will likely fill one of the vacant mentor/judge seats next to Simon Cowell
on The X Factor
. I have learned that, following an overture by Cowell and an initial discussion, the pop star has received a $10 million offer to join the second season of Fox's singing competition. The recruitment of Spears would bring the star power Cowell & Co. had been looking for after their decision to replace first-season X Factor
judges Paula ...