With the holiday weekend, our favorite reality TV stars were missing in action since not too many red carpet events were scheduled and the photographers probably took a vacation. As the week went on, the stars popped back up as the camera crews returned.
Above: Danielle Staub attends La Toya Jackson's first night performing in Newsical the Musical.
Of course, when one celebrity judge leaves, it opens the floodgates for all of the speculation as to who should be passing out the compliments and critiques when the show returns for another season. If the newest rumors are true, Simon is going to be the sole dude with some very talented ladies at the judge's table.
It's official! Demi Lovato has confirmed that she is coming back to the X Factor for season three. As of right now, I'm pretty sure that Demi, Simon Cowell, and I will be the only people returning to the X Factor, but I can live with that. 😉
"I am so excited to return as a judge and mentor on the X Factor," Demisaid. "Last season was an unbelievable experience and I really enjoyed developing personal relationships with the contestants and the panel."
Remember how just the other day I was writing about a source saying Khloe Kardashian Odom was getting axed from the X Factor (even after a professional hosting expert called her "awkward")? If so, do you also recall yesterday when Kim Kardashian promised to be more private going forward? Well, guess what? Apparently neither of those things are happening!
Of course, with "sources" and "insiders" you can never be too sure which side of the story is true. However, Kim flat out told a magazine that she wanted to keep more things to herself…perhaps she was only referring to things that pertain to herself. Obviously, she's more than happy to talk all about her family members' business!
According to TMZ, Britney is leaving The X Factor to focus on her music. Britney is currently working on a new album with Will.i.am, Jay-Z, and Kanye West's producer Hit-Boy. It sounds like she hopes to go on tour, as well, once the album is finished.
Give me a break. The X Factor needs to quietly into that good night. Is anyone still watching? If you are, will you still be watching if the Kardashians over take the show? L.A. Reid has already thrown in the towel once this season draws to a close, and rumors abound that Britney Spears will be getting fired for causing viewers to fall asleep while she's talking. It's clearly run its course.
Of course, Simon Cowell isn't willing to face facts. Instead, he's trying to salvage the American version of the talent show with an influx of new judges. Unfortunately for Simon, he's dipping into a pool of celebrities who won't likely take the bait. Oh wait, he wants Kim Kardashian. She'll do it…and she know a lot about music, right?
Sit back and relax. Let's delve into the X Factor's latest drama and then segue into some additional Kim K. drama. Is she preggers? Has she pressured brother Rob to go under the knife? These, my friends, are burning questions!
Bye, bye, bye…BYE-BYE! Oh, wait. That's not a Britney Spears' hit, that's a song made famous by her teenage love Justin Timberlake and his former boy band 'N SYNC. Regardless of who sang the song, it seems fitting as rumors are flying about Brit-Brit's comeback ending before it's time. Sigh.
After multiple weddings, head shaving, umbrella attacks, and conservatorships, an iconic Britney seemed to (sadly) crumble under incredible personal and professional pressures right before our very eyes, only to be revived by Simon Cowell as a judge on The X Factor. While she still seemed extremely fragile, I think everyone was rooting for her. Sadly, it seems that Britney didn't rise to her new calling. Sources are now saying that the former international pop star is on the chopping block. You know what? Maybe that's a good thing. She's talented, she's got precious children, and she's richer than all of us put together…perhaps she needs to take some time for herself to decompress and while getting away from the public eye. There is no shame in that, Britney!