December 27, 2012 04:00 PM by Donna W. Martin
According to US Weekly, Spears, 31, is indeed leaving the show. Or is she? A source close to the pop star said, “Producers wanted her [on the show] for the long haul, but it isn’t working [so] Britney will get the boot.”
So where did Spears go wrong? With a $15 million contract, sources say she hasn’t earned her keep and X Factor co-creator, Simon Cowell is leading the pack to push her out. “He wanted crazy Britney, but he got boring Britney [instead],” a source said.
However, in October, Cowell bragged on Spears during a conference call with reporters saying she’d been a good judge, “A lot better than everybody thought…She’s very engaged,” He said. “She has been, I think, a very, very good judge.”
Then just last week when asked if Spears would be returning for season three, Cowell said, “I don’t know yet, to be honest with you. I haven’t had the conversation with her whether she’d want to [come back next season, or] what other commitments she’s got.” However, when asked if he’d like her to come back for another season, he said, “Yeah, I think I do, yeah. But…it all depends on how much time [she] can give us.”
Those comments don’t sound like they’re coming from someone who wants Spears gone, right? But then again, we know things change quickly in show biz… only time will tell.
So tell us what you think. Is Spears really getting the boot? Does she have other commitments that may keep her from returning next season? Or is all the talk just rumors?
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