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Britney Spears walked off the set of ‘The X Factor’ during her first day on the job!

Here are some new pictures of Britney Spears and Demi Lovato arriving in Austin, Texas, where day 1 of ‘The X-Factor’ auditions were to begin. Everyone has been dying to see how Britney would handle being a judge on national TV, and from the sounds of it, her first day didn’t go so well.

According to TMZ, she stormed off the set not far into taping her first episode.

Britney Spears walked off the set of “X Factor” moments ago … and according to several people in the audience, she was upset after a contestant butchered her song, “Hold It Against Me.”

Britney did not come back immediately … and four contestants auditioned in front of the remaining judges … and an empty seat.

Someone connected with the show tells us Britney was not upset over the song — and that she “Just took a short break.”

The show is currently on a break — so we don’t know if or when she will return to her seat.

I have said all along I wasn’t sure how Britney was going to be able to handle something like this. Something on TV, with cameras pointing right at your face. I know why they hired Britney – but I don’t know if she can actually handle it!

Along with Britney’s $15 million paycheck for judging, the list of her dressing room demands have also been made public.

34 Herve Leger dresses
12 Snickers bars
10 snack-size bags of Doritos
six cases of Diet Coke containing 24 cans, which must be replenished every week
12 vases of magnolia blossoms in her dressing room
10 pieces of chicken
four pints of potato salad every week.
beauty team which includes a personal manicurist, a facialist and a massage therapist

Fried chicken and potato salad! You can take the girl out of the country – but you can’t take the country out of the girl!

PS: Demi looks totally cute!

Source 1, 2, Photos: Fame/Flynet

Posted Friday, May 25th, 2012 at 7:07am
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Simon Cowell isn’t worried about Britney Spears judging on X Factor

I would say pretty much everyone is nervous about the prospect of Britney Spears falling apart as a judge on ‘X Factor’. Everyone, it looks like, except Simon Cowell. He is insisting that whatever happens with her will be ratings gold!

Simon was leaving ABC Kitchen in NYC last night after a dinner date with the other new “X Factor” judge Demi Lovato … when we asked the $15 million question — “Are you nervous with Britney being on live TV?”

Some people are concerned about Brit because of her ongoing mental health issues … highlighted by the fact she’s still under a conservatorship. Simon is NOT one of those people.

As for dinner with Demi — we’re guessing Simon paid … since she’s only scoring a mere $1 million for the gig … table scraps compared to Britney.

I’m really with the majority on this one, I don’t see Britney doing well at all on live TV. I think it’s going to be way too much pressure. But will I tune in and watch? Of course.

Here are some new pictures of Britney and Simon posing together at yesterday’s FOX upfronts.

Source, Photos: Fame/Flynet

Posted Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 at 8:08am
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FIRST LOOK! Britney Spears and Demi Lovato pose with Simon Cowell as new ‘X Factor’ judges!

Britney Spears and Demi Lovato will be judges on the second season of “The X Factor.”

They will be joining returning judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid on the four-person judging panel. Simon confirmed the news at the FOX upfront in New York, tweeting the following message and photo above. “Can’t believe it’s finally happened. Very exciting!@TheXFactorUSA #xfactor #SimonBritneyDemiLa ”

“I’m absolutely delighted Britney and Demi are joining us,” Simon added in a press release. “Britney remains one of the biggest stars in the world, she’s talented, fascinating — and I believe she knows exactly how to spot ‘The X Factor.’  Demi’s had an amazing career in music, TV and film for someone her age. She’s young, confident, and enthusiastic. I think it’s really important that she speaks to our younger audience. The new panel will be dynamic and will work really well with the changes we are making to the show.”

“I couldn’t be more excited to join ‘The X Factor’ judging panel,” Britney said. “I’m a huge fan of the show and now I get to be a part of the action. Simon and L.A. better watch out!”

“I’m so thrilled to join this legendary group of judges on ‘The X Factor,’” Demi added. “To be able to spend each week with Simon, L.A. and Britney watching the best that America has to offer is truly a dream come true.”

So how much did Britney end up earning for her 1-year stint? GO HERE TO FIND OUT!

Posted Monday, May 14th, 2012 at 4:16pm
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It’s official! Britney Spears will be a judge on The X-Factor!

After months and months of negotiating (and millions of dollars on the line), Britney Spears has officially signed on to join Simon Cowell as a judge on The X-Factor.

Spears signed on the dotted line earlier this week, E! confirms. Spears will earn $15 million for ONE SEASON. Can you believe that!?

“The contract is signed,” reveals source close to the star. “There’s been a lot of back and forth over the past few weeks as they negotiated the small details, but she’s on. It’s all completed and Britney is beyond excited.”

Cowell blew up the show’s cast at the end of its inaugural season, firing judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger and host Steve Jones. Since then, he’s been searching for the perfect panel in hopes of boosting the show’s second-season ratings.

“She’s ready for this,” the insider continues. “She can’t wait to sit down next to Simon at the judges’ table and give this everything she’s got. She is excited about showing the world that she can do this, and do this well. This is the perfect next stage in her career. Both Britney and Simon are very excited to work together.”

This will be Britney’s first network TV project since her short-lived Britney & Kevin: Chaotic reality series with ex-husband Kevin Federline.

Now we’re just waiting for Cowell and crew to finalize the fourth judge (names floated in recent days include Spears’ fellow former Disney princesses Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato, but neither has been confirmed) and name a new host—or, possibly, hosts. That announcement is expected by the time Fox announces its fall schedule at the upfronts on Monday.

I am really curious to see how all this pans out. Britney has always been really awkward live. When she’s performing – she does amazing. But you ask her opinion, or get her to talk, and she really seems to clam up! Only time will tell whether or not it was a good investment.


Posted Thursday, May 10th, 2012 at 8:08am
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X Factor: Demi Lovato Nears Judge Spot

Demi Lovato is closing a deal to join Britney Spears in the Judges’ seat for Season 2 of The X Factor!

There were two seats open after Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul left the show after season 1.  Rumor has it Simon Cowell is particular about his judges (and why shouldn’t he be?), and wants a brunette for the panel, perhaps to go along with the now-blonde Spears?

It’s hard to say.  Still, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the Lovato camp is in negotiations to have the 19-year-old star judge, in hopes that her youth appeal will be a pull for Cowell.  A younger judge could bring in a younger audience to the show.

L.A. Reid, Epic Records Chair, is staying on from season 1.

Photo: Fame/Flynet

Posted Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 at 12:12pm
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