Britney Spears can finally pull up a chair at the “X Factor” judges’ table. E! News reports the pop star has officially signed the long-rumored, 15-million-dollar deal with the Fox show. A source close to Spears says both sides have been hammering out the smaller details over the past few weeks, but Britney is “beyond excited” now that the contract has been inked. Spears is filling one of the spots left vacant when Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger were let go from the U.S. version of the “X Factor” after its debut season.
Britney joins judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid, while the fourth opening has yet to be filled(Update Demi Lovato got the job!!!). Some of the names floated recently include Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus. “The X Factor” is currently holding preliminary auditions for its second season, which is scheduled to premiere this fall.