Reports this week that said Britney was considering a $10 million offer to host next fall’s season of “The X Factor” are out of date, according to a representative of Spears’ camp.
“The singer rejected that offer three weeks ago and is instead thinking about an offer to become a resident performer at a Las Vegas hotel in the fall, a la Celine Dion.”
Sources say that Fox desperately needs a big name on the judge’s panel of Simon Cowell’s show, now that NBC’s hit show “The Voice” will be competing with them in the fall.
Spears is said to want $20 million in order to consider becoming the host next season.
NBC has put its money where its mouth is, paying Christina Aguilera in the upwards of $10 million to come back and judge on “The Voice” and they’ve given handsome paychecks, if not as much, to the other judges as well.
That pales in comparison to what Fox has shelled out for the “X Factor” judges. Paula Abdul was paid $2.5 million for the last season. She was fired, as were Judges Nicole Scherzinger and host Steve Jones.
“X Factor” is already recording its audition phase, but won’t need the judges until the end of May so the question is who will be on Stage?