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Britney Spears wants to secure more TV work.
The 31-year-old "Till The World Ends" singer - whose contract with The X Factor reportedly won't be renewed - is said to have instructed her management team to find her a recurring role on a sitcom.
"Britney's manager, Larry Rudolph, is reading television scripts that the singer could accept. Britney's dad, Jamie feels that having his daughter on a sitcom would be a good fit for her. Britney needs to be kept busy, and a structured environment such as a television sitcom would be a natural fit for her. There is also a possibility that Britney could get her own television sitcom, but that appears to be more of a long shot. She actually has very natural comedic talents and is very funny, in an airhead sort of way," a source close to the singer said.
Sources previously revealed that the blonde beauty would not be returning to The X Factor after recently completing her one-year contract as a judge alongside Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid.
Lindsay Lohan allegedly refused to film the final scenes for a home improvement series despite receiving $200,000 worth of renovations for free.
The Liz & Dick actress - who is currently trying to pay back a huge tax bill - reportedly refused to film a big reveal moment after her home was given an expensive revamp as part of the Bravo series Million Dollar Decorators.
Sources told gossip website TMZ.com that the 26-year-old troubled starlet agreed to take part in the series earlier this year in exchange for her rental home - which costs her $8,000 a month - getting a free makeover worth an estimated $200,000. The actress was said to have initially cooperated with producers and filmed a furniture-shopping segment in March, along with other footage at the house. But once the renovations were completed, Lindsay allegedly stopped communicating with the show's team. Insiders say that the actress is still living in the house but it is now too messy to be filmed and producers are said to be planning to use other clips to cobble together a big reveal moment since Lindsay won't take part. The episode is scheduled to hit screens early next year.
Cheryl Cole is suing The X Factor for $2.3 million after being dropped by the show.
The "Promise This" hitmaker was axed from music mogul Simon Cowell's talent show just days into the first auditions last year and though she was paid her salary for the entire season, but Cheryl, 29, is claiming they still owe her money.
TMZ reports that Cheryl says she signed a "Pay or Play" contract with production company Blue Orbit, who runs the show, in April 2011 and was assured that she would receive $2 million for the second season of the show - even if she wasn't to appear on the judging panel again. Cheryl also states in her 11-page lawsuit that she is owed further expenses which she was promised, such as a $100,000 wardrobe allowance, a stylist at $25,000 and $15,000-per-month for every hotel she stayed at in Los Angeles, California, during the filming of the show.
Miley Cyrus was "shocked" by Two And A Half Men's Angus T. Jones' rant about the show. The 19-year-old actor - who makes $350,000 for playing Jake Harper in the sitcom - called the show "filth" and begged viewers to stop watching and guest star Miley was surprised by her on-screen love interest's comments.
"Miley was shocked just like everyone else who saw the video. But Miley doesn't judge anyone and she of course wants Angus and everyone who works on the show to be happy and continue doing the show because she's a huge fan and she likes guest appearing. She had the time of her life when she worked with Angus and she even thinks he's hot and incredibly sweet. She even had fun hanging on set and filming with Ashton [Kutcher] and Jon [Cryer]," a source said.
Lindsay Lohan wants to star in her own comedy series. The 26-year-old actress is reportedly hoping to get her career back on track by proving her talent on her own sitcom after she received mixed reviews for her latest movie Liz & Dick.
A source told gossip website RadarOnline.com that Lindsay was advised to try her hand at a comedy TV series by her close friend Charlie Sheen. "Lindsay has asked her manager and agent to look into getting her her own television sitcom. Lindsay feels that the small screen would be a great way for her to revitalize her acting career and that a comedy would be the best bet. Lindsay feels most comfortable doing comedy and it was Charlie Sheen that told her she should do it. Charlie told Lindsay that it was an easy way to make very good money and help her to get her movie career back on track. Lindsay is loving the idea of having her own sitcom and would love to play someone in a story based on her crazy life," an insider said.
The former Two And A Half Men star has been helping the troubled actress a lot recently according to reports. He is also said to have sent her a check for $100,000 to cover almost half of her hefty tax bill after they bonded during filming Scary Movie 5 together in September.
Kanye West reportedly wants Kim Kardashian to quit her reality TV show.
The rapper has made appearances in Keeping Up with the Kardashians but doesn't want to be seen in the series again. The hip-hop star thinks Kim should walk away from the program that made her famous and take her career in a different direction.
"Kanye doesn't want to film the show anymore. And he doesn't want Kim to do reality TV either. He's pushing her to stop. Kanye wants to be in control of his image, not at the mercy of show producers. The Kardashian show hurts his cool image," a source said.
Kim, 32, appears in the show with her mother Kris Jenner, stepfather Bruce Jenner, sisters Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, brother Rob Kardashian, and half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner. The series is hugely popular and although Kim is considering taking her boyfriend's career advice, she is worried how her mother Kris - who is also her manager - may react if she left the show. "If Kanye persuades Kim to leave reality TV, Kris will hate him for it. It will rob her family of their income," the source explained.
David Beckham is being inundated with offers to host his own talk show.
The 37-year-old footballer - whose rolling one year contract with Los Angeles Galaxy is up for renewal in December - has reportedly been offered the chance to front his own sports show by Time Warner Cable. A source told the Daily Star Sunday newspaper, "We want David on board whether or not he continues to play for the Galaxy. We are on our way to becoming the world's biggest sportscaster and he is a key part of our future."
The insider said that the US-based company has offered the midfielder a "multi-million" contract and is "desperate" to secure the father-of-four to host a twice-weekly show on its new sports network. The proposed format would see David interview his fellow athletes, discuss tactics and give him "free reign" to cover any sports of his choice.
But rivals FOX are said to be hashing out a massive counter offer in a desperate bid to lure the successful British star to its network and he is considering his options after being advised to cash-in on his celebrity status.
Britney Spears' contract with The X Factor may not be renewed.
The 30-year-old popstar - who sits on the judging panel alongside Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato and LA Reid on the current series of the FOX reality show - is reportedly under threat because producers are eager to dramatically reduce the show's budget next season and feel they cannot justify paying her $15 million again in light of the show's disappointing ratings.
"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," a source said.
Howard Stern is reportedly ready to quit America's Got Talent.
The outspoken radio star - who replaced Piers Morgan this year - is said to have dropped major hints he will not return for a second stint as a judge on the popular reality TV series amid rumors the show's format will be completely overhauled for its eight series.
"AGT is massively successful, but every TV show needs a refresh to make it the best it can be. At this time, there are questions over whether Howard wants to return," a source said.
Speaking on his radio show last week, the popular radio host - for whom the show moved from Los Angeles to New York - admitted he recently realized he didn't need to be "all over the television."
Mariah Carey hired extra security after Nicki Minaj threatened to shoot her.
The American Idol star has confirmed her fellow judge menaced her with gun violence during their explosive argument on the set of the talent show on Tuesday, and she is worried about the "unpredictable" rapper's next move. Mariah contacted chat show host Barbara Walters, who read out a statement on The View which revealed several staff members had heard Nicki quip, "If I had a gun I would shoot the b***h."
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