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Simon Cowell: Getting Britney Spears Was A Battle!

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Simon Cowell: Getting Britney Spears Was A Battle!

Oh, she's worth it!!

Booking Britney Spears and Demi Lovato as new X Factor judges, may have been the all-time best decision Simon Cowell EVER made!

We all know fabulous things do NOT come easy. So, it's not shocking that getting Brit to sign on the dotted line was tough a freak'n battle!

After making the big announcement, Cowell admited:

“Right up until today, I wasn't 100 percent sure it was going to happen or not. Because when you're negotiating with people like that who are big stars, you don’t just sign the contract overnight. There's stuff you've got to sort out."

And by "stuff" he means dealing with Brit Brit's team! Cowell continues:

“I remember her manager, Larry, saying, ‘Britney wants to speak to you’ and about a week had passed and she got on the phone and said ‘Simon, I want to tell you I'm in, and we have a deal.’ [Her manager] said, ‘We haven’t quite got a deal yet!'… She spoke too soon.”


Mz Spears may not be a great at playing hardball, but Simon is confident in her ability to get along with the other judges. He confesses:

"Oh she'll love me! I just know that."

Will she? Guess We're just going to have to tune in and see!

Srsly, we CANNOT WAIT!!!

[Image via WENN.]

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15 comments to “Simon Cowell: Getting Britney Spears Was A Battle!”

  1. 1

    I wonder if she was signed in the hopes that she'll flip out some night on the show. Ratings gold! How good will she be at assessing singing talent? Oh, maybe it's judging lip synching!

  2. 2

    It is sad to think that people will be tuning in to see if Britney flops as opposed to seeing the talent. He will get his ratings, but it seems to me that Britney, who is still under conservatorship and mentally fragile, is being exploited.

  3. 3

    just as Rosa implied I am startled that a single mom can make $9192 in one month on the computer. did you see this web site>>GoogleJob7.notlong.com

  4. mellamel says – reply to this



  5. 5

    Who's going to watch this, are there enough gays to turn this into a hit?
    Her demographic already grew up, I think she should retire. The poor lady looks tired.

  6. lala says – reply to this


    Epic fail?? Nope…whether you like her or not she is #6 on Forbes most powerful celebrities…she's banking because people love her!!! She has the ultimate X factor and millions will tune in to see her because they love her….guarantee it!! An

  7. 7

    The Hollywood Reporter has MANY different blurbs about how this is a very dangerous idea!

    "the brief appearance by a notably uncomfortable Spears had one observer refer to her as a "hot mess". Of course, that could be exactly what Cowell wants, but he might have overshot the mark."


    Given Fox's showmanship at up fronts past–think Glee–advertisers expected something special from new X Factor judge Britney Spears. But when she took the stage with co-judge Demi Lovato, a visibly shaky Spears only muttered a couple lines about being "ready to find a true star." As Mary J. Blige began to belt U2's "One", many expected Spears and Lovato to emerge and join in. When that didn't happen, it created a sense of doubt as to whether Spears can perform the way X-Factor needs. If one suspects Spears is intended to fill the Paula Abdul "train wreck" slot, that can't happen unless the train is capable of pulling out of the station."

  8. forever says – reply to this


    Her latest tour went platinum in the USA…and her album did as well. Actually, every album she has put out has gone platinum. Look it up! People flock to her…she will do well!

  9. 9

    Can't wait to watch!!!

  10. 10

    I hate how people pull towards her negatives instead of what a great career she actually has. No one can point out the positives in any of our celebrities and it's so sad. They are people too. Maybe she was nervous at the upfronts because she knew everyone would be writing on these blogs and gossip mags about how she shouldn't do it. If you were judging a show live every week wouldnt you be nervous? All of a sudden she has to be superhuman because she is a star? People get real.

  11. 11

    Re: Khloehearts757 – Thank you.

  12. John says – reply to this


    The person who go Britney for Simon was his makeup artist Julia Carta

  13. 13

    She is just so genuine, sweet, and humble. To be of starpower, iconic, queen of pop status, she sure doesn't let it get to her head. She is not a fame whore, and it totally honest and spirited. Thanks for showing the other side of celebrity prowess.

  14. 14

    Why do people still focus on something that happened 5 years ago…since her meltdown, she's made 3 successful albums, #1 albums, #1 singles, sold out massive concerts worldwide, released 3 more perfume lines, and made smashing videos…GET OVER THE PAST from 5 years back…SHE'S CURRENT, RELEVANT, POP QUEEN ICON, LEGEND, and STAR POWER INCARNATE.

  15. Colin says – reply to this


    waste of money she is car crash and looks terrible whats happened to her she looked so good in her last video.