Britney Spears and Demi Lovato will be judges on the second season of “The X Factor.”
They will be joining returning judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid on the four-person judging panel. Simon confirmed the news at the FOX upfront in New York, tweeting the following message and photo above. “Can’t believe it’s finally happened. Very exciting!@TheXFactorUSA #xfactor #SimonBritneyDemiLa ”
“I’m absolutely delighted Britney and Demi are joining us,” Simon added in a press release. “Britney remains one of the biggest stars in the world, she’s talented, fascinating — and I believe she knows exactly how to spot ‘The X Factor.’ Demi’s had an amazing career in music, TV and film for someone her age. She’s young, confident, and enthusiastic. I think it’s really important that she speaks to our younger audience. The new panel will be dynamic and will work really well with the changes we are making to the show.”
“I couldn’t be more excited to join ‘The X Factor’ judging panel,” Britney said. “I’m a huge fan of the show and now I get to be a part of the action. Simon and L.A. better watch out!”
“I’m so thrilled to join this legendary group of judges on ‘The X Factor,’” Demi added. “To be able to spend each week with Simon, L.A. and Britney watching the best that America has to offer is truly a dream come true.”
So how much did Britney end up earning for her 1-year stint? GO HERE TO FIND OUT!
Posted Monday, May 14th, 2012 at 4:16pm
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After months and months of negotiating (and millions of dollars on the line), Britney Spears has officially signed on to join Simon Cowell as a judge on The X-Factor.
Spears signed on the dotted line earlier this week, E! confirms. Spears will earn $15 million for ONE SEASON. Can you believe that!?
“The contract is signed,” reveals source close to the star. “There’s been a lot of back and forth over the past few weeks as they negotiated the small details, but she’s on. It’s all completed and Britney is beyond excited.”
Cowell blew up the show’s cast at the end of its inaugural season, firing judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger and host Steve Jones. Since then, he’s been searching for the perfect panel in hopes of boosting the show’s second-season ratings.
“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. She is excited about showing the world that she can do this, and do this well. This is the perfect next stage in her career. Both Britney and Simon are very excited to work together.”
This will be Britney’s first network TV project since her short-lived Britney & Kevin: Chaotic reality series with ex-husband Kevin Federline.
Now we’re just waiting for Cowell and crew to finalize the fourth judge (names floated in recent days include Spears’ fellow former Disney princesses Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato, but neither has been confirmed) and name a new host—or, possibly, hosts. That announcement is expected by the time Fox announces its fall schedule at the upfronts on Monday.
I am really curious to see how all this pans out. Britney has always been really awkward live. When she’s performing – she does amazing. But you ask her opinion, or get her to talk, and she really seems to clam up! Only time will tell whether or not it was a good investment.
Posted Thursday, May 10th, 2012 at 8:08am
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Demi Lovato is closing a deal to join Britney Spears in the Judges’ seat for Season 2 of The X Factor!
There were two seats open after Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul left the show after season 1. Rumor has it Simon Cowell is particular about his judges (and why shouldn’t he be?), and wants a brunette for the panel, perhaps to go along with the now-blonde Spears?
It’s hard to say. Still, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the Lovato camp is in negotiations to have the 19-year-old star judge, in hopes that her youth appeal will be a pull for Cowell. A younger judge could bring in a younger audience to the show.
L.A. Reid, Epic Records Chair, is staying on from season 1.
Posted Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 at 12:12pm
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$30 million dollars!!
Ryan Seacrest will be back as the American Idol host for two-more years, after signing a contract worth a reported $30 million!
The deal cements Ryan’s place for seasons 12 and 13.
While the judges seem to come and go, Seacrest has been with the show since it’s 2002 debut.
“It’s been a wild ride, and I’m excited for my journey with ‘American Idol’ to continue,” said Seacrest in a statement, calling it a “dream job.”
I think Ryan Seacrest is the only watchable part of ‘American Idol’ especially during the auditions!
Posted Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 at 8:08am
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Britney Spears is in final negotiations to fill one of the open judging seats on ‘The X Factor’! Apparently Britney’s fiance, Jason Trawick, is negotiating a contract to be signed as early as next week.
According to Deadline, the singer is reportedly being offered $10 million to join the show’s second season!
No official word from FOX has been released.
Would you be more inclined to watch if Britney was on the judging panel?
Posted Friday, March 9th, 2012 at 9:09am
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Lindsay Lohan just sat before Judge Stephanie Sautner for her probation progress report, and the judge proudly announced “You’re in the home stretch!”
TMZ reports Sautner was impressed, for the third time in a row, that Lindsay completed her required community service and therapy sessions. Sautner said, “You seem to be getting your life back on track.”
Lindsay only has one more progress hearing left, set for March 29th. She must complete her final 14 days of community service at the L.A. County morgue, and attend five more therapy sessions.
After she completes this, she’ll go on informal probation, meaning she just needs to obey all laws.
Posted Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 10:10am
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