Britney Spears will take the $15 million she made this year as a judge on ‘the X Factor’ and walk, choosing not to return for a second season (though she was likely to be fired anyway). Sources says she wants to focus on making her next album (her 8th), but Britney said, “I was on the X Factor? Oh ma God I was wonderin what that was. Did I win? Did I get any stuff?”
It’s hard to believe that another season of ‘the X-Factor’ has come and gone, because most people don’t seem to realize that show is even on the air, but before announcing the winner tonight, last night they did that thing that all of these shows do where the finalists sing a duet with some big star. Or in this case LeAnn Rimes, who traumatized 13-year-old finalist Carly Rose Sonenclar, because LeAnn was either drunk, or some other words that are synonyms for “drunk”.
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.
In this clip from ‘the X Factor’, Britney Spears brings a cake and sings happy birthday to LA Reid, and it’s a rare chance to hear Britney sing with no production or autotune. But she still does that choppy thing with her voice, the way that people do when they’re making fun of Britney. It’s like all of her songs are recorded while she sits on a sybian.
Despite earlier reports that the lovely, charming, and genuinely funny Chrissy Teigen was a front runner to get the job hosting ‘the X Factor’, now it seems the job has been offered to the masculine Khloe Kardashian and the feminine Mario Lopez as co-hosts. Because what better way to fix the terrible ratings they have than by adding people no one actually likes.
Celebuzz has learned exclusively that the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is in the final stages of negotiations to become the newest host of The X Factor.
“Khloe has been offered the role,” said our source. “But the deal is still being finalized.”
Yes, she certainly is the star of ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’, whose average ratings have dropped from 3.39 two years ago to 3.07 last year to 2.68 this year. That’s a little less than an episode of ‘Ice Road Truckers‘. You can’t miss with star power like that. I know what people like, and what they like is having Khloe grunt unintelligibly at amateur singers.
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‘The X Factor’ was not the huge hit everyone assumed it would be last year in Season 1, so Fox and Simon Cowell replaced Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger with Britney Spears and Demi Lovato for Season 2, which premiered last night. And the result is ratings that were 32 percent lower than they were for the premiere last year. Even worse for Fox, they were in second place to ‘the Voice’ on NBC. Third place was ‘Big Brother’ on CBS. 9,000,000th place was museums.
(source = la times)