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Spears won't take $10M to judge 'X'

Spears won't take $10M to judge 'X'
Singer Britney Spears attends the annual Clive Davis pre-Grammy party in Beverly Hills, California on February 11, 2012. UPI/Jim Ruymen | License Photo

HOLLYWOOD, March 11 (UPI) -- Reports Britney Spears wants $10 million to judge the "The X Factor" in the fall are incorrect -- she wants $20 million, a source told The Wrap.

Spears turned down the $10 million offer three weeks ago and is mulling the possibility of following Celine Dion's lead and becoming an in-house performer at an unnamed Las Vegas hotel, The Wrap said Friday.

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With NBC's "The Voice" looming large over Fox's "X Factor," the war of paycheck brinkmanship has begun. The peacock network has put a crowbar into its wallet to shell out $10 million for Christina Aguilera to judge "The Voice."

Fox only paid Paul Abdul, who was fired, $2.5 million, The Wrap said.

Britney Spears' people are mum. Fox is mum. Simon Cowell's camp declined comment.

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