First L.A. Reid announced his departure from the show... now Britney Spears??
Well, Brit hasn't said anything about he rleaving yet, but we hear that if she does return it may be a BIG decrease in pay and that would be a deal breaker for the pop star.
“Britney, who was signed on a one-year deal, is the first person who will be expected to have her salary chopped,”
a source said.
“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.”Plus the rating have not been as good as producers thought...
“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 added.
“Those numbers add up to cost cutting and Britney will be expendable … considering Fox has already renewed ‘X Factor’ for a third season, producers will be looking to spend less on the production of the show, including the judges’ salaries.”But who can take Britney Spears place on X-Factor? As reported, we are hearing rumors flying around that Simon Cowell has his eye on Rihanna to bring the rating back up! But will she accept his offer?
To be continued...