November 01, 2012 11:00 AM by Lisa Princ
We know, we know, most shows are all about the money these days, so why would The X Factor be any different? It’s not, and in fact, the ratings are not doing as well as the big wigs had hoped, so they are looking to cut costs next season. Rumor has it that those cost cuts will start with production, including the judges’ salaries, which could be a complete game changer for Britney Spears.
One inside source spoke to Radar Online, and told them: “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.” So, you’re probably wondering why Spears would not just take a pay cut instead of leaving?
Well, for one thing, Britney was under the impression, (after signing only a one year contract) that if a contract extension was offered to her, she would get a pay increase. “It just doesn’t make sense to spend all that money on Britney when Simon Cowell will undoubtedly be able to find another high-profile judge to replace her at a fraction of the cost,” the source went on to add.
Sounds like Britney Spears should enjoy this season because who knows if she will be around next season.
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