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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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Simon Cowell is Just So Very Disappointing

Oct 14 2014 1:30pm CDT | Source: Fish Wrapper

Look, if we're being honest, Simon Cowell is kind of a gross person. He's always seemed kind of sleazy on all his shows, with his inappropriately deep v-necks and, of course, his unnecessary meanness, and when he impregnated his friend's wife, well, that was kind of a tipoff, too. But during this new interview Simon did, in which he talked about his little baby son, he really just knocked that grossness out of ...
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Reese Witherspoon Opens Up About Her 2013 Arrest

Oct 14 2014 9:40am CDT | Source: Pop Sugar

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Simon Cowell: 'I'm Not Exactly a Hands-On Dad'

Oct 14 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: People

The music mogul admits he has amazing nannies, so he doesn't have ...
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Simon Cowell: 'I'm Not Exactly a Hands-On Dad'

Oct 14 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: People

The music mogul admits he has amazing nannies, so he doesn't have to worr ...
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Simon Cowell Declares Himself Most Eligible Bachelor In The World Now That George Clooney is Married!

Oct 13 2014 5:10pm CDT | Source: GossipCenter

He loves to proclaim his own glory, and Simon Cowell has just ascribed a brand new honor unto himself. The “X Factor” hunk told Hello magazine that now that George Clooney has tied the knot with Amal Alamuddin, he’s the king of hot single men. Cowell explained, “I'm the only iconic bachelor left in the entire world - thanks for that George Clooney. I think it's a title I'll keep for a while longer if ...
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Exclusive: Simon Cowell on life with baby Eric

Oct 12 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: HelloMagazine.com

Simon Cowell has opened up about fatherhood and taking the crown of the world's most.. ...
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The Girls of Fifth Harmony Bikini Show Off Poolside in Rio

Oct 10 2014 3:04pm CDT | Source: Egotastic.com

I'm going to be straight with you. I don't watch the X-Factor. The last all-girl band I can name for you is the 16th century Celtic ladies choral ensemble. And I'm not going to take the time to learn each of these girls names in Fifth Harmony. Not because I don't care, but because more proudly so, I'm super lazy and will wait another six months to see if Simon Cowell has grown them into something sustainable. That all being confessed, it's not like I ...
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They're George Osborne's cousins, they were raised in a sex cult and they're the X Factor's maddest finalists ever!

Oct 10 2014 1:16am CDT | Source: Daily Mail

Simon Cowell thinks they could be the most annoying girl band ever. But sisters Ruby (left) and Jazzy King - Blonde Electra - are through to the X Factor live ...
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Spice Girls Won't Reunite For U.K X Factor

Oct 6 2014 8:25am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

There could have been a Spicey reunion on this weekend’s X Factor... but sadly it wasn’t to be.All the Spice Girls were invited to help Mel B choose her final three contestants in Mexico ahead of the live shows.But sadly only three out of four were keen.Victoria Beckham, 40, had a lot on her plate, what with a new shop opening in London, and the small task of becoming a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN – so she was a straight up no.Producers then vetoed the idea of having Emma Bunton, 38, Geri Hal ...
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Curtains For ’SYTYCD’? Former Judge Dan Karaty Weighs In On Future Of The Show Amid Ratings Slump

Oct 1 2014 4:16pm CDT | Source: Radar Online

So You Think You Can Dance just ended its eleventh season, but if slumping ratings are any indication, it could be its last. But even if the long-running reality competition show is on its way out, there’s one memorable judge who’ll go down in reality TV history. Famed choreographer Dan Karaty, who spent five seasons on the panel, went on to star on international versions of SYTYCD and most notably on Holland’s Got Talent. Karaty opened up to RadarOnline.com exclusively about what the f ...
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