Paulina Rubio is in foreclosure on her apartment at the Palace Condominium in Miami and is facing eviction by the building's condo board, which claims she hasn't paid her condo fees since April 2012. On Oct. 10, 2013, Gossip Extra reported that Rubio owes more than $30,000 in condo fees.
The Palace building manager Didi Ashe commented to Gossip Extra: “We’re using all collection tools at our disposal. But I cannot comment further, as the matter is in litigation.”
Gossip Extra reported: "In all, records show she pays $1,617.36 a month in maintenance. She hasn’t sent a check since April 2012, according to the filing. Rubio bought the 2,400-square-foot apartment in 1994 for $410,000. Her publicist couldn’t be contacted."
Rubio, 42, became a judge on "The X Factor" U.S. in 2013, as a replacement for Antonio "L.A." Reid, who quit the show at the end of 2012. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rubio's "X Factor" salary is $1.5 million. As for the other female judges on the show, Demi Lovato "X Factor" salary is $2 million in 2013 (a raise from a little more than $1 million that Lovato was paid for "The X Factor" in 2012), while Kelly Rowland (who joined "The X Factor" U.S. in 2013 as a replacement for Britney Spears) is getting paid $1 million to be a judge on "The X Factor" U.S., according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Spears was reportedly paid $15 million to be a judge on "The X Factor." In 2011, Paula Abdul's "X Factor" U.S. salary was $1.5 million, while Nicole Scherzinger's "X Factor" U.S. salary was $1 million, according to TV Guide. Abdul and Scherzinger were both fired from "The X Factor" U.S. at the end of the show's first season, but in 2012, Scherzinger was named a judge on "The X Factor" U.K., where she has been thriving. In her first year as a judge on "The X Factor" U.K., Scherzinger mentored the show's final two contestants: winner James Arthur and runner-up Jahmene Douglas.
Simon Cowell, an executive producer and co-owner of "The X Factor," is also a judge on the American "X Factor." Forbes magazine estimates that Cowell earns $95 million a year for his entire entertainment empire, which includes "The X Factor" and "Got Talent" franchises worldwide and Syco Music, the record company that he co-owns with Sony Music.
Rubio is apparently very disliked by the Palace condo board, and she's also very unpopular with many "X Factor" viewers. As previously reported, viewers have been complaining about her all over the Internet because they don't like her often-inarticulate comments and they say that she is a bad decision maker.
The litigation over Rubio's unpaid condo fees isn't the first time that Rubio has had legal troubles. In 2012, she was sued for assault by her former assistant Felipe Restrapo Betancur, who claims that Rubio was physically and verbally abusive to him. And in 2013, paparazzi photographer Hector Vela also sued Rubio for assault. In his lawsuit, Vela sought $75,000 in damages, and he claimed that Rubio kneed him in the groin and yelled obscenities at him after he took her picture on an airplane. Bela also claimed that Rubio and members of her entourage stole his camera. Most lawsuits such as these are settled out of court.