Simon Cowell tried to rope in Jennifer Lopez as judge for X Factor

February 18th, 2011 - 2:03 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Los Angeles, Feb 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The British newspaper, The Mirror, has reported that Simon Cowell nearly convinced Jennifer Lopez to join the X Factor show instead of American Idol.

The music mogul reportedly offered Lopez a ridiculously huge offer if she would agree to join his show. The move seemed to be working but an intervention by the American Idol show creator Simon Fuller foiled the move. Fuller is paying Lopez $10 million to be the judge of his show.

The newspaper quoted a source that said that, “Jennifer was perfectly happy with Idol, for which she earns $10 million, until Cowell lured her away with all sorts of ludicrous promises. Fuller flew in specially to have a quiet word with her in which he pointed out that he wouldn’t be making the Latino project she is so keen on unless she stayed.”

Cowell would be launching the US version of the X Factor show in the United States this year. He is said to be on the hunt for a judge that would make the show click in the United States. After his bid to have Lopez failed, Cowell is reportedly poaching Jamie Foxx to be on the show. Foxx is said to be demanding very huge amount before signing for the show.

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