Here’s some X Factor gossip for you this fine Saturday morning. Demi Lovato reportedly threw a fit when choreographer Brian Friedman made changes to Ce Ce Frey and Willie Jones’ dance routines. Who knew Demi was such a task master? According to Radar Online, she had a freakout.
“Demi was pissed and told the producers this wasn’t what she’s planned and she was not putting her name to it,” a source familiar with the situation told Radar exclusively. “The acts and dancers were all rushed out of the studio to make the changes 10 minutes before the show started.
“Demi had worked hard and spent all week planning performances and styling for her contestants, so to say she was unimpressed that Brian had changed things is an understatement. She knows how important styling and creative is, she wants her acts to look cool and that includes their staging and dancers too.”
Heated words were exchanged and Demi eventually won the battle.
And according to Celebrity Dirty Laundry (Geez), with the recent X Factor ratings less than stellar, Britney won’t be asked back to judge next year–not for the bump in pay she’s expecting.
Britney Spears may have held up very well during the very first live X Factor show of the season, but it probably won’t be enough to save the pop star’s job come next season. She was originally signed to a one year contract that was worth a cool fifteen million bucks and of course in order to re-sign on that dotted line for next season, Britney would be expecting a nice raise. The problem is that the X Factor’s ratings are nowhere near what producers were hoping to see, on a weekly basis. The exec’s were hoping for between 15 and 20 million viewers per show and on one particularly dismal evening the X Factor only pulled in 5.7 million households.
The Fox production team is most definitely going to need to cut some costs if the show gets picked up for a third season and according to a source at Radar Online, Britney will be the first judge on the chopping block.
“The problem is, when Britney signed that contract she expected to make more if an extension for a third season was agreed. That won’t be the case now, and it is highly unlikely Britney will accept a pay decrease.”