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Britney vs. JLo

It's All About the Moolah

5/29/2012 5:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0528_jlo_birntey_ai_xfactorJennifer Lopez helped Britney Spears secure a $15 million paycheck for "X Factor" -- because Britney had one intractable demand ... she had to make more than J Lo did for her first season on "American Idol."

JLo raked in $12 mil for her first season on "American Idol." There are reports she made $20 mil for the season that just ended, but we hear it's less than that.

Sources very familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Britney's bottom line was no less than $13 mil. But sources connected with "X Factor" tell us Britney initially asked for a lot more -- $20 mil. 

As we first reported, Britney and "X Factor" eventually settled on $15 mil for the season.

The wild card now is JLo. It's unclear if "American Idol" will pay her what she's been making because ratings are down and if she can't pull in at least what Britney is getting, ego could make it a no go.

Stay tuned.

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My Big Salami    

Get ready Vegas, 2 years from now it will be a co-headlining act with J Lo and Britt in some dive Casino. And your ticket also includes a free chicken fried steak and eggs breakfast!

687 days ago
2.

DaveT    

I thought Jennifer Lopez had to pay Idol to be on it.

687 days ago
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Lil Wayne    

All this freaken SPAM!

687 days ago
4.

Wash. Hts. Girl    

NarcissISM = the new religion

687 days ago
5.

VictorD    

Seedy TMZ ALWAYS posts pictures of women with their mouths open.

687 days ago
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charles    

looking at these figures makes it difficult to come to the website

687 days ago
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mira    

JLO is not worth the money. I get Britney Spears--- but JLO? She is sooooo old and done with. She should retire from her "career".

687 days ago
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Observer999    

Jennifer Lopez will be back on Idol. Her music sales and movie career aren't at the level to bring her $15-20 million a year. This is all just hype.

687 days ago
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Jerry    

JLo can't sing, she's horrible. Here is proof: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrLxKP9MNys

687 days ago
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janet    

Cowell re-thinking. Tons of money for nothing. Jeninfer Lopez, Britney Spears, taking the money and run.

687 days ago
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oleman    

AI is tired and should be put to rest....

687 days ago
12.

Glynn    

Neither are worth $5.00.

687 days ago
13.

jujubee    

we are in the middle of a recession and these b**ches are complaining about the millions of dollars they are getting?
Greed at its finest...

687 days ago
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chrisu    

Brit is more succesfull that J.LO so she deserve her paycheck.
J.LO should receive less.. The thing is that thanks to Idol, J.LO got promotion. With Britney, X-Factor will get ratings.. so it is all clear..

687 days ago
15.

Lola    

Britney Spears is a huge business conglomerate comprised of many separate businesses, not just her singing and tour shows. It has been said that she props up the US economy with her businesses, and if she were to stop them all, the economy really would collapse. Most of you, INCLUDING TMZ, have no clue what is going on in her business life. And she most likely will NEVER run out of money or have to play in a "seedy dive" in Vegas. Her perfume business alone is said to be the top selling perfumes in the world. She has timberland in Louisiana, turning profit, and many other enterprises.

687 days ago
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