Britney Spears Fired From 'X-Factor'?

Akiko Fujita tracks the latest drama centered on pop star and Simon Cowell.
2:53 | 12/29/12

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britney spears has been on a reasonably good run of late. She got engaged. He's avoided p.R. Wrecks. And she landed a role as a judge on "the x factor." But is the mature britney turning into a problem of its own. There's reports that simon cowell thinks she's too boring and is getting ready to fire her. Reporter: You may recall signing britney spears in may was a coup for the ratings. Oh, what a difference seven months makes. One source tells "us weekly" producer simon cowell wanted crazy britney but got boring britney instead. It seemed like the perfect match. The multiplatinum princess of pop, cast to find the next big pop star. But britney spears' stint on "the x factor" may be one and done. Most people won't like you. Reporter: "Us weekly" reports the singer is getting the boot from the fox reality show, after a disappointing season. Simon cowell was expecting to get this crazy britney spears that, you know, people saw unravel over the past few years. But he actually got the boring britney that no one had ever really wanted to watch. You were amazing. I they you were great. You were great. Thank you. Reporter: Cowell has remained mum. But he talked on the jimmy kimmel a few months ago. Britney has been a revelation on the show. She's been superb. Reporter: Spears would not comment on the rumors. But "x factor" representatives have denied the reports. Saying no one has discussed next year's judging panel yet. Any reports otherwise are complete speculation. But this wouldn't be the first time a show has shuffled its cast. Cheryl cole was cut before the show debuted. Paula abdul, nicole scherzinger cut. All after a season where ratings fell by double-digits from last year. I definitely think producers brought britney on for the ratings. You know, they are trying to get up on par with "american idol." And they expected her to be such a huge name to bring those viewers. But it just didn't happen. Reporter: One thing is for sure. The show will be back next season. And there are some skeptics who say this rumored firing is all just one, big publicity stunt to drum up interest for the next season. Shocking. Aren't these shows supposed to be about the contestants? I think we're talking more about the judges lately. We're going to keep talking until we find out what happens. That's right. Simon cowell is working. It is. Coming up here on "gma,"

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