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Miley Cyrus to Join X Factor?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Prime Time, Reality, FOX, Gossip, Rumors,

Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus is in talks to join The X Factor.

The "Climb" hitmaker has reportedly been approached by Simon Cowell's team and is said to be in negotiations to take one of the two places on the judging panel left vacant after the departure of Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul.

"There have been talks with Miley," a source told Celebuzz.

If Miley, 19, does take up the role she will join Simon, L.A. Reid and most likely Britney Spears, on the show. Simon has previously confirmed talks with Britney, saying, "I would love to have her on the show ... I think she would be a fascinating person to sit next to." One of the sticking points delaying the agreement has previously been cited as the number of series she would have to commit to. "Money is not an issue for the show. As of now, they are looking to pay her $12-15million for the first season, with a drastic price hike for a second year based on ratings performance. Simon Cowell wants at least a two-year commitment and Britney wants an out clause if she doesn't want to continue after one year of service," a source said.


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Nicole Scherzinger, Jessie J Back Britney for X Factor

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Nicole ScherzingerNicole Scherzinger has backed Britney Spears for the X Factor job.

The pop princess has been tipped as one of the two new judges on the panel of the reality TV show, replacing Nicole and Paula Abdul, and the former Pussycat Doll has given Britney her support.

"Britney is so bubbly and warm and everyone loves her anyway, so she just has to be herself. I think that it's something that we can't deny, but there's something about Britney that we...are always rooting for her and behind her no matter what," she told E! News.

British singer Jessie J also believes Britney would be a great judge, because she has been through it all before: "I think it's really important to have people who have lived it. They can understand what these artists who are auditioning go through and really know how it feels to have rejection and have success. And I think that she's someone who's shown how to have a career with longevity. I think it's definitely something that the show [needs]."


Britney Spears Nearing X Factor Deal

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Britney SpearsBritney Spears is close to signing a deal to appear on The X Factor.

The singer is said to be in the "final stretch" of negotiations with Simon Cowell to become a judge on the singing show. Deadline.com added the final pay deal with see Britney earn "probably closer to $15 million" for the series, after it was previously reported she turned down a $10 million offer. The star's pay will exceed the $12 million which Jennifer Lopez makes from starring in rival series American Idol.

Simon is looking for two judges to replace Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul, who were axed after the first series of The X Factor after ratings didn't meet expectations. He and music executive L.A. Reid will stay on the panel.

One of the sticking points in negotiations between Britney and Simon was reportedly the number of series she would have to commit to. "Money is not an issue for the show. As of now, they are looking to pay her $12-15 million for the first season, with a drastic price hike for a second year based on ratings performance. Simon Cowell wants at least a two-year commitment and Britney wants an out clause if she doesn't want to continue after one year of service," a source said.

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Cee Lo Green: The X Factor Should Worry About The Voice

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Cee Lo GreenCee Lo Green thinks X Factor bosses should be "concerned" about The Voice.

The "Bright Lights Bigger City" hitmaker - who sits alongside Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton on the panel of the NBC talent show - isn't worried about the rival singing program going up against the series because he believes they are "completely different."

"The premises of each show are just completely different. I think if anybody should be concerned, it's them," he said when speaking on The Tonight Show.

Earlier in the current series of The Voice, the 37-year-old singer broke down in tears three times in an episode of the talent show during the emotional Battle round. Cee Lo was crushed while struggling to choose who to send through to the next round out of hopefuls Justin Hopkins and Tony Vincent, and he was also cried during rehearsal when one wannabe sang Cindy Lauper's "True Colors."

"This song moves people, that's what this song is doing right here. That song made me cry, man. I'm proud of you all, man. Wow, dude. OK man, OK I surrender. I don't sing like that. I can't help but be humbled by it. Final words of advice, live it, love it and just be in the moment," he said after the performance.


Carrie Underwood Rules Out X Factor Gig

Carrie UnderwoodCarrie Underwood would never join the X Factor panel because she is too loyal to American Idol.

The "Good Girl" singer shot to fame on the pop star search show and although she has been linked to one of the vacant roles on the X Factor judging panel, she insists she is "an Idol girl all the way."

"I think it's great that Simon Cowell has The X Factor show, and I love seeing all of these shows giving nobodies a big opportunity. But I'm an Idol girl all the way. That's the one that I love and watch. I can't see myself being a part of any another show like that," she told Extra.

