Simon Cowell sure knows how to pick 'em! The notoriously cantankerous and blunt 'X Factor' judge is currently gloating over his discovery of One Direction. He's especially impressed with the development of Zayn Malik, who, according to Facebook, is the biggest heartthrob in the group (he has the most individual "likes"!).
'X Factor' terrific twosome Britney Spears and Simon Cowell hit 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' to talk about how their mutual makeup artist helped get Brit Brit to take the judging gig. Blah blah blah, right? We've heard this story before. What was really interesting about this delightful duo was their open discussion of their quirks, like Brit Brit's disdain for socks and the fact that Cowell wants to be cryogenically frozen and had a medium assess the vibe of his home. No, seriously!
"Sh-- happens, man. This is the business. It's not going to be all cute and pretty and tied up in a little bow," warned Christina Aguilera at one point during her keynote Q&A for the music conference jointly sponsored by Billboard Magazine and the Hollywood Reporter yesterday (Oct. 25).
It was a statement that set the tone for many of her remarks during a chat in which she, as THR put it, "dropped some f-bombs, spoke plainly about her career, and even belted out a bit of a classic tune."
Simon Cowell has been making the promo rounds, flanked by his 'X Factor' girls, on an assortment of TV programs. Last night (Sept. 17), when accompanied by newbie judge Demi Lovato on the 'Conan' show, he got more than he bargained for and was subjected to more abuse from his sidekick. She called him an "a--hole" on national late night TV. Go get 'em, Deemz!
Britney Spears looked HAWT in a form-fitting red dress and her hair fixed in a sexy, voluminous, librarian-style bun as she and Simon Cowell hit the promo circuit and went on 'Ellen' to talk up the season premiere of 'X Factor,' which is tomorrow, Sept. 12. She also danced Gangnam style, but that's a whole other deal!