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Britney Spears gets $15 million to join 'X Factor'

tbd-britneyspears041212.jpgThe worst-kept secret in television has been revealed: Britney Spears is joining the judges panel on The X Factor. And yes, she's making $15 million to do it. You probably haven't had a cost of living wage adjustment in three years, but hey, whatever.

"The contract is signed," a source tells E!. "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. She's ready for this. She can't wait to sit down next to Simon (Cowell) at the judges' table and give this everything she's got."

Now the big question is who will be the fourth judge, since Cowell and L.A. Reid got to stay. Speculation still points to Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus, but we're betting on a dark horse. Somebody like Christina Aguilera. What's that? She's already on The Voice? Well, it's not like anyone remembers that.

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[Last modified: Thursday, May 10, 2012 4:21pm]

    

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