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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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Sue    

To all the lame Britney fans who think she is doing great: Her fiancé has complete control over her. Can't think of anything more sad...

841 days ago
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David     

That's Hollywood liberals folks

841 days ago
63.

David     

Thanks Hollywood liberals folks

841 days ago
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farmersdaugter    

Isn't that all it's ever about celeberties are the greediest people alive personally I would pay either one over four mill.......

841 days ago
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Savvy1    

They need to pull the plug on idol. It has truly run it's corse. Save the 12 million they're paying Lopez and put it to a new idea.

840 days ago
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Yak    

Good lord. $15M? The woman belongs in a trailer park. The world is an effed up, lopsided place, filled to the brim with injustices. Who even watches these crappy shows?

840 days ago
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cesar    

jlo is bigger the britney...... britney is done.. she needs to retired..

840 days ago
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Lorenzo    

Puh-leeze... these singers are both paid waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much money... does anyone really think either of them is worth all those millions for a dumb t.v. show? What in hell is wrong with Americans who watch these dumb reality shows???

793 days ago
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