We’ve been crying about how much we’re going to miss Brit’s faces on The X Factor next season. In fact, the stains from our tears have ruined like three of our signed “Britney n Justin 4ever” 8x10 glossies.
While we were writing angry letters about her departure, we got so wrapped up in thinking that she was quitting reflexively to avoid being fired, we forgot about Dre the other factors (A-W) that may have influenced her departure. According to a Radar Online source, the major disagreements between Brit and Fox weren’t about how much she was getting paid — they were about how much more she wanted.
Although The X Factor USA had sad ratings this year — nowhere near what executives were hoping Britney would bring to the show — Syco Entertainment, which owns the show, still made money last year. But not enough, apparently.
Word is that Brit was demanding a three million dollar raise for Season 3, to $18 million. But sources say “after much deliberation, they just felt that Britney wasn’t worth that much because she wasn’t bringing enough to the table. Her performance as a judge was scrutinized, and she didn’t really add anything to the show. They felt she didn’t warrant a $3 million pay hike.”
Although she made us tune in and turn on, not everyone loved her turn on the reality show — and Fox wasn’t willing to go outside of their budget to keep the controversial judge around. “When she originally signed up for $15 million last season, it was stressed that was as far as the network could go financially for her.”
We’ll miss her dance moves and expressions immensely.