Us Weekly reports that Britney Spears and her $15 million contract will be leaving Simon Cowell’s X-Factor.
“It isn’t working,” said one source to the magazine regarding Spears’ single season as a judge. Another annoyed insider chimed in that producers “paid all that for her to say ‘amazing’ and offer half-claps.”
Yet another inside source indicated that it is Cowell who is pushing for Spears’ departure. “He wanted crazy Britney, but he got boring Britney.”
Reports aside, Spears has indicated she enjoys being on the show and told a red carpet interviewer in November that she “definitely” will be back for a second season.
In just two seasons, “The X Factor” has watched four judges come and go: Cheryl Cole, Nicole Scherzinger, Paula Abdul and L.A. Reid, who announced his departure shortly before the season 2 finale on Dec. 20.