March 9th, 2012
10:03 AM ET
Britney Spears is one of the stars consistently mentioned whenever gossip about "The X Factor" begins to spread, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, Spears could be close to sealing a deal to judge.
Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid have said that they're likely going to add two women to the "X Factor's" judging panel, now that Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul are off the show.
Now, a "well-placed source" has reportedly told the Hollywood Reporter that Spears' fiance, Jason Trawick, is negotiating a contract for the 30-year-old pop star to sign on with Cowell and Reid. According to Deadline, there's a reported $10 million offer on the table, and THR notes that the rumored negotiations could be worked out by next week.
A rep for the Fox show declined to confirm the reports or comment.
Even if Spears does join the reality competition, there's still another vacant seat on the judges' panel, and it doesn't look like it would go to Janet Jackson - she said last month that while she was "flattered" to be considered, she couldn't commit.
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