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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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Cheryl Cole & New Husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini Match in Black at Wedding Party

Jul 22 2014 2:15pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

The X Factor - London Auditions
Cheryl Cole and her husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini hold hands while exiting the Library Privet Members Club after their wedding party on Monday (July 21) in London, England. Last week, the 31-year-old English singer announced that she had tied the knot with her boyfriend of three months and showed off her wedding ring. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Cheryl Cole “I still can’t believe my lil buddy Cheryl got married. Had no idea. He ...
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One Direction Concert Movie to Be Released on 3,000 Screens Worldwide

Jul 22 2014 5:33am CDT | Source: Variety

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Event cinema distributor Arts Alliance has inked a pact with Simon Cowell’s Syco, Modest! and Sony Music Entertainment to release pop band One Direction’s latest concert movie in theaters worldwide. Arts Alliance plans a release of more than 10,000 screenings in over 3,000 screens across 50 or more territories, which it claims to be the.. ...
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2 days ago

X Factor goes grungy: Avril Lavigne in frame for fifth judge spot

Jul 21 2014 2:10am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

HOW about this for a random rumour - Avril Lavigne is reportedly being lined-up to join The X Factor as the fifth judge.It had been thought Rita Oral would take up a seat alongside Simon Cowell, Cherry Cole, Louis Walsh and Mel B as the mentor of a new wildcard category, but it looks like she’s facing competition from the Complicated hitmaker.Grungy Avril’s agents apparently got in contact with Simon after claims ...
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5 days ago

Simon Cowell reveals he had 'no idea' Cheryl had married

Jul 17 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: HelloMagazine.com

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Simon Cowell has revealed that he had "no idea" that his fellow The X Fact ...
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6 days ago

Watch The Jay Z, Ron Howard ‘Made in America’ Documentary Trailer

Jul 16 2014 12:21pm CDT | Source: 92.3 NOW

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It was just announced that Ron Howard will direct a documentary on The Beatles, the first theatrical release for the band in over 40 years. But first, Howard and Jay Z‘s documentary on the Brooklyn rapper’s Made In America music festival will come to theaters on July 22. The weekend festival takes place in Philadelphia and for the first time will hold a show simultaneously in Los Angeles, highlighting artists from several genres, including ...
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5 weeks ago

Simon Cowell reveals Mel B and Cheryl "really really good" after first X Factor auditions

Jun 17 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: HelloMagazine.com

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Following the first auditions of the 2014 X Factor shows, Simon Cowell has revealed t ...
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5 weeks ago

Frozen baby names are a hot new trend in 2014

Jun 16 2014 10:51pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

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Prince William and Kate's little George, Twilight characters Bella and Jacob, and Game of Thrones's feisty Arya - they've all influenced new parents' baby name choices over the past year.And now we can add Simon Cowell's son Eric and Disney's fictional Frozen character Elsa to the list.The beautiful name Elsa has shot up to number 88 on the popular names list, a massive 243 places higher than last year, showing parents have been inspired by Disney's popular c ...
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5 weeks ago

Kelly Clarkson gives birth to daughter River Rose

Jun 16 2014 9:18am CDT | Source: Lainey Gossip

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Oh man. I am about to run into some serious bias here. Because I LOVE Kelly Clarkson. I love the way she has just resolutely hung out, being awesome, when people wanted her to go away. I love that 97 years later Simon Cowell still says she was the ...
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6 weeks ago

Demi Lovato served as Grand Marshal of the LA Pride parade: good pick?

Jun 9 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Celebitchy.com

Gay Pride Parade 2014
Demi Lovato served as Grand Marshal at the LA Gay Pride parade in West Hollywood on Sunday. This parade was huge! The crowd surpassed 400,000 people, and Demi rocked out in a leather suit that the Mail is calling 1980s punk inspired. To me, this suit is simply a much more decked-out version of Demi’s everyday attire. She’s really stuck in the 1980s, stylewise, but Demi comes by her affection for the decad ...
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6 weeks ago

Cheryl Cole is back with a bang and here to stay after huge BGT performance!

Jun 7 2014 7:30pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Simon Cowell Hosts The Health Lottery Fundraising Event
Tonight the nation's sweetheart, Cheryl Cole made her television return. She came back, with a bang. Well, with all those lights, there were actually quite a few.Many thought she wouldn’t, nobody more so than the singer herself.Many slagged her off when she announced she was to star on the X Factor this year. There was a consensus across the often vile internet that she was going back on herself, that she failed at everything else so she we ...
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