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Khloe Kardashian, Demi Lovato and Britney Spears at Risk on X Factor USA - Who Gets Fired?

By Staff
Dec 27, 2012
Khloe Kardashian hosted X Factor USA this year.

Will Khloe Kardashian, Demi Lovato or Britney Spears get fired from their jobs at X Factor USA?

Khloe was co-host along with Mario Lopez and Demi and Britney were both judges on the show this season.

Ratings were down and rumors are already hitting that Spears will get the axe.

Is Britney gone?

The 'Hold It Against Me' singer is reportedly unlikely to have her contract renewed after disappointing producers with her "low energy" and providing "boring" feedback to contestants.

A source told US Weekly magazine, that the 31-year-old mother-of-two - who was on a one year $15 million contract and whose act Carly Rose made it to this season's grand final - is facing the axe just weeks after music producer and record label boss L.A. Reid announced he won't be returning next year.

The insider said: "Britney will get the boot. Producers wanted her for the long haul, but it isn't working. They paid all that for her to say 'amazing' and offer half-claps."

The source said Simon Cowell was especially let down by Britney's attitude on the panel, saying: "He wanted crazy Britney, but he got boring Britney."

Sources previously claimed that 'The X Factor' producers were eager to dramatically reduce the show's budget next season and felt they could not justify paying Britney $15 million again in light of the show's disappointing ratings.

The source said: "Producers were hoping to pull in between 15-20 million viewers but the show hasn't reached those expectations and in a recent episode that clashed with the World Series only 5.7 million watched.

"Those numbers add up to cost cutting and Britney will be expendable. So, considering Fox has already renewed 'The X Factor' for a third season, producers will be looking to spend less on the production of the show, including the judges' salaries.

"Britney, who was signed on a one-year deal, is the first person who will be expected to have her salary chopped. She is on a $15 million contract, which is absurd given that there's been no huge surge in the ratings."

How about Khloe?

"To do something on this magnitude, I'm so honored and blessed and I just love that I've been able to grow through this whole experience. So I've had a phenomenal time," Khloe gushed about her time on "X Factor," reports MTV.

With the departure of L.A. Reid and facing declining ratings against NBC's "The Voice," it seems the third season of the show will hit the reboot button yet again.

Does that mean Khloe will return next year?

"I would love to come back," Kardashian said.

And Demi?

Fox reports that during week prior to “The X Factor” finale, Cowell said that a judge’s panel shake up is never out of the question.

“…it’s that time of year,” Cowell told the Hollywood Reporter when asked about the possibility of getting rid of Lovato, “You’re always going to get asked that question.”

Should Demi stay?

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  • Kourtney Kardashian and son Mason Disick at the beach.
  • Kourtney Kardashian and son Mason Disick at the beach.
  • Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe and Mason at the beach.
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