US Magazine is quoting “sources” who say Britney Spears will be fired from X Factor:
“Britney will get the boot,” an insider tells Hot Stuff of the pop star, who joined the show in May, along with fellow newcomer Demi Lovato. “Producers wanted her for the long haul, but it isn’t working.”
One reason? Spears’ $15 million contract, which sources say the low-energy mentor hasn’t earned. “They paid all that for her to say ‘amazing’ and offer half-claps,” a second insider tells Us.
Adds a third source of show co-creator Simon Cowell, who is leading the charge to axe the performer: “He wanted crazy Britney, but he got boring Britney.”
Britney only signed a one year contract, so technically she can’t be “fired.” I suspect she won’t re-up and the PR spin will be that it was her decision not to re-sign.
If Simon was indeed hoping for “crazy” Britney? Well then, shame on him. Any “crazy” would be fueled by the pop singers very real and serious mental illness. In any case, I can’t imagine Simon wanting to shell out another 15 million dollars for a pop star who failed to bring the expected ratings
Rumor has it Demi Lovato is renegotiating a contract for Season 3. Since she’s at least got some chemistry with Simon, I’m not surprised.
Will Simon hire another music mogul to take the departing LA Reid’s place? Or maybe he’ll hire a singing competition staple, like Wil.i.am.
What do you think?
Via US Magazine