Simon Cowell Offers Beyonce $100 Million for X Factor: Report

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Not a bad post-baby gig!

Simon Cowell wants Beyonce to be a full-time judge on The X-Factor — and he's offering her an annual salary of $100 million to do it, according to reports online.

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It would the highest TV salary ever, and, indeed, an ideal job for Beyonce, 30, who gave birth daughter Blue Ivy, her first child with husband Jay-Z, last month; the X-Factor stint could theoretically allow the Grammy winning singer a way to stay in the public eye during her baby's first years without having to tour worldwide.

Fellow first-time mom Mariah Carey (she gave birth to twins Moroccan and Monroe last April) was originally X-Factor producer Cowell's choice, but things have changed, a source told, which first reported the rumor.

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"He wants a big-name female star on the panel," said. "Mariah [Carey] is good, but she's not that hot today. He wants Beyoncé because that would immediately give him the bounce needed to beat 'American Idol.'"

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The "Love on Top" singer appeared in the UK version of the reality singing competition back in 2008. X-Factor's inaugural season fell below expectations ratings-wise, and Cowell axed judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger as well as host Steve Jones earlier this week.

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