Britney Spears Getting Kicked Off ‘X-Factor’
It looks like Britney Spears may be following the lead of L.A. Reid and leaving “The X Factor.”
“Producers wanted her for the long haul, but it isn’t working,” a source told U.S. Weekly of Spears position as a judge on the show. This is her first season on the show, and another source says a major point of contention is the $15 million contract, and that producers “paid all that money for her to say ‘amazing’ and offer hand-claps.”
Yet another source told the magazine that Simon Cowell wants Spears off the show, and that “He wanted crazy Britney, but he got boring Britney.”
But it wasn’t long ago that Cowell was defending Spears place on the show during a conference call in October, saying that she had been “a lot better than everybody thought… She’s very engaged… She has been, I think, a very, very good judge.”
Shortly after that statement by Cowell, Spears herself said that she would be returning for season three of the show, saying, “Yes, I definitely will.”
The second season of the show ended only a few weeks ago, but the judges seats have been highly volatile. Paula Abdul, Nichole Scherzinger and Cheryl Cole all left (or were forced to leave) the show after the first season, and Spears’ fellow judge, producer L.A. Reid announced earlier this month that he would leave the show.
A spokesperson for Fox told the Huffington Post that nothing has been confirmed for season three of “The X Factor.”
“No one has discussed next year’s judging panel yet – any reports otherwise are complete speculation,” said the spokesperson.
As if that weren’t enough, the magazine also is reporting that Spears may be splitting up with her fiance Jason Trawick. Another unnamed source said that the two have been fighting recently.
“They are pulling away from each other,” says the source. “Unless things change, they will split for good.”