Judge Money

Highest-Paid Reality TV Hosts and Judges: Britney Spears, Ryan Seacrest, and More (Photos)

Gone are the days when C-listers ran the judging panels on talent shows. Britney Spears is reportedly joining The X-Factor to the tune of $15 million, surpassing Jennifer Lopez’s $12-million deal for American Idol and tying Spears with Ryan Seacrest as the highest-paid personality on reality television. From Seacrest to Simon Cowell to Padma Lakshmi, here are the top ten high-rolling hosts.