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Simon Cowell says Britney Spears 'couldn't talk'

Simon Cowell says Britney Spears 'couldn't talk'

Sep 7 2013, 5:36pm CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Britney Spears' $15 million 'X Factor' USA contract wasn't renewed because she was "very uncomfortable" on the show. The show's boss Simon Cowell has admitted he didn't realize that the 'Scream...

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Simon Cowell says Britney Spears 'couldn't talk'

Sep 7 2013, 5:36pm CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Britney Spears' $15 million 'X Factor' USA contract wasn't renewed because she was "very uncomfortable" on the show.

The show's boss Simon Cowell has admitted he didn't realize that the 'Scream & Shout' singer is not a big talker and confirmed it was the main reason he decided to replace her on the judging panel this year after just one season.

The 55-year-old British star told 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' in a new interview that will air in the U.S. on Tuesday (09.10.13): "I didn't realize that! I kind of booked someone who couldn't talk, which is a bit of a problem when you want someone to judge."

He added: "She wasn't comfortable being negative, she didn't like it when the contestants spoke back to her, so she was just uncomfortable. I liked her. So we decided to change it this year and I thought I'll work with three girls because I like working with girls."

Simon also confessed that he only asked Britney, 31, to be a judge as he got caught up in competing with 'American Idol' and 'The Voice' USA to feature high profile judges such as Jennifer Lopez and Christina Aguilera.

He said: "I think if I'm being honest with you, Ellen, there was a time I think everyone was trying to up themselves in terms of who could find the biggest known star to be on a panel. And in terms of a pop singer? Jennifer Lopez and the other one on The Voice... I can't remember. Blondie. Christina. And we said, 'We'll take Britney'. She was fine, but I think she found it very uncomfortable."

Britney previously claimed she decided to leave the show to focus on her music career.

She said in a statement in January: "I've made the very difficult decision not to return for another season. I've had an incredible time doing the show and I love the other judges and I am so proud of my teens, but it's time for me to get back in the studio."

Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio have joined Simon and Demi Lovato on the judging panel of this year's series.

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The X-Factor effect! Sin City bookings up 100% after it is leaked as Simon Cowell's Judges' Houses base ... but Cheryl's Nice location is shunned by viewers

Sep 1 2014 7:13am CDT | Source: Daily Mail

The series only kicked off on Saturday, but the Judges' Houses have already been leaked, with Cowell and Mel B's locations the most popular among viewers. ...
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Liam Payne and Niall Horan talk to Cosmo and sniff each other

Aug 29 2014 4:20pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

...and Liam confesses that his girlfriend buys lingerie for him.Those One Direction boys are dipping their multi-million pound toes in the beauty world yet again, with the release of their new fragrance You and I on the 1st of September. Hurray for them, but more hurray for us because we got to trot off to New York and chat to them about SMELL.Harder than you might think, but the fellas actually managed to be fairly charming, funny, and let's face it HOT, when talking about grabbi ...
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1 week ago

Niall Horan Slams One Direction Breakup Rumors

Aug 26 2014 4:28pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

One Direction aren't breaking up, so we're not sure why we have to read another new rumor about them splitting, like, every week. It didn't help that Simon Cowell recently commented on their inevitable split. Way to stir up more gossip, Simon.Niall Horan was quick to shoot down the 1D breakup rumors yet again, putting it out there plain and simple: they're going to be around for awhile. Will they eventually pack ...
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The Crap We Missed – Monday 8.25.14

Aug 25 2014 6:20pm CDT | Source: The Superficial

[Ed. Note: So it's 7:15 PM EST, and our server just now started working. Or at least enough for me to type this and then presumably crap out again, so my apologies for the ensuing shooting spree if that happens. Anyway, I'll shut up now and gun up this post Photo Boy had finished hours ago before we disappear into the ether. There are other worlds than this... - SW] Welcome to Monday’s The Crap We Missed whi ...
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Lauren Silverman Shows Off Her Baby And Her Sexy Stems In St. Tropez

Aug 25 2014 2:12pm CDT | Source: X17 Online

She's one hot mom! If anyone was questioning what Simon Cowell saw in baby mama Lauren Silverman -- we've got two reasons: those sexy stems! Wearing a bodycon minidress, Simo ...
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Lauren Silverman & Simon Cowell’s furry moobs are in Saint-Tropez: funny or gross?

Aug 25 2014 5:35am CDT | Source: Celebitchy.com

Simon Cowell and his “girlfriend” Lauren Silverman are vacationing in Saint-Tropez with their son Eric. If you haven’t seen photos of Eric Cowell recently, OMG he looks like his father. It’s like the Cowell genes are so strong that this baby just has Simon’s face completely. No DNA test necessary. To his credit, Simon seems to be very engaged with his son, which is a good sign, I guess. I never thought I’d see the day when ...
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1 week ago

Jeff Buckley's Definitive 'Hallelujah' Turns 20... 2 Million Cover Versions Later

Aug 24 2014 10:57am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

It's safe to say that there would have been a few million less "Hallelujah" choruses if not for Jeff Buckley's Grace album, which came out 20 years ago this week. Leonard Cohen might also be millions of dollars poorer, since it was the late Buckley's transcendent cover of Cohen's previously obscure "Hallelujah" that ultimately led to the song being a staple of everything from American Idol showcases to in-memoriam monta ...
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Pete Wentz, Meagan Camper Welcome Baby Boy!

Aug 22 2014 5:15am CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz and model girlfriend Meagan Camper are parents! They welcomed a baby boy, Saint Lazslo, on Wednesday in L.A. “Mom and baby are happy and healthy,” the rep says. “They are thrilled at the addition to the family and Bronx is over the moon to be a big brother.” Up until the baby’s arrival, Wentz, whose 5-year-old son is from his previous marriage to Ashlee Simpson, didn’t know the sex of his second child. “We’re waiting,” he said. “ ...
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Lauren Silverman In A Bikini

Aug 19 2014 11:03am CDT | Source: WWTDD.com

You’ve got to be pretty stoked when your boring husband befriends a wealthy celebrity who shows a strong interest in plowing you. In a Lifetime movie, this would end up in some kind of deadly love triangle. In real life, Simon Cowell bangs a baby in you and you tell your husband you’re leaving for the world of luxury hotels and spas and yachts. It’s like hitting the Scratchers jackpot. You put your existing kid ...
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2 weeks ago

Simon Cowell Predicts One Direction Breakup

Aug 18 2014 9:41am CDT | Source: Gossip Cop

(Getty Images) Like the boy bands that came before them, Simon Cowell seems well aware that One Direction will probably break up one day. “I think they will make at least two more albums together, and they are in the middle of one right now,” the music mogul is quoted as saying in a new interview. Cowell, who put the group together on “The X Factor” in 2010, reportedly noted that “bands don’t stay to ...
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