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Britney Spears and Demi Lovato join ‘The X Factor’

Britney Spears and Demi Lovato join ‘The X Factor’
May 15, 2012 JEREMY FEIST
Britney Spears and Demi Lovato

In one of the worst kept secrets in Hollywood, both Britney Spears and Demi Lovato have signed on to judge the next season of The X Factor, because why shouldn’t a pair of easily manipulated Disney starlets best known for public meltdowns and messy personal issues tell a bunch of impressionable kids what and what not to do? This will end well. Anyway, Britney reportedly signed a contract for $15 Million, while Demi has reportedly signed on for “only” $1 Million. Yeah, “only”. Poor girl. TMZ reports:

Sources tell TMZ, the 19-year-old singer’s raking in just north of a million to join the gang on X Factor — still damn impressive, but face it … she’s no Britney. Simon Cowell raved about Demi, praising her accomplishments at such a young age … insisting she will connect with younger viewers. As we reported, Britney signed a record $15 million deal to work as a judge on the show — so Demi’s getting table scraps … but in the TV biz, scraps can make you a millionaire. And just to show how desperately Demi wanted to appease her new X Factor overlords — we’re told the former Disney star even structured her upcoming tour around the X Factor tapings.

I like how they’re calling $1 MILLION “table scraps”. As if most people wouldn’t jump through a thousand metaphorical hoops for that kind of money. “Hmmmmm, enough money to live comfortably for a long while? Nah, I don’t get out of bed for anything less than $15 Million. What kind of girl do you think I am? A girl that does NOT sleep on a bed made of $15 Million in dollar bills, draped in baby seal comforters? I should slap the crap out of you.”

Britney Spears and Demi Lovato