Britney Spears matches Howard's salary as she gets $15 million from X-Factor

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  1. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    Move over Stern, there's a new Sheriff in town. Howard would have thrown a tantrum if Britney got $20 million from Simon. Remember Stern is dissed if someone makes more money than him. Simon is probably saying to himself I can't pay Britney $20 million because Howard has a clause in his contract that Simon has to match the salary if any of his other judges make more than him.

    LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Britney Spears has reached an agreement to serve as a judge on Simon Cowell's "The X Factor" -- and the payday is really something to sing about.
    The "Womanizer" singer will collect $15 million overall for the gig -- approximately $13 million to judge music-industry aspirants alongside Cowell and record executive L.A. Reid, and the rest as a bonus for performing on the show, an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.
    The deal has been agreed upon, but has not yet been signed. Spears is still under a conservatorship following her mid-2000s breakdown, with her father, Jamie Spears, serving as her guardian.
    Fox had no comment for TheWrap on this story. Spears' manager has not yet returned TheWrap's call for comment. As reported exclusively by TheWrap in March, Spears rejected a $10 million offer to judge on the show, and instead was seeking $20 million for the gig.
    Though Spears won't be getting exactly what she was hoping for, the singer's payday does compare favorably to her soon-to-be peers in the music-competition arena: Christina Aguilera is raking in upwards of $10 million to mentor the current second season of NBC's "The Voice." And Spears' "X Factor" predecessor, Paula Abdul received a relatively paltry $2.5 million to judge on the first season.
    The individual told TheWrap that, as of Tuesday night, the "X Factor" and Spears camps were still weeks away from a deal, with "X Factor" looking for ways to trim its budget so it could present a more favorable offer for Spears. However, reports Tuesday night that the two sides had already reached a deal spurred the parties to come to an agreement earlier.
    Following its first season, which failed by a long shot to perform up to Cowell's predictions, "The X Factor" went into full meltdown mode, firing judges Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, along with host Steve Jones. Cowell has said that the second season will feature two judges, preferably a male and a female.
     
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    Another gay show that I will not watch. Aren't they all the same?

    I'll stick to the Real Housewives of ...
     
  3. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    Howard will talk about X-Factor incessantly. He is being asked to promote other NBC shows. He owes it to Simon. This will be a major topic when Howard returns if Britney has signed the contract. Howard will be heaping praise on Simon.
     
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    Time Bandit Well-Known Member

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    anyone that pays for sirius for howard is paying for an endless commercial..
    the revolution died like a non purebred mangy mutt in BethO's coast animal shelter or whatever its called
     
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    AGT Blows Well-Known Member

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    Britney needs to start eating 11 minute microwaved portions of turkey lasagna.
     
  6. Magnificent Mr. Hole

    Magnificent Mr. Hole Well-Known Member

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    She's gotten herself back into shape, I guess 15 million will do that.

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    But has she ever sung live, always funny they hire singers to judge who can't actually sing.