Is Simon Cowell Luring Beyoncé to ‘X Factor’ for Half a Billion Dollars?

by | February 2, 2012 at 10:52 PM | Celebrities, RealityTV, The X-Factor, TV News

Beyonce (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Another day, another potential host of “The X Factor.”

On today’s edition of the real-life soap, website Media Takeout reports that Simon Cowell – fresh off booting judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger from the show – was after the great Beyoncé to take a chair on the singing competition. Furthermore, the article states that Cowell was willing to give the singer a cool $500 million dollars to take the gig over a span of five years.

That’s a lot of moolah… if it was true.

E! Online managed to squelch the report later in the afternoon, reporting that although executives think she would be a great addition to the show, the Beyoncé/Cowell pairing was unlikely and that the $500 million figure is “especially crazy.”

Looks like it’s back to Mariah.