E! says that things are all but official and Britney Spears is set to be a judge alongside Simon Cowell and LA Reid on season two of ‘the X factor’, when she’ll become the highest paid judge on television at $15,000,000 a season.
Britneys former agent-current fiancé Jason Trawick set the deal up, and now he’ll also be a producer on the show. Though they probably should have hired him as a producer first and then gone after Britney. I bet he wouldn’t have thought 15 million a year was such a good idea then.
“Both camps were back and forth on the money but now they have finally come to agreement on the fee. That was the big sticking point and now, thankfully, it’s been sorted. All they need to do now is work out the smaller points. The fact the money is now set, means that there is nothing stopping this from becoming a reality.”
This will be a huge step up from what they were paying Paula Abdul last year. Because she’s borderline retarded, and they could just pay her with blank strips of paper with an X on it that they called “Paula Dollars”.
The ratings for the American version of ‘X Factor’ were disappointing to say the least, and much lower than ‘X Factor’ ratings in the UK, and one problem may have been too much giggling and too many accents. And so the all girls and everyone from Wales has been fired.
Actually Nicole Scherzinger may be leaving by choice (with a rep saying, “She wants to focus on her music career. She’s spoken to Simon and he’s given her his blessing.”), but handsome and capable host Steve Jones has been fired (said Cowell, “I don’t think he did a bad job but, like ‘America’s Got Talent,’ there is a Brit limit on the show.” ) and so has Paula Abdul.
Fox has informed Simon Cowell’s longtime friend Paula Abdul she won’t be needed for the series’ next installment.
“She found out today,” says a show source. “At this point, the only ones staying are Simon and L.A. Reid.”
Oh so the only two who knew what they were talking about. Actually Nicole was good but Paula somehow got even dumber than she was on ‘Idol’. She somehow contributed even less. When it was her time to talk they might as well have just had someone read a fortune cookie or Snapple lid.
Last night was the third episode of ‘The X Factor’, and some are wondering if they’ve already found the American version of Susan Boyle in Josh Krajcek. Meaning someone who is fat and disheveled yet still manages to do something well, because for some reason that always surprises people. After all, God wouldn’t have made you ugly unless he hated you.
PAULA ABDUL – has officially signed on to reunite with Simon Cowell and be the fourth judge on ‘the X Factor’, because what the hell else is she gonna do. (thr)
THORS END CREDITS – had the fourth clip building up to next summers ‘the Avengers’, (the first 3 from ‘Iron Man’, ‘Iron Man 2′ and ‘the Incredible Hulk’ are above and here) but what does it mean? For one it means I was trapped in the center of the row for the entire credits because the nerds on either side of me wouldn’t move. (ew)
L.A. REID – has reportedly been meaner than Simon Cowell during the early judging on ‘the X Factor’. I’m sure they’ll fix that in post though so all the singers on the show are good and no one get’s made fun of. Fox certainly doesn’t want a show like that. (thr)
THOR – won the weekend box office with a 66 million dollar debut ($242M worldwide), beating ‘Fast Five’ ($32.5M) and the debuts for ‘Jumping the Broom’ ($13.7M) and ‘Something Borrowed’ ($13.1M), which were set up to be an alternative so girls could emasculate their boyfriend. (deadline)
Cheryl Cole isn’t a household name in America, but she’s a superstar in England, and she might be one here too soon because Simon Cowell officially named her as the third judge on ‘the X Factor’ today. Meaning I’m gonna watch the hell out of that stupid show.
“I’m thrilled for Cheryl. She is massively excited about this show, and has been fantastic to work with. She is also a complete brat! Most importantly, this girl can spot talent.”
There’s still one more judge to come, and most people assume it will be Paula Abdul. Although god knows why. When she was on Idol, if she ever said anything even remotely related to what had just happened on stage it was by sheer random chance. I say more insightful stuff after I get my dick caught in my zipper.
As Simon Cowell closes in on the final two to fill out the judges panel for the American version of the X Factor, it’s clear he wants a mix of personalities, ranging from the cool respected professional (LA Reid) to the emotionally unstable drunk (guess).
“I’ve always wanted Paula,” Cowell told Deadline. “Always been very vocal about that. I missed her the second she left the show ["American Idol"]. Always loved working with her even though she can be a pain. And I’ve been consistent about this. I don’t know what it is about her, but I’ve always clicked with her. You just have to get that chemistry, and she’s right. I’ve never found anyone better than her. I think there’s a good chance it will be her. We’ve agreed that we would meet as many people as possible, and now we’re reaching the deadline we’ve got to make the decision soon. But I think she’s got a really good shot.”
So the four judges will probably be Simon, Reid, Paula and Cheyl Cole from the British version of Factor. Which means it won’t be long until we see Paula drunk and telling a losing contestant, “You’ve just been X-Factored!”, because she doesn’t really understand what the deal is here.