You would think that Britney’s new boss and co-judge, Simon Cowell, would be aware of this prior to hiring her for a reported million dollars.
You would assume that he would review recent interviews with her (although they’re few and far between) and see that she’s a shy person who isn’t always comfortable speaking off the cuff.
“It’s quite interesting because when someone has done what she’s done as she has with her career, and being such a public person, you kind of think she is going to be very confident, but in real life she’s shy,” he says.
“They are pulling away from each other,” a pal explains to Us. “Unless things change, they will split for good.” [From Us Weekly] For the last time, SHE WASN’T FIRED. She was subdued and prone to walking off whenever she felt weird or uncomfortable, which is how she has learned to cope. Maybe he really does find it fascinating that Britney is shy.To the rest of us, the ones who have paid attention to her for years, we’re kind of fascinated that she’s still doing her thing in the spotlight.Her contract expired and no one wanted to negotiate a new contract for another year. I really hate the way her management team, The X-Factor producers and Simon in particular have used Britney throughout the past year, and how they’re still using her now.
"X Factor" boss Simon Cowell sat down with Ellen De Generes on her talk show on Tuesday (September 10) to talk about lots of things, including opening up about his impending fatherhood and why his experiment with Britney Spears on "Factor" was a bust.“Because the two girls are on the panel,” he says, “I’m kind of seeing and hearing this in a totally different way.” [From People] Is this true, did Simon really expect Britney to be confident?He’s a savvy enough businessman, it’s more than possible that he’s playing all this up for ratings.Maybe he might glance at some of the many candid photos of her and realize that she still seems kind of fragile.Simon’s recent comments suggest that he was blinded by Britney’s star power, handed her a bag full of money, and then waited to see what would happen.You might recall the hype that surrounded the addition of Spears to the "Factor" panel last year.