Let’s just say the ink is drying on the paper as we speak for Britney Spears to be the next judge on X-Factor. She will join Jessica Simpson and Christina Aguilera as another pop princess to take over primetime TV if the deal gets sealed. Sources are saying she is “this close” to penning a $10 million deal that would be huge for both her and X-Factor. She would replace Paula Abdul, who became a household name again with her stint on American Idol and last year’s X-Factor. Well that takes care of the trainwreck replacement! Britney should fill that one well!
The show still will have to find a replacement for Nicole Scherzinger who was booted from the show along with Abdul. There have been rumors of Janet Jackson that have since been shot down. Plus, Mariah Carey seemed to be big deal that X-Factor was trying for but my guess would be if Britney’s in, Mariah’s out!
Kelly Clarkson, American Idol’s first winner, also inked a similar kush job for a new show called “Duets” that will premiere on ABC soon. She’ll join Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles, Lionel Richie and Robin Thicke to mentor the group singing competition. How many can we have on TV at one time before it’s overload?! It seems Hollywood’s new career moves are to get pregnant or get a singing show to judge and you’re set!
Some fans are reacting good and bad to the news:
Protective fan Nick Harris tweeted, “Dear @britneyspears please don’t do the X factor…. Leave those shows for nobodies like christina, please and thank you!”
A Britney fan from Manila tweeted, “If @britneyspears on X Factor USA will pursue, Im gonna watch every single episode! Hello? She’s been out of the television for like decades.”
Mmmmm! I still miss this Britney: