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U.K. ‘X Factor’ Judge Kelly Rowland Reportedly Receiving Large Pay Increase

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Apparently, Kelly Rowland is a hot commodity. Rumor has it that Simon Cowell will do just about anything to keep the former Destiny’s Child songstress as a judge on the U.K. ‘X Factor,’ including giving her paycheck a boost past the million dollar mark.

Seriously. According to Entertainment Wise, the number being thrown around is to the tune of $1.5 million overseas, which with the current exchange rate would mean one heck of a payout for Kelly back home. How could she not say yes? A girl’s gotta pay her ‘Bills, Bills, Bills,’ you know.

Just two weeks ago, the word on the street was that Simon wanted to pull the ol’ swap-a-roo with Kelly and her U.S. ‘X Factor’ counterpart, Nicole Scherzinger, but we’re thinking that’s since been thrown by the wayside given the latest rumor. In any circumstance, it seems the show’s creator is really digging Rowland’s ‘Motivation’ (see what we did there?), so we imagine he’ll be keeping her around as long as she’ll accept the terms.

And honestly, one-and-a-half million bucks is nothing to scoff at — even for a diva like Kelly.

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