Britney Spears To Get Fired From ‘The X Factor’: Report

Sam Lansky | December 27, 2012 - 9:27 am

Breaking news! Stop the presses! Extr-ee, extr-ee, read all about it! According to a new report, Britney Spears is so breathtakingly boring on The X Factor that producers are planning to give the living legend the ol’ heave-ho come 2013, citing her underwhelming performance and sky-high salary as reasons for her unsustainable future. Of course, this comes courtesy of an exclusive story in Us Weekly, so we’ll await an official confirmation before trying too hard to get #Pray4Godney to trend on Twitter.

News that Spears is a snooze on the show won’t shock even her most diehard devotees, and her low-octane delivery hasn’t gone unnoticed by producers who were, perhaps, expecting something a little more on the umbrella-wielding end of the spectrum. “They paid [$15 million] for her to say ‘amazing’ and offer half-claps,” an “insider” told Us Weekly. As for Simon Cowell, another source alleges that he’s eager to see Spears gone: “He wanted crazy Britney, but he got boring Britney.” Admittedly, that’s probably how most of America feels too.

Given that The X Factor continues to flounder in the ratings, it may be time to face facts: Spears may remain one of the world’s best pop stars, but she’s not a particularly compelling TV personality. Conversely, Christina Aguilera’s last album was a colossal flop, but she makes for wickedly dynamic and compulsively watchable television. Do with that what you will.

[via Us Weekly]