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Meet the new judges

Britney Spears will indeed judge the X-Factor talent competition … for US$15mil (RM45mil). That’s pocket change for the show’s producer Simon Cowell, who also signed another Disney alum, Demi Lovato, as a judge (Erm, we don’t think she got paid as much as Brit did).

They replace former X-Factor judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger (who were reportedly fired from the show).
Also in the running for the coveted spots next to Cowell and music producer LA Reid were Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson and Beyonce.

When asked about Cowell’s decision to sign Spears, Carey wasn’t really thrilled. She said: “You think I focus on that stuff? Have we met? I love (Britney), honestly. I think she’s a very nice person, but I don’t care who’s going on that show — as long as it’s not me.” Ouch!

Sharm says: Disney alum? Check. Attacking people? Check. Rehab? Check. So that’s what it takes to be an X-Factor judge …


No Gaga gig

Lady Gaga was scheduled to perform in Jakarta next month, but Indonesian officials have denied the concert organisers a permit for the venue.

This decision came after several religious groups in the country protested against the concert, with concerns over Gaga’s provocative antics on stage.

Local law enforcement decided that it was best not to allow Mother Monster to perform fearing that a potential protest would be unmanageable and pose a danger to the public.

Well, this is not the first time the singer has faced protests over her concerts. Just last month, several religious groups in South Korea were adamant to stop her performance there, but the show went ahead without any problems.

Sharm says: Guess people are just getting tired over Gaga’s antics. To be honest, so am I.


New BFFs?

Kim Kardashian is dying to be Beyonce’s best friend. Everyone knows that her boyfriend Kanye West is super BFFs with Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z, and this simply means that there will be many opportunities for them to hang out.

A source told New York Daily News: “Kim wants to travel everywhere with Kanye, but she’s also trying to do whatever she can to get close to Beyonce.”

However, there’s a slight problem here; Beyonce doesn’t want to have anything to do with the Kardashians.

Gossip website MediaTakeOut reported in April that Beyonce and her husband avoided Kim at a dinner honouring their friend, NBA star Carmelo Anthony.

The news story said that the power couple stayed outside the venue, refusing to enter, until Kim and Kanye had left. Yikes, how awkward!

Sharm says: Seriously, Beyonce is way to classy to be hanging out with a fame-seeker like Kim.


Bombshell businesswoman

For years people dismissed Jessica Simpson as a ditzy blond who says the stupidest things on camera. Guess what? She’s still the same, but richer.

The new mother recently unveiled her maternity line which is the 24th category of fashion products to bear the Jessica Simpson Collection name.

The singer-turned-businesswoman has already made millions off her shoe, apparel, accessory and jewelery lines and is estimated to earn US$1bil (RM3bil) by the end of the year. Ka-ching!

Sharm says: Wonder if she can differentiate chicken meat from fish by now …

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