Britney Spears Fears X Factor Axe

Thursday, December 6, 2012

[imagebrowser id=1160] BRITNEY Spears is worried she’ll be fired from X Factor USA.

The singer apparently related her fears to fellow judge Demi Lovato.

“Britney was in Demi’s dressing room, crying her eyes out because she’s cracking under the strain of producers constantly coaching her on how to be more outgoing, talkative and constructive on-camera. ‘They hate me,’ Britney wailed, saying she knows she won’t be back next season,” a source told American tabloid the National Enquirer.

“Demi tried to comfort her – saying it was all in her head – but it’s not, of course, because despite the coaching, Britney continues to come across as stiff and boring.

“And whenever she sees the execs huddling and talking in hushed tones, she thinks they’re conspiring to get rid of her!”

Recent reports claimed Spears’ contract is under threat because producers are eager to dramatically reduce the show’s budget next season and feel they cannot justify paying her $15 million again in light of the show’s disappointing ratings.

“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,” a source said.

“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.

“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.

“It just doesn’t make sense to spend all that money on Britney when Simon Cowell will undoubtedly be able to find another high-profile judge to replace her at a fraction of the cost.”

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  • Watchman

    I would not jump in her grave that fast,but Simon can have her job,and I’ll do it for only 10% of what you’re paying her.She really did suck.

  • optilady

    What did Britney think she was being paid for .. to sit there and tell everyone they were amazing .. what a waste, Simon you through 15 million right out the window. The entire X-Factor show sucks. All of the judges are incompetent and are making terrible choices for their contestants.

  • George

    I ill do it for colored paper clips and a back scratcher made of wood.

  • KT

    DITCH THE KARDASHIAN! She is what’s ruining your show. Seriously. You might have better ratings as a result, thus…..$$$ simple math