BRITNEY SPEARS is still wanted for the 3rd season of “The X Factor” despite reports that she could be fired, celebrity news has learned.

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Recent reports suggest that one of the newest judges on “The X Factor,” Britney Spears, is in danger of being fired, mainly because her $15 million pay check wasn’t worth her allegedly lackluster performance—not even when Simon Cowell said that she made an effective “mean” judge or when her contestant, Carly Rose Sonenclar, became a finalist.

But Fox’s own president, Kevin Reilly, is defending the pop superstar, saying that she actually “did a really good job” on the show’s second season.

Reilly added at the Television Critics Association session on Tuesday (as quoted by Gossip Cop):

“People remain fascinated with [Spears] and always will be. She’s just an interesting figure who’s lived a unique life, and I thought she brought some of that.”

So why were people giving Brit a hard time?

The Fox president explained:

“Maybe some people were waiting for more drastic displays of some nature that never came.”

He then ensured that though there is no final judges line-up yet, the network definitely wants Spears back this coming fall for the show’s 3rd season.

Do you think Britney deserves another shot or should she be dropped from the show?

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