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Susan Boyle Walks Off 'America's Got Talent'

9/9/2010 8:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Susan Boyle has left Los Angeles in tears after being snubbed by a songwriter who refused to let her sing one of his hits on "America's Got Talent."


Susan arrived to L.A. earlier today to perform the song "Perfect Day" on the show.

Sources connected to the show tell TMZ ... producers needed permission from the songwriter, Lou Reed -- the former lead singer for The Velvet Underground and famous for "Walk on the Wild Side" --  but at the last minute they were informed that Reed refused permission because he isn't a Boyle fan.

When Boyle found out, she dissolved into tears -- unprepared to change her tune for the show.

We're told Boyle went to LAX this afternoon -- still in tears -- and is catching a flight back to London.

"America's Got Talent" refused to comment.


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Shhhhhh ... he's sleeping.

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The Barkley
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We're told so far invitations have been extended to the pets of celebs like: Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Jennifer Aniston, Rihanna, Nicole Richie and more.

No word yet on who will actually show.

Guess Whose Silly Son!

Can you guess which awesome mom took a break on set to play with her little beach boy?!


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Classy Kim, age unknown, really is a Shore thing.


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I think he does not like Susan because she can sing.
have you heard him?
I had to look on youtube omg
he horrible!

1467 days ago


What Lou Reed did was a disgrace to the musical industry. Susan Boyle could have sung his song and it would have made the song an even bigger hit.

To many fans he was very disrespectful towards an amazing singer.

He has lost my respect forever. Good Luck, Susan, and remember, this ignoramus will never bring you down.

All New York City loves ya, Susan!!!!!!!!

1467 days ago


I'm from New York City and you're right we all love her. Susan will be fine. Not to be disrespectful to Lou Reed but I went and listened to two versions of his song. One with him doing a solo and one with Mr. Pavarotti and they were both terrible. Susan's version is up on youtube and she did a very nice job with it.

1467 days ago


Final Words on the matter: IT'S HIS SONG!

1467 days ago


Final word it might be his Song
If was a song writer I would let someone sing my Song for two reason 1 my song would be heard again and maybe get a few new fans of of it
2. I would also make money of it
Lou Reed is a mean old bird and and Stupid!

1467 days ago


Susan Boyle's new CD ....." Dancers Must Die" available at Psycho Records......... with the hit single......" Electric ShockTreatment Blues"..........and other never before heard songs including:......" Three Chins in the Fountain"......."Me and My Cat"......."Kill the little Bastards".........get it now while supplies last. The first 100 people also get her new dance video featuring the "Susan wiggle"..........and leg flash..............

1467 days ago


Susan has a lot of Class.
Something that Lou guy would not know if it hit him in the face,

1466 days ago


Mr. Lou Reed,
Just because you don't like someone does not mean that the American people didn't want to hear her sing again after all there are people that don't like you and what you do for a living
all I can say is you hurt another person that is a loving kind lady so for her I will not call you what I'd like to because I believe you will be paid back maybe not today but it is coming I do believe it always comes home to roast Hope you think twice before you hurt anymore people sure would hate to think you would burn in HELL.

1465 days ago


Opintions are like butt holes everyone has one! at least I'm not afraid to post my name on here!

1463 days ago


Opintions are like butt holes everyone has one! at least I'm not afraid to post my name on here!

Posted at 5:36 PM on Sep 15, 2010 by Lois>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Good for you. Very brave of you to use your real name, being you're the only woman on the planet named Lois. BTW, learn how to spell, or at the very least, use spell check...

1463 days ago

rick rivets    

What would you expect from a jerk from Freeport LI. I scream you scream we all scream for egg cream. Great lyrics Lou keep em coming. His whole career was built around Warthogs hype. Maybe it's time to start wearing his wigs as you're getting a bit on top or is your head getting so filled with your ego it's gonna burst.

1460 days ago


She is a wonderful talent with a great voice and good future so then----heads like him should be ignored by her s spit upon by the rest of us---Lose him America

1447 days ago
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