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]