Rumor of the Day: Britney’s Getting the Boot From The X Factor


Britney Spears’ big payday may be about to end: according to sources, ‘The X Factor’ are looking to cut down on spending costs for the next season and because Britney’s part as judge didn’t boost the ratings dramatically, she’ll be the first one to get the boot. The insider also reveals that Simon is disappointed because he wanted Britney to be the “crazy Britney” that got all of the attention before, when she ended up just being a boring judge:

”Britney will get the boot. Producers wanted her for the long haul, but it isn’t working. They paid all that for her to say ‘amazing’ and offer half-claps.’He wanted crazy Britney, but he got boring Britney.”

The insider believes that as ratings fail to impress, they’ll be moving to revamp once again and losing Britney will be part of that, even if she has only been on the show for one season in total so far, simply because ratings aren’t jumping and she is no longer worth the amount they previously shelled out to have her on the show:

”Producers were hoping to pull in between 15-20 million viewers but the show hasn’t reached those expectations and in a recent episode that clashed with the World Series only 5.7 million watched. Those numbers add up to cost cutting and Britney will be expendable. So, considering Fox has already renewed ‘The X Factor’ for a third season, producers will be looking to spend less on the production of the show, including the judges’ salaries. Britney, who was signed on a one-year deal, is the first person who will be expected to have her salary chopped. She is on a $15 million contract, which is absurd given that there’s been no huge surge in the ratings.”