Will Britney Spears return to the ‘X-Factor’ next year, or is she being let go?

Here are some new photos of Britney Spears at the Season Finale press conference thing for the X-Factor. In one of the pics, Brit is holding hands with someone named Carly Rose Sonenclar, who I am assuming is one of contestants on the show. Don’t bother correcting me if I’m wrong, I couldn’t care less other than my first reaction which was, “That girl looks like Ellen Page.” Ellen Page and Britney would make such a cute couple, right?

Anyway, I became enchanted with these photos because of Britney’s hair. First thought: Bump-It? Second thought: WIG. That’s just a full-on wig, correct? The hair looks so healthy and… well, Britney isn’t known for healthy-looking hair. It could be a happy-medium though – like, those raggedy, flat-ironed bangs are Britney’s and she’s wearing a Bump-It hairpiece to make everything look bouncy and cute. As for the black satin dress… I like it on Britney, mostly because I’m tired of her mini-dresses and Herve Leger bandage dresses. This is a nice silhouette on her!

In other Britney news, there are some reports about whether Britney will be coming back for a second season of the X-Factor:

Pop star Britney Spears might lose her 10 million pound per season deal with the ‘X Factor’ USA, as her stint on the show has failed to increase the TRP’s.

The 31-year-old ‘Toxic’ hitmaker is due to leave the show after this week’s two-night grand finale, along with music mogul judge LA Reid, reported Daily Star.

“Simon had hoped Britney would be a ratings boost but that simply hasn’t happened. It’s no coincidence she is not in talks about a new deal,” said a senior executive at Fox

Fellow judge Demi Lovato is already in contract negotiations with Simon Cowell’s production company for next year’s show.

Only eight million viewers watched this season’s episodes compared to an average of more than 12 million last year.

“She just doesn’t seem to be cut out for a TV talent show,” the senior executive added.

[From Business-Standard]

Yeah… did she jump or was she pushed? I thought Britney was always only going to do this for one year, and then she and Simon and her team would review where they were after the year was over. And I can see how Britney maybe wouldn’t bring in the kind of mind-blowing ratings that Simon was hoping for. Eh. I kind of hope that Simon, Britney and her team let her contract expire and she just gets to do something else with her time. I feel like this crap is stressing her out unnecessarily.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN.

 

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  1. gogoGorilla says:

    I call wig. Those bangs are painful and atrocious, though, so I’m not certain what the actual point was.

    Dress is ok. Britney is pretty much a big yawn to me these days. I know she needs the meds, but girl has zero spark or spunk.

    • Sophia says:

      yep you’re right and to be honest i can’t believe she’s only 31..she looks at least 40..i don’t know maybe because she’s been through so much but also that horrible make up and that wig/weave/wiglet/piece whatever are not helping..she needs a new hair & makeup artist

    • cmc says:

      Yeah those bangs are the literal definition of “bangs trauma”. SO bad. She looks rough, but given what she’s gone through I’m generally pretty forgiving in general. She looks clean, healthy, and this is the first X Factor red carpet she’s done where I didn’t feel like there was someone standing slightly off-camera with a gun pointed at her snarling “SMILE!”

  2. bea says:

    That def is a wig, but lots of people wear ‘em.

    I like that dress on her as well (even if it is shiny). I agree that the micro minis and bandage dresses are getting old and are not flattering on her.

    I’m not really a fan, but she seems so vulnerable that I always wish her well, you know?

  3. Jackie Jormp Jomp (formerly Zelda) says:

    That is a bad wig. Zolciak bad.

  4. Blue Iris says:

    Aawww Bertney, you have such potential but the too tight dress and nasty hair is killing it. Hand over the reigns to a stylist please!

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      Agreed, but I think she is simply too out of it to really notice how bad it is. Like, right before she goes on, her style team lies their a$$es off, “OMG, Brit, you look amazing..you’re going to blow them all away.” So, she believes what she is told, like with everything else in her life these days. It’s sad. I feel bad for her in a way and hope she is not roped into this again.

