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Simon Cowell

Not Worried About Britney

Melting Down

5/15/2012 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Simon Cowell isn't bothered one bit at the prospect of Britney Spears falling apart during a live episode of "X Factor" ... insisting whatever happens will be ratings GOLD!!

Simon was leaving ABC Kitchen in NYC last night after a dinner date with the other new "X Factor" judge Demi Lovato  ... when we asked the $15 million question -- "Are you nervous with Britney being on live TV?"

Some people are concerned about Brit because of her ongoing mental health issues ... highlighted by the fact she's still under a conservatorship. Simon is NOT one of those people.

As for dinner with Demi -- we're guessing Simon paid ... since she's only scoring a mere $1 million for the gig ... table scraps compared to Britney.

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tricia    

"ongoing mental health issues"?? Okay, TMZ...what are her ongoing mental health issues?

706 days ago
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Swins    

This brings up some interesting issues

706 days ago
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Jordan    

Maybe that is the exact reason for Xfactor giving her 15million in high hopes she has a mental breakdown on live tv.

706 days ago
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parlayer    

sounds like Alfred E. Newman!! "What, me worry??"

706 days ago
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niles    

This will turn out to be a disaster. She is obviously still not well and can only be managed in totally staged, rehearsed, and lipsynched performances.

706 days ago
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stu    

Her fat a$$$$ is collecting 15MIL to sit in a chair. How does 1 get stressed/have a "meltdown" doing that.
She ain't going over to Afghanistan.

706 days ago
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Ace    

I'd rather see a Howard Stern type person on the X-Factor than Britney.

706 days ago
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Kari    

The only thing Simon Cowell should worry about is why he walks around with his shirt unbuttoned--it's not pretty at any age, but at age 52....eeewwww.

706 days ago
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_Taterman    

For $15 million, I bet he's praying that she'll have a melt down on the show. Melt down = high ratings and I bet he gives her a hard time to try and trigger one!

706 days ago
10.

Jay W.     

$15 million... She better be puttin out!

706 days ago
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TheVolleyballGod    

Simons show is a big loser on his hands. Paula Abduls career is over in show business she has become an irrelevant celebrity that is why he dumped her.. If any of the contestants spontaneously ask Spears to sing a line or two live she wont do it she will just hold her throat and say she is suffering from sumtin and her doctor ordered her not to sing

706 days ago
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Kathy    

The conservators are there to make sure she takes her medications. Britney has to be medicated in order to behave in a responsible manner. She is c-r-a-z-y (I spell it because she is too stupid to understand)

706 days ago
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pat    

This girl is not at all well. You can see it in her eyes.


I'm sure she'll have an ear piece telling her what to say. And if that is the case I can see her getting all mixed up. Probably will be embarassing for her

I can imagine her handlers in between takes.

I don't think she will finish the season.

I also think Cowell will try to get into her pants. And the other girl's too.

706 days ago
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cochino    

He's hoping she cracks on TV. Imagine the free publicity of this dying POS show.

706 days ago
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Rocco    

No, he's more worried about how much bang he'll get for his bucks, if you catch my drift.
I'm sure the dirty old man sees himself as the meat in a Britney / Demi sandwich. Maybe throw in a side of Tulisa.

706 days ago
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