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So True So False, STSF

It looks like Mariah Carey's name now hangs in the air of possible X Factor replacements along with another soulful singin' diva.

Reports claim Simon Cowell is gunning for Beyoncé, so much so that he has even offered the artist a whopping—wait for it—$500 million to join the show as a judge. 

Yes, you read that right.

There's no question that Bey-Bey would be a perfect addition to the show, but that's a whole lotta zeroes, people, so we had to find out if this business deal is really in the works, and it turns out that this expensive offer is...

So false!

Sources tell E! News that while the item about Beyoncé and X Factor is unlikely to be true, the $500 million figure is "especially crazy."

B may be one of the hopefuls execs are trying to snag for the show (although, let's keep in mind, she has a new Blue priority), but they're definitely not about to pay up $500 milly for it.

—Reporting by Claudia Cagan