Even though Britney Spears passed the test during X Factor’s first live show of the season last night, it’s sounding like her stint on the show may be short-lived!!
Reportedly, although XF has already been renewed for a third season, the ratings still have not been up to par and they’re thinking about cutting costs!
The first thing to face the chopping block? The judges’ salaries!
A source explains:
“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.”
Of course, we’re sure the pop princess could afford a few million less, no??
Not so fast, as an insider stated:
“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.”
If Britney’s salary demands aren’t met, this could mean she won’t be returning next season!!!
Also adding to the doubt is the fact that Simon Cowell — as we’ve seen in the past — can find another judge to replace our beloved Brit Brit for WAY less money!
Uh oh… this isn’t sounding too good!
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