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!
The X Factor just cannot seem to get it together. The latest dilemma to plague the show which has suffered from poor ratings and fan reaction as of late is that judge LA Reid is leaving and will not return for a third season.
LA is returning to his full-time gig at Sony. "I have the utmost respect for Simon Cowell," told The Hollywood Reporter. "He is the very best, and I have had the opportunity to learn so much from him. Working with him on X Factor has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I'm honored to have sat on the panel with such incredible talent."
Apparently LA, who has been a part of the show since season one and has survived cast restructurings, would prefer to return to his roots.
At the party, Britney shared that she was upset over the elimination of Diamond White. “It’s a little disappointing. I gave her a big hug." Despite getting the boot from the show, Britney doesn't doubt for a minute that it will hurt Diamond Whites' future in the field. "She’s going to go far. I think she knows, she has a good personality and she has a good self-esteem thing going on, so that’s good.”
What is going on with Britney's poses? It's like she's completely forgotten how to smile (and stand up straight) as she flashes these bizarre faces. It gives me the sads that she may never return to the pre-meltdown Britney.
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Ouch. Things are not looking good for this season'sX Factor and all signs are pointing to Khloe Kardashian as the reason. It's no secret that pretty much everyone in the world is so sick of this overexposed family, but I would have thought this hosting gig would perhaps legitimize Khloe since it's not actually a mind numbing E! reality show that follows around her family as they get married do nothing…vapidly.
It seems that many X Factor viewers have expressed their disdain for Khloe getting the gig, and ratings have been Plummeting (yes, it's so bad I needed a capital P) since she joined the show. I know what you're thinking…she's only been on the two live episodes thus far. That's what makes it even worse!
Simon Cowell is being blamed for bamboozling Fox into thinking that Khole would be a fan favorite who would boost ratings. Little did he know that instead she would bring a boycott.
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!
Well, this is awkward! Perhaps we won't be seeing Kim Kardashian trying to upstage her sister Khloe on her new X Factor gig, given that her ex-husband (the first one, not Kris Humphries) will be one of the mentors on the upcoming season.
Damon Thomas, who has nothing but not nice things to say about his ex-wife, is going to be a fixture once Khloe starts her hosting gig along side Mario Lopez. I may have to actually tune into the next season to see the whole uncomfortable dynamic of it all! How horrifically amazing! I bet Kris Jenner is beside herself. Loves it!
Deadline Hollywood reports that despite slightly lower numbers this season, The X Factor has been picked up for season 3. Nobody is happier about the news than Simon Cowell. “I couldn’t be happier about The X Factor already being renewed for another season. I am so proud of the show and the team who have made it this season.” The X Factor has been averaging 10.6 million viewers. It seems the revamp of the show by hiring Britney Spears and Demi Lovato is paying off.
Another show, whose ratings seem to be a bit of a secret, Kendra on Top, will be returning to the WE network for another season of sass and stilettoes. WE tv ordered 12 episodes of the 30 minute show starring former Playboy model Kendra Wilkinson and her family, plus 2 hour-long specials.
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