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Simon Cowell

Security Concerns

Over 'X Factor' Girls

10/31/2011 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Simon Cowell is like an overprotective father when it comes to three girls he's mentoring on "X Factor" -- sources close to the show tell us ... he's deeply concerned for their safety and is taking precautionary measures.

According to our sources, Simon has grown concerned about the safety of the three girls -- Drew Ryniewicz, Melanie Amaro, and Rachel Crow -- after a recent trip to the mall turned into a mob scene.

Our sources says the incident prompted Simon to instruct his personal bodyguards ... they are not to let the girls leave the studio without some form of security. We're told Simon wants the girls to be able to feel safe while doing the kinds of things normal girls do.

If one of them ends up winning it all, they can probably kiss normal goodbye.


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maya     

simon cowell is a business man first and for most.

1000 days ago
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Jackie    

Promotion is all i can say.

1000 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

Simon and his dumb shows ALWAYS have terrible dramatics. I am sure he had this plan up his sleeve for MONTHS.

999 days ago
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nipples mugee    

Xfactor(0)= 0 that show sucks.

999 days ago
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Truth    

OH PLEASE... SIMON IS SUCH A DOUCHE BAG. THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS A DWINDLING COMMODITY THESE DAYS WITH STUDIOS AND LABELS LOSING MONEY LEFT, RIGHT, CENTRE. ALL THE MONEY IS IN TOURING THANKS TO ILLEGAL DOWNLOADING. BESIDES, SIMON AND XFACTOR HAVE BEEN RIPPING OFF WINNER CONTRACTS FOR CENTURIES. PEOPLE LIKE KELLY CLARKSON ET AL, WERE SMART AND LUCKY TO BREAK OUT OF IDOL CONTRACTS, GET THEIR OWN LAWYERS AND BUSINESS MANAGERS TO STOP FROM BEING RIPPED OFF FROM THESE FIVE AND DIME SHOWS. AUDIENCE THESE DAYS HAVE AN ATTENTION SPAN OF A MILLISECOND. THESE 3 CHICAS WONT STAND A CHANCE ON AMERICAN RADIO AND WITH RADIO MANAGERS IN COHORTS WITH LABELS, THOSE WITH FAT WALLETS MAKE THEIR ARTISTS "STARS" AND BUY THEIR WAY TO BILLBOARD TOP CHARTS. BEST EXAMPLE - BEYAAWWNCE AND HER DADDY MATHEW "MAFIA" KNOWLES. YALL ARE STUPID ENUFF TO BELIEVE EVERYTHING IS ONLY BASED ON "TALENT". LIP SYNCER AND LIP DANCER RIHANNA IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE FROM THE JAY Z CAMP. OOPS, NOTE THE RELATIONSHIP TO SWAGGER JACKER BEYAAWWNCE. TIP OF THE ICEBERG. TRUTH!!!

999 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

Sorry Simon, but I think the girls are the worst category. I don't think these girls will have to worry about attention too much longer.

999 days ago
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kewa    

Simon is so full of it. He loves to pretend that there is drama and that his girls are just so popular. These girls are not causing any mob scenes.

999 days ago
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Kaffee    

Really?? How much is winning it all really worth? One by one, the American Idol winners are being dropped from their recording companies. How long does it really last. Just a lot of hype. Simon is the only one getting rich.

999 days ago
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joanne    

Simon is so full of it. I can guarantee that there was no "mob scene". 99% of the population has no clue who anyone on XFactor even looks like. There are so many real celebrities living in L.A. that most of them are able to live perfectly normal lives without getting bothered, let alone mobbed, when they go shopping or out to dinner or whatever. To people who live L.A. it's no big deal if they see some famous person at the Beverly Center or wherever. Why do you continue to report some manufactured crap like this? No one believes it

999 days ago
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ohhS0lovely    

the only one who needs protection is melanie amaro and rachel crow. those are the only 2 girls who can sing. drew seriously sucks. her voice is terrible. wtf was simon thinking? anywho. im no*****ching this crap no more. when they send drew home then i'll watch it again. i like watching talented people only.

999 days ago
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david taylor    

i think alot of americans are spiteful give those people a chance to live the so called american dream simon has done a
lot of good things for sick children here in the uk so dont be to hard on him as you dont know him

997 days ago
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Yvi Mitel    

He's right, and I can certainly understand his concern. Keep in mind two of the girls, Drew and Rachel are only 14 years old, and Melanie is 18. They are teenagers and they should have security and one chaperone for each of the 14 year olds.

985 days ago
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david taylor    

the x factor is a great show and is shown all around the world im shocked 2 c that most americans dont get behind there acts and give them support but i guess the american dream is a lie

972 days ago

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