'The X Factor': Could Beyonce be the next judge?

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beyonce-gi.jpgAfter the Great "X Factor" Shakeup of Jan. 30, we know Simon Cowell is looking to make big changes to the American version of his latest talent-seeking reality show. With both Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger off the judging panel (and Steve Jones out as host), Cowell is seeking some high-profile female entertainers to take their places.

Word on the street that one of the ladies he's approached to fill one of the judges' seats is none other than new mom Beyonce, and he's offering a LOT of money if she says yes.

According to Media Takeout, an insider says that Cowell wants an extremely famous current artist on the judging panel. "He wants a big name female star on the panel. Mariah [Carey] is good, but she's not that hot today," the source says. "He wants Beyonce because that would immediately give him the bounce needed to beat 'American Idol.'"

If Beyonce says yes, she could make $500 million dollars. Yes, we said $500 MILLION. The offer is reportedly a five-year contract that would see her making $100 million a year.

So, what do you think? Beyonce would certainly draw viewers and give the judging panel a little more cachet, but will she really say yes? It's a big commitment, especially for a new mom at the height of her stardom.
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