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Britney Spears: 'X Factor' Judging Deal in the Works?

Britney Spears: 'X Factor' Judging Deal in the Works?

Britney Spears is nearing a deal to be a judge on next season of The X Factor, THR reports.

The 30-year-old pop princess was reportedly approached by Simon Cowell, who created the show and serves as a judge alongside L.A. Reid as well.

THR reports that Britney‘s fiance, Jason Trawick, is negotiating the contract and that it could be signed as early as next week.

The X Factor underwent a shakeup after last season – host Steve Jones and judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul are all being replaced.

WOULD YOU BE MORE LIKELY to watch The X Factor if Britney Spears were a judge?

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  • brian

    britney? judging?

    LMAO. that girl can’t even sing.

    SIMON IS MUST BE DESPERATE.

  • miley

    YES, PLEASE!!!

  • Dana

    How is she going to be able to function on that show without someone telling her what to say and what to do? Does she realize that she will not be able to lip-synch? I suspect that she was offered the spot because the producers want to attract those who always seem to enjoy watching a trainwreck. This poor thing should retire and enjoy her time at home.

  • Maria

    JLO is way better than Brit

  • Lisa

    Hey Just Jared,
    Here is a story that you should post. STOP KONY 2012.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4MnpzG5Sqc

  • Marisa

    She is going to be great. Didn’t watch the show last year but definitely will now.

  • dobbi

    Yes! I’ll watch if Brit is on!

  • Trainwreak

    The xfactor will still not be able to compete with The voice and Idol.Britney can’t sing and she can’t speak either. Her favs words are awesome, cool, like …She will be a hot mess and a robot. Jlo is the total package on Idol, she has the looks ,and she knows what she is talking about. Christina knows what she is talking about on the voice andshe can sing.

  • Paly

    Lol that’s not a flattering picture of Brit Jared

  • ace11

    She looks so Old & Gone

    what is she 50?

  • Comical

    I like her (in fact I used to love her music) but SERIOUSLY??? I don’t care how many albums she’s sold or how famous she is. The industry in which these contestants want to be a part of broke Britney down….no one is forgetting the shaved head incident….ever…when it comes to performing she’s not been quite right since.

  • JL

    She would bring in ratings.

  • j

    I will watch the show if Mariah Carey is the judge.

  • Lisa

    HEY Simon X FACTOR SUCKS !

  • Paly

    I miss the old Brit

  • t

    that seems so outside her comfort zone but i’d definitely be more likely to watch

  • Greg

    I would watch but I really wanted Cherly Cole to be in it. She would be worth 10 million.

  • http://website,computer Dave From Canada

    Simon’s brain malfuntioned when he made this decision. Britney Spears has become a parody of a pop star(or whatever it is that she’s supposed to be.)

  • [~Fug Face Man!ston~]

    …the funniest part about this is how desperate simon cowell has become.
    .
    …there’s tons of reasons why this is a hilariously bad idea. i’ve give you one – she cant speak for herself.

  • man

    people keep forgetting that Paula Abudl has not sang live once she even did a performance on AI lip singing…..sooooo britney will be fine!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP4UunQ36HM

  • [~Fug Face Man!ston~]

    @Paly: …That’s her face (covered in makeup). it’s probably the best photo jared could find. want him to use one of her when she was 18?

  • Lynn

    a person who cannot sing live is going to judge live performances….she cannot even express herself properly in words… GOD HELP US!!

  • Edward

    Although I do concur that she has a limited vocabulary when she presents herself in the media but i think she’s a great fit for the show given that it’s a show that not completely about singing. I wouldn’t underestimate her quite yet i think she has a sufficient background about the business and i hope the show brings out a different side to her like the one i saw in her documentary.

  • jvds

    of course they’re going to try to hire her. Simon’s mad he didn’t get the ratings he wanted/was boasting about and imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. When one show has a pop sensation time to get the other…

  • https://twitter.com/ilovejamyl ILJ

    Kindly note that X-Factor is not just about singing, she grew up in front of the lime light — we saw her ups and downs.. so Britney is qualified and has the right to be a judge. :-)

  • Paly

    @[~Fug Face Man!ston~]: Yes! I want that Brit. She has radically changed :(

  • Lisa

    @Greg: YES Cheryl would be AWESOME !

  • Hello , is she awake?

    If jlo can do it Britney can too. But she has to stop taking sedatives and other downers.

