Simon Cowell, Jada Pinkett-Smith's DJ talent show axed over credits squabble

Simon Cowell (Britain's Got Talent 2012)X Factor boss Simon Cowell has abandoned plans to create a talent contest for DJs with Jada Pinkett-Smith, with a report claiming they had clashed over who should get top billing in the credits.

In January, it was announced that Simon's firm Syco TV had teamed up with Sony Pictures and Overbrook Entertainment - the production company owned by Jada and husband Will Smith - to search for the 'world's greatest DJ' in a new reality show.

But the idea has now been scrapped, with a Syco spokesperson saying: "Syco and Overbrook decided not to proceed together on a DJ-competition show."

One source told the New York Post that Cowell had pulled out after he and Pinkett-Smith fought over who should be listed first in the credits, with the pair even calling lawyers in for negotiations.

But another disputed this suggestion, claiming: "There were some deal points that couldn’t be worked out, and Sony and Overbrook walked away."

ITV2 and MTV were among channels said to have been interested in airing the show, which aimed to capitalise on the growing popularity of dance music.

Cowell will launch culinary competition 'Food Glorious Food' on ITV1 next year, while reports suggest that he's working on a technology-themed show with The Voice UK coach Will.i.am.

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