After weeks of rumblings that Simon Cowell was set to fire her from ”The X Factor” because she was deemed too ”boring”, Britney Spears has beaten her boss to the punch by quitting the show.
Spears has reportedly quit “The X Factor” following Season 2, according to TMZ. Sources tell TMZ she loves the show but is working on recording her eighth album and then going on tour.
“Britney loves Simon, she likes Demi Lovato, but her thing is music,” a source tells TMZ.
However, while that source paints a picture that it was Spears desire to concentrate on music that led to her decision not to return to the show, The Hollywood Reporter claims the singer knew she was not going to be invited back.
“Spears was not going to be asked back and so she will not return for season three,” an insider revealed to THR.
The 31-year-old pop said she is “working hard” on a new album in a Twitter Q&A last month and is “excited” about it.
Spears was paid a whopping $15 million for her gig as a judge on the talent show, but Cowell had been banking on getting ”Crazy Britney” not ”Boring Britney”.
The biggest question remains, can any judge save Cowell’s ratings free fall?
Now, Khloé Kardashian is opening up about her she got in the best shape of her life ahead of her debut on “The X Factor”.
And it all comes down to that old cliché of blood, sweat and tears.
“I’m working out consistently, three to five days a week,” Khloé reveals in the new issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now. “I’m not where I want to be…but it’s a lifestyle change.”
Khloé enlisted the help of celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson. “I write different workouts for every day,” he shares with Life& Style. “There is no routine — that’s the routine.”
“Her intensity is unbelievable,” Gunnar says about Khloé. “She’s there 20 minutes early and never stops for the entire 60 minutes.”
And though she’s re-evaluated her diet, deprivation will never be on Khloé’s menu.“I tried to cut out a lot of sweets,” she explains, but the new host of the TheX Factor still allows herself to indulge—celebrating with steak, cake and rosé champagne at Boa on Nov. 1. “I’m just changing my diet slowly.”
“If I do too much too soon…I know I’ll go back and binge eat — and cry,” Khloé shares with Life & Style. “[Staying in shape] is always going to be a lifelong thing for me.”
Is Paula Abdul considering quitting Hollywood on the back of her X Factor firing?
We only ask because she has just listed her Mediterranean-styled Sherman Oaks property for $1.899 million.
The digs sure are impressive: Situated on a prime quarter-acre lot in-between Deervale-Stone Canyon Park and Fossil Ridge Park, the Abdul estate offers some 4,679-square-feet of living space, with a total of five bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths.
The home opens to a foyer and grand double staircase with elaborate wrought-iron balusters. Downstairs offerings include an oversized great room that features hardwood floors, fireplace and a row of French doors, which connect to a private patio area, along with a gourmet kitchen and a separate bedroom suite that connects directly to the garage.