  • Sayer

    @brian: Never mind can’t tven singing. She’s brain dead. An fugly.

  • lola

    I’m glad Brit will be on the show. also, glad that anyone ANYONE ELSE will be on the show, just NOT LEANN THE GRINCH FACE RIMES. WILL STOP WATCHING IF HER FUGLY PUSS SHOWS UP ON THE SHOW

  • Wake up

    News flash: Britney Spears is one of the most famous and successful female stars in the WORLD! She actually has a really good voice, very unique, pure and full of soul. She chooses to lip sync because her voice is not very strong live while dancing. To be honest, I’d rather hear that over another singer’s obnoxious loud droning voice. So what if she doesn’t sing live? She still consistently makes better songs than any other female singer out there. She has the X-factor, which is what Simon is looking for, so she is the perfect choice for a judge.

  • itstrueagain

    I can’t take it! And, I would never watch that show.

  • charles

    she know about the bussnisses, and that x factor need, she is a pop legend, yes she is not good singer, her dance cam be better yes, she can help to all these wanna be becouse she knows …

  • dan

    now that i got only one thing why i might watch x factor!!

  • Bluzulu

    Good gig! Good for her. Girl is gonna make bank!

  • Sherri

    Honestly, I don’t think it quite matters whether or not a person is qualified to be a judge. As long as they have the potential to up the ratings, then they’re in the running for the position. @Comical:

  • Sherri

    And how does one ‘express’ themselves ‘properly?’

    @Lynn:

  • Comical

    @Sherri:

    Yes you’re right. I’ve actually made the following statement to others before and on more than one occasion..”it’s a tv show first and a singing competition second”.

  • Triangle

    The X Factor isn’t really focused soley on the singing(as Chris Rene made it to the top 3 last year). It is focused on finding someone with that “it” or “x” factor. Britney obvioulsy has it, seeing as she’s a pop superstar. Would she be a good judge? I don’t know. But she does know a thing ortwo about success based on having the x factor.

  • sammy

    yay! i’d actually watch if she was on!
    finally a legitimately successful music artist with longevity and staying power.
    not saying that judges like xtina and paula abdul haven’t enjoyed thier success, but britney is the only judge out of all others that has left their mark on the music industry.
    hope this happens

  • Talent

    How funny !!! Hahaha Britney on talent show?

  • sharon

    OMG, I WOULD NOT MISS ONE EPISODE IF BRITNEY WAS ON THERE, SHE IS THE POP PRINCESS AND SHE IS AMAZING!!!

  • sharon

    @sammy: SO TRUE!!

  • sharon

    @brian: NO ONE COMPARES TO BRITNEY!, SHE HAS SHOWN THE WORLD HER TALENT, WHAT SHE HAS IS RARE AND SIMON KNOWS IT, SHE DRAWS PEOPLE TO HER, PEOPLE LOVE HER, SHE IS SO TALANTED, SAW HER IN CONCERT, NO BODY DOES IT BETTER.

  • sharon

    @brian: @Talent: WHATS SO FUNNY, BET YOU NEVER BEEN TO A CONCERT OF HERS, SHE HAS THE CROUD UNDER A SPELL THE ENTIRE TIME, SHE IS AMAZING!

  • sharon

    @brian: @Dana: I HAVE BEEN TO HER CONCERTS, WITH ALL THE ENERGY SHE PUTS OUT DOING A SHOW, SHE COULD JUST STAND THERE AND SING BUT WITH A SHOW OF HER KIND YOU HAVE TO DO WHAT IT TAKES TO GET IT DONE, SHE IS NOT JUST A SINGER SHE PUTS ON A SHOW!

  • hotflash

    Turns out that this is NOT true. She is NOT going to be the judge, AND her wedding has even been cancelled. Wake up people. Wake up Jared and print the real news.

  • Debby

    Love Britney!! Can’t wait to hear her comments and to see her face in the television!! Love Britney Forever!!

  • gimmeguy

    I hope britney gets it….if only to piss off christina haguilera on that re-re show the voice – when the x-factor starts beating it in the ratings!!! xtina looks more n more like cyndi lauper these days……..the 80s cyndi lol…….whitney was true singer who hit those notes not screaming xtina or mariah…..britney can sing but prefers to do shows with back-up……her prerogative and makes for a great show…..and when she sings ballads…….shes good.

  • gimmeguy

    thank u………

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