By now you’ve probably caught LeAnn Rimes’ strange “X-Factor” duet with Carly Rose Sonenclar. To me, she just sounded like she was trying to out-sing a 13-year-old who’s more talented than her. And she did it in a very Jenna Maroney from “30 Rock” sort of way. Julie calls the sound that was coming out of her face “warbling.” I’m stealing that. Other people thought she seemed drunk. Rimes deflected the drunk allegations and made Sonenclar look bad in one fell swoop claiming that she was trying to help the “nervous” girl. Likely story. And sadly, Soneclar didn’t win, possibly due to Rimes’ warbling spotlight-stealing. [The Hollywood Gossip]
LeAnn wasn’t the only celeb who demanded “I wasn’t drunk!” this year. Click through for the top drunk deniers of 2012. The first step is admitting you have a problem …
Last night, Britney Spears made her “X-Factor” debut, and it was priceless. Britney is back, and she is, well, super weird, making strange facial expressions and seeming kind of blank. But whatever, I could watch Britney Spears simulate real human emotion forever. And you know, she’s not the easy judge everybody thought she’d be. She actually has a lot of not very nice things to say, in the way that someone who is not very bright but is trying to seem witty might.
Oh, but that’s not the only thing that happened to Ms. Spears Wednesday night. She also had a very “Maury Povich” visitor from her past!
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From the waist up, Nicole Scherzinger looks stunning. But hello, what’s happening from the waist down? Those pants look like strange, bizarro thermal underwear. And are people still wearing drop-crotch pants? Because they really shouldn’t be. What do you think of the “X-Factor” judge’s look?
If you’re a celebrity, it’s not unusual to request a long list of luxurious items to make you feel right at home in your dressing room. No request is too big or too small (or too ridiculous) to be accommodated. That, and death may come upon the head of the person who says no. Here’s what Britney Spears is allegedly requesting for her new gig as an “X Factor” judge: 12 Snickers bars, six cases of Diet Coke, which must be replenished every week, 10 bags of Doritos a day, 12 vases of magnolia blossoms in her dressing room, 10 pieces of chicken and four pints of potato salad every week. Wait, what about the Cheetos? She needs Cheetos! Sounds like Brit will be having a down-home BBQ back there every night. Click through to see some more outrageous celebrity demands that you won’t believe. Who do these people think they are? [WOW]
We all have dreams, goals and aspirations: For some, it’s to one day have a family. For others, it’s to run a successful business. For Yorkshire’s Chloe Victoria, her dream is to make it big as a singer on “X-Factor,” Britain’s version of “American Idol.”
There’s nothing particularly surprising about that, except that Chloe Victoria’s day job is as a prostitute. The 19-year-old mother of a 2-year-old has been arrested 140 times in the last two years for violations related to prostitution. Up until a few days before the competition, she was posting ads for a “100 percent English Yorkshire dirty slut” online. Remarkably, despite just an “okay” audition, judges Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger voted her through and she’s on to the next round. Keep reading »
You might think British people are all “quietly drinking tea” and “reserved dignity” and “the Queen’s English.” But then you watch this video of teen disasters Abby and Lisa auditioning for British show “The X Factor” and you realize that no, they’re exactly as mortifying as everyone else. Keep reading »
A contestant on the UK’s largest talent search show “The X Factor” got a little, shall we say, over-excited when his turn to sing, uh, came up. Steve, an unemployed 50-year-old man, sang “It’s My Party” while his daughters looked on in horror backstage. “I don’t know what’s happening,” uttered one as she tried to shield her eyes from the growing bulge in her father’s pants. “I could tell you were having a good time up there,” said Simon Cowell when Steve finished his song. But the best line of the evening went to judge Louis Walsh — otherwise known as “the judge who isn’t Simon Cowell” — who quipped, “I just don’t think you have the full package.” Maybe not … but he sure was close. Keep reading »