“No one has so much as turned me down for a show if I ask them, but sometimes we just won’t pay them what they want.

Some of the salaries have been getting insane over the past few years.

It’s difficult. I mean, a couple have turned me down actually yeah but then I think they’ve regretted it after.”

– Simon Cowell tells BreatheHeavy.com of The X Factor’s past judges.

Britney Spears raked in $15 million during her time on the show.

Interpret that how you will.