Britney Spears is close to signing a $16 million deal to become a judge on The X Factor, a source has told US Weekly. "No paperwork has actually been signed yet, but they finally came to terms," the source says, noting that negotiations went on for a long time.
Previous reports indicated that Simon Cowell had offered the pop star $10 million to join the show, which dropped judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger after its first season in the hope of landing bigger names. If Spears signs on for $16 million, she would be one of the best-paid stars in reality television, alongside fellow pop stars Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Lopez.
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