After the X Factor USA finale actually lost viewers, there was always going to be at least one head on the block… and it appears that this time, it belongs to Britney Spears.
It’s being reported that Simon Cowell, 53, is ready to fire the 31-year-old pop legend because he wanted ‘crazy Britney, but he got boring Britney.’
If it happens, this will mean the mother-of-two only lasted on the judges panel for one season… though it was an incredibly lucrative one. Us Weekly points out that Brit’s $15M contract had a lot to do with Cowell’s decision, with one insider telling the publication: ‘They paid all that for her to say ‘amazing’ and offer half-claps.’ Another mole confirmed: ‘Britney will get the boot. Producers wanted her for the long haul, but it isn’t working.’ But Simon intimated to E! that he’d have Britney back despite telling them he’s ‘pro change,’ he told them: ‘I don’t know yet, to be honest with you. I haven’t had the conversation with her whether she’d want to, what other commitments she’s got.’
Fellow judge L.A. Reid – a long-standing judge – already announced his departure to focus on his record label.