  5. Lauren says:

    She was so much better during the auditions and she’s really good during her mentoring segments but as a judge she wasn’t that great. As for Carly, that girl has a great voice!

  6. Quinn says:

    She looks SO much older than she should. Between a Hollywood childhood and whatever mental illness plagues her, she seems chewed up and spit out.

  7. shewolf says:

    She doesnt even remotely look like the person she used to be. How does that happen? Britney needs the quiet life with some family members out in the backwoods of Louisiana or something. Fame is crushing her soul.

  8. hikkilove says:

    looking at these pics all i can think is that she just looks so incredibly haggard. its not just that shes aged, but she looks so unhappy and uncomfortable. i feel like she should have stepped out of the spotlight awhile ago.

  9. Darlene says:

    100% a wig. And what’s up with the front of her foot? Psoriasis?

  10. Jean says:

    I thought she was good. She didn’t say much during her critiques but I prefer that to someone who talks endlessly. I’m surprised that more people watched XFactor last year, they were probably hoping it would be like the old American Idol with Simon & Paula. I’m glad Britney did this because it seems like she’s gaining confidence. She does look bad in these pictures but I just saw pics of her out getting Starbucks with her kids and she looked young & beautiful. She looked stunning on the live shows as well. Overall it might be dissappointing for her but I think it was the right choice to do the show, I think she gained more than she lost.

  11. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    With her looks lately, it’s like either hit or miss…I tuned in for several weeks of this show, her looking haggard and exhausted each time..then like 2 weeks ago, her skin and eyes – whole face – looked rejuvenated, like 10 years younger. I dont know what happened! Then you see these more recent pics, and it’s the same old….do not understand!

  12. lflips says:

    Whenever I see her I just wish she would retire from all forms of entertainment for good.

  13. mel2 says:

    To put the pressure on Brit to increase ratings is ridiculous. I like her and hope she stays or most likely I wont be watching next year.

  14. mar says:

    she is like a robot. I think she is just fried

  15. Sweet Dee says:

    Yep, that’s a wig. A terrible, cheap-ass looking wig that her stylist cut bangs into. Or maybe real bangs. Real terrible bangs. Ugh. She always looks like a mess to me.

    As for the ratings, maybe people are just getting sick of these shows? They’re recycled talent and not entertaining year after year, and all of them are going down in the ratings, especially AI last season. Also, the Voice gets much more viewership and they’re both on for 3 hours per week. That’s six hours if people were to watch both, which would be a huge time commitment so I’m assuming the target audience chooses one or the other, and the Voice is it.

    I guess I’d choose the douche/diva/cray judges (coaches?) from the Voice over the wreck that comprise the X Factor panel. If I had to. I’m not willing to spend THREE HOURS on a TV show each week. That’s asinine.

  16. HotPockets says:

    Britney’s handlers will not let her just retire and stay at home, that’s the problem. She has so many people on her payroll, including her dad and “fiance” that all they see is dollar signs and not her well being. So many people defend her dad and claim that he is the only reason she is alive, but the only thing her dad did was push her back into touring and take her pink wigs away. Britney is still very much unstable and I think her mental state is holding on by a small thread.

    Her life is a very sad one, I mean the poor girl can’t even get on the computer because her handlers fear what she might find. I hope she gets off X-factor, quits touring and tries to live a more quiet life and do some soul searching because Britney Spears has only been living for what other people want. It’s clear she is no longer passionate about her entertainment career judging by the dead look in her eyes.

    I could barely watch her on X-factor, she looks so uncomfortable and sad, every time she says something she seemed so unsure of herself or had a worried look in her eye like someone would scold her for saying the wrong thing.

    • some bitch says:

      Co-sign.

