Simon Cowell couldn’t care less that there’s a real danger that a psychologically delicate Britney Spears might crack under the pressure of appearing live on national television. Apparently, he says that if she has a meltdown, that would be TV gold, sending ratings soaring through the roof.
Simon was interviewed leaving the ABC Kitchen in NYC last night after a dinner date with the other new “X Factor” judge Demi Lovato. He shrugged off concerns that Britney’s ongoing conservatorship hints at her continued mental instability. It doesn’t make Simon nervous at all, he said. He also expressed confidence in Demi, whom he is sure will pull in younger viewers.
But presumably he picked up the bill for dinner. It would be the only thing to do since Dem Lovato is allegedly only getting paid 1/15 of the $15 million dollar fee headed Britney’s way, despite the pulling power Cowell says he believes the young ex-Disney star has.
Simon may not be nervous about taking on Britney Spears, but Britney clearly is. At the announcement yesterday of the new ‘X Factor’ judging panel Britney was photographed with chewed fingernails and bloody cuticles. It seems she still has a battle with nail biting and tearing the skin on her cuticles when she is anxious. As far back as 2008 at least she has unsuccessfully been trying to kick this nervous habit.
What do you think to the choice of Britney and Demi as ‘X Factor’ judges? Do we have anything to be worried about?