As if Khloe Kardashian having to share the stage with sister Kim's ex-husband Damon Thomas wasn't enough (I'm still crossing my fingers they'll end up biffles–how hilarious would that be?), now we have a list of the X Factor's contestants' house rules. Admittedly, while I love a singing competition, much of my viewing of them comes from YouTube clips. You all have to remember Susan Boyle's Britain's Got Talent audition, right? I get teary just thinking about it. Simon Cowell, the hardazz, chewing on his pen while falling in love? Priceless!
That said, I've been lukewarm on the X Factor thus far this season. I was actually glad that Britney Spears didn't turn into the train wreck that seemed to be expected of her, and after getting Demi Lovato's newest song stuck in my head 24/7 and knowing her struggles, I like her as well. Who is there for me to snark on if I like everyone involved? Thankfully, knowing what the contestants are and aren't allowed to do, I have a new outlet, and it's awesome. Let's face it, the rules I'm about to share with you are less about compliance and more about human decency and common sense. Thankfully, peeps who are trying to make their name on reality television have neither!
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TMZ has garnered a list of what contestants are forbidden from doing when co-habitating in the X Factor mansion (which, if you look closely enough, you'll recognize from American Idol...way to be different! Perhaps Simon got a discount having rented the house before…) and it's a doozy.
While contestants are forbidden from biting and showing others their genitalia (um, I thought this was good television!?!?), here is a list of other things they aren't allowed to do:
No intermingling in bedrooms
Coasters must be used WITH ALL DRINKS
No loud music
No physical altercations of any kind (not just biting)
"Be sensitive to others"
No drinking or drugs
No diving into the pool
No use of fireplaces
Make your own bed