Britney, we hardly knew you.
Just days after the Season 2 finale of "The X Factor" comes word that Britney Spears — the pop singer hired to bring ratings sizzle to Simon Cowell's TV singing extravaganza — is getting the heave-ho as a judge after just one season.
According to Us Weekly, Cowell is close to canning Spears because he doesn't feel she's earned her $15-million paycheck. "He wanted crazy Britney, but he got boring Britney," Us Weekly quoted an unnamed insider as saying.
Indeed, pre-"X Factor," Spears got attention for such off-hours antics as shaving her head and driving with her baby on her lap. But many critics feel she's been a bland presence on the show, repeatedly murmuring, "Amazing," when asked her opinion of acts.