Simon Cowell Sick of Britney

Report says her first season with 'X Factor' will be her last

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 28, 2012 9:04 AM CST

(Newser) – December has not been kind to Britney Spears, what with the rumors of relationship trouble and claims her ex-hubby's brother actually fathered her kid. Now, Us Weekly reports that the singer's first season as an X Factor judge will be her last. "Britney will get the boot," according to a source; another says bigwigs are sour that they paid her $15 million "for her to say 'amazing' and offer half-claps." And a third source says co-creator Simon Cowell hasn't been wowed either: "He wanted crazy Britney, but he got boring Britney."

In other Cowell-themed news, the Daily Mail reports that he's trying to woo a big name to the British version of the show: Kate Moss, who would work as a style consultant. It's not the only Cowell-involved show that could use a boost. The Mail also reports that That Dog Can Dance, a UK show it describes as "X Factor for dogs," somehow, somehow managed to be a dud, reeling in just 3.7 million viewers.

Britney Spears attends the The X Factor season finale at CBS Television City on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in Los Angeles.
Britney Spears attends the "The X Factor" season finale at CBS Television City on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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