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Simon Cowell: Britney Spears couldn't criticise

Simon Cowell: Britney Spears couldn't criticise

Sep 9 2013, 11:24am CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Simon Cowell fired Britney Spears from 'The X Factor' as she wasn't outspoken enough. The music mogul who is judging this year's singing contest alongside Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland - who was a...

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Simon Cowell: Britney Spears couldn't criticise

Sep 9 2013, 11:24am CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Simon Cowell fired Britney Spears from 'The X Factor' as she wasn't outspoken enough.

The music mogul who is judging this year's singing contest alongside Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland - who was a judge on the UK 'X Factor' in 2011 - and Paulina Rubio, fired Britney as she felt "uncomfortable" in the role.

Simon says the 'Ooh La La' singer was unable to give honest, "negative" feedback to the pop hopefuls so he had to replace her.

Speaking on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show', he said: "I kind of booked someone who couldn't talk, which is a bit of a problem when you want someone to judge!

"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."

Britney was a mentor to the junior contestants on last year's show - on which she was joined by Simon, L.A. Reid and Demi.

Simon - who is expecting his first child with girlfriend Lauren Silverman - also revealed he made Britney, 31, a judge because she is such a huge name in the pop world.

When quizzed by Ellen - who was a judge along with Simon on 'American Idol' in 2010 - on why he hired Britney, he replied: "I think if I'm being honest with you, Ellen, there was a time when I think everyone was trying to up themselves in terms of who could find the biggest known star to be on a panel."

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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 grabbing a ...
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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 e ...
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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 Mi ...
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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, Simon's lady... ...
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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 ...
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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 everythin ...
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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 ...
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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 in the care of Jewish nuns in Gstaad and ...
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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 together forever,” and acknowledged the likelihood that the guys may pursue solo ...
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Official Charts Analysis: Nico & Vinz hold No.1 single spot with Am I Wrong selling 62,750

Aug 18 2014 4:02am CDT | Source: Music Week

ALBUMSEd Sheeran's lock on the album chart continues with his second album X registering its eighth straight week at number one. The only other album in chart history by a male solo artist to spend its first eight weeks at number one is Phil Collins' ...But Seriously, which turned the trick in 1989/90. X has seen its sales fall every single week since release, declining 182,427-93,270-52,152-39,375-33,283-31,229-29,741-27,208 which - along with the 26 ...
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