The “fuuuuu” you just heard was Jennifer Lopez finding out she’ll no longer be the highest paid judge on reality tv. Britney Spears and her team have finally ironed out the money portion of her X Factor deal negotiating a record $15 million fee for her judging role (Lopez makes $12 million). Not only that, but Britney managed to finagle a producer role for her fiance Jason Trawick. The only thing left is to flesh out the small details and it’ll only be a matter of time before you see Britney sitting next to Simon Cowell.
A second source reveals that her soon-to-be husband (who is also petitioning to become her coconservator), will become a producer on the show. “Jason is expected to be there every day Britney is on set. He is her rock and will help guide her through the process. He is the person she trusts the most,” the second source tells us.
The deal will make Spears the highest paid judge on reality television, eclipsing Jennifer Lopez’s $12 million deal for American Idol. Barring any last-minute snafus, Spears will fill one of two X Factor judging vacancies after Cowell fired Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger at the close of the show’s first season. E!
Anything is better than the awkward rambling Paula Abdul. They could have hired a poop-flinging monkey and it’d have made more sense than whatever Paula ever said.