When it comes to Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez, these two have always battled it out on the music charts, but now, they’re going to head-to-head with their singing reality shows AND their paychecks.
According to TMZ, before Britney signed on the dotted line to judge the second season of The X-Factor, she had a special request— to make more money than J.Lo! Though Brit eventually settled on a $15 million payday ($3 million more than what Jennifer made on her first season of Idol), sources say that the singer originally wanted a sum close to $20 million. And just who is responsible for making Britney’s ”big bucks dream” come true? Creator and executive producer Simon Cowell, that’s who!
“Simon Cowell is a smart and shrewd businessman who knew Britney could make his show and he was willing to give her just about anything to come on board – and he did,” said a source.
With rumors swirling that Jennifer may leave Idol if she doesn’t get a pay raise, it looks like Britney’s X-Factor deal has something to do with it.
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