Could TV's Highest-Paid Star Be ... Beyonce?

If Simon Cowell has his way; he wants her as 'X Factor' judge
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2012 10:24 AM CST
In this July 1, 2011 file photo, Beyonce performs on ABC's "Good Morning America," in New York.   (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

(Newser) – Who could possibly take the place of Paula Abdul on X Factor? If Simon Cowell has his way, it will be Beyoncé—and he's offering her a cool $100 million per season (total contract: $500 million) to do it, according to Media Take Out. If she accepts the full-time judge job, she'll be the highest-paid person on TV, reports the New York Post, which notes that the idea isn't totally out-there: Beyoncé would reportedly prefer not to go on tour for the first few years of Blue Ivy's life, meaning this gig could ensure the world doesn't forget about her. (Read more Beyonce stories.)

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