part of the show but also mindful of the kind of role she is going to play on the X Factor judging panel," says the insider.

“Britney doesn’t want to be the one trading verbal blows with Simon; she knows she would come off worse. She wants to be projected in the right way."

"Britney wants to be the one nurturing talent. She’ll leave the nasty stuff to Simon.”

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It's actually happening. Britney Spears is going to become a judge on The X Factor, with a deal pending to pay her $15 million for the role, E! News reports.

"Both camps were going back and forth on the money but now they have finally come to agreement on the fee," says one insider with knowledge of the contract.

"That was the big sticking point and now, thankfully, it's been sorted."

"All they need to do now is work out the smaller points. The fact the money is now set, means that there is nothing stopping this from becoming a reality."

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Coming along for the ride with Britney is fiance Jason Trawick. A second source reveals that her soon-to-be husband will become a producer on the show.

The source says of Trawick, who will soon gain control of her affairs:

"Jason is expected to be there every day Britney is on set. He is her rock and will help guide her through the process. He is the person she trusts the most."

When final, the deal will make Britney Spears the highest paid judge on reality TV, eclipsing Jennifer Lopez's $12 million for American Idol Season 11.

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Britney Spears is reportedly still in talks to join The X Factor.

It's unclear if she'll really end up doing it, but it's not as far-fetched as it first seemed. According to People, it looks like the gig is more than a remote possibility.

"There have been talks" with Spears and her team, a source says "Anything is possible." Reveals a second source: "I've heard they are in negotiations."

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Should Spears, 30, fill one of the open judge seats on the reality competition, she would likely slow the rampant speculation about who will join the cast.

Janet Jackson and Avril Lavigne have been rumored as well. Last week, a new report suggested Spears wanted $20 million to take the gig and the show balked.

"Are we flattered that there could be interest? Yes," Simon Cowell told reporters on a conference call last month of Spears. But he wouldn't confirm anything.

"I've learned a big lesson: Keep your mouth shut."

Hmm. Thoughts on Britney joining 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 ...

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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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Simon Cowell is reportedly putting a sizable amount of money where his headline-making mouth is.

A week after telling Billy Bush he's "fascinated" by Britney Spears and impressed by her "star power" and "resilience," reports are now surfacing that Cowell and The X Factor producers have offered the pop sensation $10 million to come on board as a season two judge.

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The news comes soon after Janet Jackson turned down a rumored X Factor offer and a few weeks after Cowell shot down the notion that he made a $100 million offer to Beyonce.

No word yet from Spears or any reps regarding the possibility of her hiring, but should she accept this deal? Would Britney make a strong X Factor judge?

 

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She can't exactly carry a tune, and she's never been known for her quick wit or intelligence... but her songs are sure catchy.

And is there any doubt she's rake in the ratings?

According to Us Weekly, Britney Spears has reached out to Simon Cowell and The X Factor producers in order to campaign for spot on the season two judging table.

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If Britney's name is really in the mix, it would be included with other famous ones such as Beyonce, Pink, Fergie, and perhaps the most likely candidate, Janet Jackson.

Do you think Spears would make a good X Factor judge?