Carrie also revealed she and NHL player husband Mike Fisher - whom she married in 2010 - are too busy for kids right now but are enjoying spending time together: "I have my best friend around me all the time. Everybody's like, 'The first year is the hardest,' and I'm like, 'That's it? That was the hardest? Come on, you can do better than that!' It's great; he's wonderful. I'm good right now. As long as he's playing [hockey] and I'm doing this, it doesn't make sense. So no babies."


Fergie Wants X Factor Job

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Fergie at this year's GrammysFergie wants a job on The X Factor.

The Black Eyed Peas star - real name Stacy Ferguson - has asked to meet with Simon Cowell to discuss a possible job as a judge on the show, taking one of the slots left by Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul who were sacked after the end of the first series.

"There have been some conversations. It's in the early stages, but Fergie's the one who approached the producers about joining the panel," a source told Life&Style.

Fergie is one of a large number of female singers who have been linked to the job - including Britney Spears, Adele and LeAnn Rimes. However, "Hold It Against Me" hitmaker Britney is reportedly holding out for a huge paycheck before she takes part.

"Money is not an issue for the show. As of now, they are looking to pay her $12-15 million for the first season, with a drastic price hike for a second year based on ratings performance. Simon Cowell wants at least a two-year commitment and Britney wants an out clause if she doesn't want to continue after one year of service," a source said.


Simon Cowell Wants Stella McCartney for ‘X Factor’?

Stella McCartneySimon Cowell reportedly wants Stella McCartney to dress The X Factor contestants.

The 52-year-old music mogul apparently hopes to follow in the footsteps of rival American Idol - which recently joined forces with Tommy Hilfiger - and get an established designer on the show to improve the style of competitors.

"Simon is a big fan of Stella's. He has been for ages. He's in negotiations with her at the moment to get her to design a few special pieces for some of the finalists. It will be great for the show if it comes off," a source said.

Meanwhile Simon is also said to be keen to get Stacy Keibler - the former wrestler and current girlfriend of George Clooney - to replace Steve Jones as host on the US version of the show.

"Stacy Keibler is in talks to join the show, but her lack of experience in the music business may make her more appropriate as a host. She looks fantastic and has bags of charisma," a source said.

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Simon Cowell: Biggest Mistakes Come from Believing My Hype

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Simon CowellSimon Cowell admits his biggest failures have resulted from "believing his own hype."

The 52-year-old music and reality television mogul - who lost all his money in the late 80s and ended up living back at home with his mother - believes his ego has been his biggest downfall.

"I've had many failures. The biggest were at times when I believed my own hype. I'd had smaller failures, signing bands that didn't work, but my record company going bust, that was the first big one. I was a typical Eighties cliché. I had the cars, the house, the image and everything was beyond my means. I spent too much time at parties and then everything imploded. Amazingly, it felt quite a relief when it happened. It was the point when interest rates were 60 per cent, everything came crashing down. I got rid of everything - I had negative equity on my house. Losing everything is probably the greatest lesson you learn. I went back to my parents' house and started again. From then on everything I did was different. It was all about the work. I sold the Porsche, got a classic red TR6 for seven grand. I loved that car more than the Porsche."

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Simon Cowell ‘Desperate’ to Sign Adele for US X Factor

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Adele at this year's GrammysSimon Cowell is "desperate" to sign Adele as a judge on US X Factor.

The music mogul is putting together a lucrative offer to land the "Someone Like You" hitmaker for the program - which is short of two panellists following the sacking of Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger - and insiders believe "money is not an option" because he is so impressed with her success.

"Simon is always looking for new directions and ideas. He thinks Adele's success and achievements are incredible. He recognizes that true musicianship and a serious approach can bring a lot of credibility and an extra dimension to his show," a source said.

It seems Simon isn't alone in wanting Adele for the show. "The producers love her," another insider added.

Simon recently praised the 23-year-old singer's "down-to-earth" attitude since she found fame and achieved "incredible success," which has included six Grammy prizes and two BRIT Awards earlier this year:

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Britney Spears Offered $10 Million for X Factor

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Britney SpearsBritney Spears has reportedly been offered $10 million to judge the US version of The X Factor.

The "Hold It Against Me" singer's fiance and manager Jason Trawick is said to have "been negotiating for some time," with executives for the talent search show. One source told E! news Britney has been offered the huge sum to appear on the second series of the show - which returns later this year - but she's said to be holding out for $16 million.

The first run of The X Factor was judged by show boss Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul, although the latter two were subsequently axed after it failed to achieve the ratings Simon had hoped.

Simon is said to have initially approached Britney, and recently admitted he was "fascinated" by her and think she would be ideal for the show: "I would think that if she's managed to sustain in her family life in a career which is tough, this is a walk in the park."

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