      Britney looks so sad and worn out. A few nights ago I found clips of her performing circa 2001 and although she lip synced there was a spark that made her easy to watch. Really hope she can get back to a happy place. I want her to retire and enjoy life with her sons on her own terms.

  17. jenny piccolo says:

    Awe poor Britney, she’s been through so much. Whatever! Are you kidding me? There are people who have been through far worse experiences. She has zero charm & has no excuse for looking this terrible and haggard at 31 years of age. And who knows if she has “handlers” or not? HotPockets, you have quite an imagination.

  18. nikko says:

    They need to get rid of Demi Lovato, she’s worse the Brit. Demi is to jealous of the female contestants. She was so jealous of CeCe, she made the poor girl change her whole style of singing. Even Simon said that Demi was changing her. I don’t like Demi at all. Simon need to have more experienced musicians/entertainers.

  19. Diana says:

    Carly for the win! That girl sings like nobody’s business.

  20. Shy says:

    Carly Rose Sonenclar does look like Ellen Page :) I’ve noticed it too.

    I wonder what happened to Ellen Page. She was this IT girl after Juno. Then she had supporting role in Inception. But was completely overshadowed by Tom Hardy and JGL. And then she vanished. She does some movies. But nothing important. We don’t hear about them. She she was really Golden Girl for some time.

    I guess because she is limited actress. She looks the same in every movie. She can play good ONE role. She is good at it but it’s getting annoying when she does it in every movie. Producers don’t ask her to star in big movies. She is like Adrien Brody – still does some movies but nothing interesting.

  21. Chrissy says:

    That is one awful hairdo. She’s very boring on the show – very little personality and only says enough to get them to move on from her. I HATE Demi though. I would rather have Britney than Demi, because Demi is so obnoxious, always talking about how she’s young and knows what people would buy and how Simon’s so old. It’s rude, arrogant, and she’s kind of dumb. I won’t watch the show again if she’s still on it.

  22. guilty pleasures says:

    I agree that Demi is the bigger problem. She restyled all of her girls to look ridiculous. She interrupts one of the most successful and powerful men in show business with the idiotic mantra that she is young, therefore right about everything. She is boring and just seems to be a terribly immature pain in the butt. She will not be missed by anyone I know.
    Britney seemed sad and scared, without much enthusiasm. She has that gravelly low voice of a drugged or depressed person.
    LA Reid was so freaking rude when he found out that he was coaching the over 25′s that I almost swore off the show then. Might anyway, it’s such a waste of time.

  23. Sharla says:

    If anyone needs to go it’s Demi! I can’t believe they are thinking of having her back. She was the worst mentor and ruined Janelle who I think could have won it all. Then
    She ruined Cece who I wasn’t a big fan of but hated to see Demi drain the enjoyment she had for performing right after her.

    Plus Demi does nothing but interrupt her elders (and superiors imo) and act like a whiny brat. I will not tune in nect year if Demi is back.

    I personally liked Britney however I agree with above poster: good on auditions and mentoring but very weak on the live shows. But I think she will do better if she comes back.

    Also in agreement over LA and the over 25s! Tate deserves to win but LA doesn’t after he acted so rudely.

    Ugh! I can’t believe they are getting rid of Britney when I think Demi is the one turning people off.

  24. Sharla says:

    If anyone needs to go it’s Demi! I can’t believe they are thinking of having her back. She was the worst mentor and ruined Janelle who I think could have won it all. Then
    She ruined Cece who I wasn’t a big fan of but hated to see Demi drain the enjoyment she had for performing right after her.

    Plus Demi does nothing but interrupt her elders (and superiors imo) and act like a whiny brat. I will not tune in nect year if Demi is back.

    I personally liked Britney however I agree with above poster: good on auditions and mentoring but very weak on the live shows. But I think she will do better if she comes back.

    Also in agreement over LA and the over 25s! Tate deserves to win but LA doesn’t after he acted so rudely.

    Ugh! I can’t believe they are getting rid of Britney when I think Demi is the one turning people off.