Wednesday, December 10, 2008

X Factor contracts: 80 pages, little cash

If you're an X Factor finalist, part of the deal with the devil is that you're legally barred from ever criticising Simon Cowell. You'd love to see him try to actually enforce that, wouldn't you?

Everyone has to sign an 80 page document which includes the clause; the Daily Mail is half-heartedly trying to suggest this is some sort of scandal rather than the sort of over-pedantic control freakery you'd come to expect from such a franchise. It's not like anyone actually cares about the singers who are due to be spat out the system in a couple of months, is it?