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Britney Spears

'X Factor' Announcement Was a Bloody Nail-biter

5/15/2012 7:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Bloody nails belonging to Britney Spears.
No one was more nervous to see and hear reassembled pop princess Britney Spears at her big $15 million "X Factor" announcement  yesterday than Britney herself ... at least judging from her chewed up and bloody fingernails.

Despite the unwavering support from her new boss Simon Cowell, Britney seems to be taking out her pre-show anxiety on her cuticles ... a problem she's been dealing with for years.  

In fact, Britney made a New Year's resolution to drop the habit in 2008, saying ... "Next year, I have to learn to stop biting my nails! I would like to stop worrying so much, because I worry all the time."

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barb    

easy fix.. she needs to putn that stuff on her nails that tastes awful. good for that and pinkies and thumb suckers

704 days ago
32.

Chris    

Jesus Christ ... i never listened to her music .. i never even cared for her.. but come on now .. Just stop embarrassing her before she kills her self... and with her passing away half of ur website ...

704 days ago
33.

Kelli Brown    

lollipops an bit up nails...lovely!!

704 days ago
34.

Eva Stuart    

For a mother, any mother, to lose custody of her children is indicative of a very serious issue with that person. For a mother who also happens to have millions of dollars for legal teams to lose custody of her children and subsequently her estate is a staggering reflection of her mental state. She needs to be out of the limelight and getting the help she so desperately needs for her sake as well as that of her young children. Where are the people around her who give a damn?

704 days ago
35.

Jim in Cali    

What another non-Britney story from TMZ. Its getting to Lindsay Lohan level at this point.

704 days ago
36.

Swins    

Whoa so BS has OCD? That ain't nail biting people...that's a form of OCD...same class as the hair pulling OCD.

704 days ago
37.

Dennis Johnson    

When you see someone bite their nails so low that they bleed they have a serious problem and need help.They can not do it on their own and really need help.I know I had a friend that did that and she is not here anymore.She did not drink or do drugs she had hypertension and high blood pressure as you can tell by Britney's eyes.

704 days ago
38.

harley99    

I feel sorry for her.. you think if she was mentally unstable.. regardless if she is on medication, her family wouldnt put her through the pressure.. But I guess her family wants to keep up the lifestyle and she is the gravy train.. healthy or not..

704 days ago
39.

Throwback kid    

This inbred retard is just disgusting, can't sing , can't write and lame dance moves, just no talent. She is a relic from the 90's!

704 days ago
40.

TheMarshmallowMan    

Simon just hired her and Demi because them two are both diagnosed with bipolar and are the biggest trainwrecks, shame on Simon. He will do anything to get ratings.

704 days ago
41.

chloelee29    

It's like she is the Weekend At Bernie's Dead guy her family is parading around for its own greedy benefit. She has to support a lot of people you know; Kfed and his 3 other kids and his two baby mama's, her parents, her sister and her sister's kid, and her two sons and her new fiancé. So, trot her out for a quick 15 million and ditto a previous poster that said her eyes are DEAD, she is NOT ok and if her family had any dignity they would let her retire. This won't end well, but the new fiance needs to make a few bucks now that he is a co conservator with her father. SAD SAD SAD! LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE!

704 days ago
42.

CriticXtreme    

All you have to do was lip synch concerts for boatloads of $$$$$ all this other crap shows that you're trying a person with issues and you doing drugs definitely did not help. You need to thanks the stars because you're the luckiest person on the planet to still be relevant.

704 days ago
43.

grace    

Britney's handlers should very worried about her being around an addict like Demi. Simon should be worried about Demi's stability - that girl has been in and out of rehab so many times.

704 days ago
44.

tmzfan    

Nail biting is now news worthy? wow

704 days ago
45.

LIgal629    

seriously? Is this an important issue? The country is in a mess and she's Simons new judge. wow I'm so not caring lol

704 days ago
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