Though the X Factor didn't turn out to be the ratings extravaganza many anticipated, it's still great for the judges who get tons of exposure and lots of money (Britney will make $15,000,000 this season) for doing almost nothing. It's pretty much what Miley Cyrus does now except someone would pay her for it.
That's why it seems very hard to believe she was offered a job as a judge and turned it down. She told the Sun...
"I just don't know if I want to be some dream crusher." "Would you really want to sit there as someone is belting their heart out – even if it is like hearing nails on a chalkboard – and then say to them, ‘You suck'? It seems harsh."
Wait what? I say worse things than that to my friends, for free, and I actually like them. You're god dammed right I'd tell some doofus who can't sing that he sucks. For $15,000,000 you can put the guy in a cell next to me and I'll whisper horrible things until he swallows his tongue for all I care.