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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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46.

ShrinkWrap    

Britney should be showing more grattitude than she is. She is darn lucky she isn't standing in the medication line at a mental hospital.

775 days ago
47.

tamara    

Britney's had a lot of good music. J-Lo...eh, not so much, a song here and there.
Can't wait to see Britney on the show!!

775 days ago
48.

MJB's #1 Fan    

I'm so glad to see that most people on here agree that netiher of these women are worth the news or the salaries they are getting from these talent shows. Jennifer should be so happy that AI helped build her relevance again -- however, I will not watch another lame performance by her on AI, will not watch the commercials, I just don't want to see her -- period. No talent, whore.

Britney ... PWT.

775 days ago
49.

Boogie     

They both arent worth that kinda money.....especially Britney she hasn't done anything in years.......i mean YEARS..basically a has-been by industry standards

775 days ago
50.

barney    

Is Britney worth being paid 15 million,yes.The ratings will double with Britney as a judge on X Factor.With J.L. as a judge on American Idol the ratings have gone down.She should be grateful to get 5 million.

775 days ago
51.

maya     

britney spears is paid for drama and news for the show, simon and fox think that she will do mericals she is a huge superstar but you will never know what she will do

775 days ago
52.

Carl    

There is a BIG difference here that you are missing TMZ. JLo was brought on because of her looks and talent. Britney was hired because she is a loose cannon.

I'm not saying JLo is the greatest actress or musician, but no one tunes in to see if she'll lose it.

775 days ago
53.

thestupid    

They arent worth anything over $100,000
What a waste of money!

775 days ago
54.

nissilove<3    

Jennifer Lopez looks way better.... Jus sayin... (no homo)

775 days ago
55.

kim is a publicity whore    

wow, all that money. can i just have 1 million?

775 days ago
56.

Liz    

Jlo is way more successful than Britney in any country in the world, so yes Jlo is bigger....please

775 days ago
57.

maria805limon    

I love jlo more then Brittney Brittney is a dead beat mom I think

775 days ago
58.

Flying Blind    

see ya JLo, don't let the door hit you in the arse. So they don't have to buy a new door.

775 days ago
59.

deke    

Who effin' cares? Simon is a major douche for caving in to her b.s. He thinks he's so powerful blah, blah, blah. He got taken to the bank by a talentless whore/hillbilly. And two thumbs up to you " my big salami," I gotta put $500 on black before having my... let's go with a stack of pancakes and a couple scrambled eggs, extra bagel. Oh, and a big glass of o.j. with a side of big bong hit.

775 days ago
60.

bluzzone    

J-lo just added eye candy to the show.her judging was weak.Many times flat out rambling to the point of being very annoying.Time to overpay a new judge.

775 days ago
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