Just when you thought you could relax, because all of the TV talent show judge slots had been filled…several are vacating once again. This time the musical chairs is being played over at X-Factor.
In addition to LA Reid announcing his retirement from the world of publicly critiquing MORE showbiz hopefuls, there are also rumors that Britney Spears will not be returning to make and break dreams either.
Britney’s performance as judge has also been judged and the producers are doubtful she’ll be joining them next season in HOLLYWOOD! Her current contract is $15 million, but X-Factor hasn’t seen a return on their investment. Brit didn’t bring the HUGE ratings boost they expected.
“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,” said a source for The Daily Star.
The show’s execs also feel that she hasn’t proven to be judge material either. The source said, “She just doesn’t seem to be cut out for a TV talent show.”
So who may replace Britney and L.A.? How about the wholesome duo—Rihanna and Chris Brown? Yep, they are said to be a consideration of Simon Cowell’s. The show gained some momentum this year, but it still has yet to live up to ‘Simon’s standards.’ But, he feels that Breezy and RiRi could be just the X-Factor he’s been looking for.
According to Aceshowbiz.com, “Simon is a huge admirer of Rihanna and knows she’s star quality. As well as bringing an aura to the panel thanks to her current standing in music, she is also feisty and will make great TV. Simon loves these sort of characters.”
As for Chris Brown…sounds like Simon just wants to use him for his controversial nature. The inside source said, “Adding Chris to the panel will certainly create a talking point.”
Allegedly, Simon will hit up Rihanna when he’s vacationing in Barbados over the holidays, which just happens to be her native country and where she always spends the holidays…
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