1. It’s Official

    Britney Spears to Judge ‘X Factor’

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 11:  Singer Britney Spears arrives at Clive Davis and the Recording Academy's 2012 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Richard Branson held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 11, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images For The Recording Academy)

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    She’s stronger than yesterday–and $15 million richer too. Britney Spears has signed a deal to join Simon Cowell as a judge on The X Factor, after months of negotiations. The pop star will make $15 million for the season. Cowell got rid of last season’s judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul, in an effort to boost the show’s ratings for Season 2. There's still one judge’s seat left to be filled, and Cowell is reportedly considering a long list of names, including pop singers Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato.

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