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
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)

(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.

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Dec 31, 2012 5:19 AM CST
C'mon, the show wasn't THAT bad. As for Britney I got so tired of her saying "Absolutely" I couldn't hardly stand it when she spoke. BUT to her credit she looks like she's cleaned up regardless of her personal life. As for Simon Cowell, if he wasn't a judge U know it as well as I know it the show wouldn't get near the ratings it did. Like him or not, he brought life to that show!
Dec 30, 2012 8:44 PM CST
simon cowell is NOT news worthy.
Dec 30, 2012 8:40 AM CST
What's the matter Simon? Not getting as many Tweets as Brittany?