News: Beyonce's $100,000,000 TV Offer Bogus, Says Simon Cowell
Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012 9:28AM
After reports claiming Grammy-winning singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter was offered $100 million to appear on music competition reality show "The X-Factor" emerged online, show creator Simon Cowell has stepped forward to kill the hype.
According to Cowell, the Beyonce reports are 100 percent false.
On who might be filling the vacated spots, Simon debunked the rumor Beyonce was under consideration. "No. I have no idea where this rumor came from. I read it online that I offered her $100 million a year. It's complete nonsense." Mariah Carey? "I would love her, but you can't expect someone who's just had two kids to make the kind of commitment you would need on this show." (Extra TV)
Details surrounding the alleged big bucks offer hit the Internet a few days ago.
Simon Cowell is offering Beyonce an annual salary of $100 million to be a full-time judge on The X-Factor, according to reports online. It would be the highest TV salary ever, and could be the perfect job for Beyonce, 30, who gave birth to daughter Blue Ivy, her first child with husband Jay-Z, last month. The X-Factor gig could allow the Grammy winning singer to stay in the public eye during her baby's first years without having to tour. (Winnipeg Press)
The opportunity was said to have come in light of vacancies by former judges.
Is Beyonce the next X Factor judge? The New York Post is reporting that the new mom and pop diva is being offered $100 million a year by Simon Cowell to join the show after the exit of Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. The report also claims she's like to stop touring and stay in one place for her daughter Blue Ivy for the next few years. Mariah Carey has also been mentioned as a possible candidate for the panel with holdover L.A. Reid. (HITS Daily Double)
No stranger to the show, Beyonce previously appeared on "The X-Factor" four years ago.
Beyonce, who has been said to be looking for a job that would keep her closer to home, appeared on the British version of "X Factor" in 2008. While this might qualify as being closer to home, no word on whether $100 million was within her expected salary range. (Mercury News)