In today’s televised singing competition news, Britney Spears and Tommy Hilfiger are jumping on the moneymaking bandwagon.
According to Deadline, Spears is about to ink a $10 million deal to judge X-Factor, Simon Cowell’s latest by-way-of-the-UK success. Spears would fill one of the seats left empty by Paula Abdul and The Pussycat Dolls’ Nicole Scherzinger, both of whom left after just one season. A couple of weeks ago Cowell told the press, “Are we flattered there would be interest from Britney Spears? Yes.” Though really, Spears could use the gig as much as the show could use her.
Meanwhile, American Idol just announced their first official image consultant: Tommy Hilfiger. If ever a show’s contestant’s needed an image consultant, it’s Idol. Hopefully the designer will steer them away from ripped jeans and gelled hair without making them uniformly preppy. His first appearance on the show is March 15th, at 8PM. (But if you’re looking for clues, check him out on The Coveteur today.)