Well, y'all, it's official! Simon Cowell has tapped Britney Spears as an X-Factor judge (in addition to youngin' Demi Lovato) in hopes of saving his floundering show. And while all sounds well and good between Camps Cowell and Spears, it seems like Simon didn't beat around the bush during negotiations. A source tells Perez Hilton that the producer "laid down the law -- he's paying for 'superstar Britney,' not the 'trailer-trash' version she's occasionally become known as." Ouch!
But reportedly, Brit's team ensured Simon that he'll get what he's "paying for" (ew), and promised him that "she will be transformed. She'll be glammed up, slimmed down, and totally focused on the show." (By the way, doesn't it always sound like she's still being treated like a puppet after all these years? Sigh. Poor Brit. Anyway ...)
I thought she already was sufficiently "slimmed down" after her Femme Fatale tour. Girl has been looking awesome. But apparently, Simon needs her to take it to the next level and keep it going so she can look "picture perfect, even during downtime." What a control freak!
The plan, according to the source:
Her diet includes lots of protein and superfoods to helps speed up her metabolism. The plan is to keep her full in between meals with vitamin juices, so she doesn't get hungry and grab junk food.
Okay, not sure what kinds of "vitamin juices" they're talking about -- surely, not pseudo-healthy bottled waters that are sugarbombs in disguise? Maybe it's more like green juice. Anyway. This so-called "diet" doesn't actually seem that unreasonable. It really just sounds more like what a healthy lifestyle should look like, period.
Nutritionists will tell anyone the same stay-slim "secret": You have to make sure to snack on the filling, protein and fiber-packed, ideally whole foods between meals to stay satiated and keep blood sugar stable. No brainer right there. And the extra protein and superfoods? Awesome! Not just metabolism-boosting, but again, satiating.
Now, this isn't to say that Brit wouldn't occasionally crave some down home Louisiana cookin' or a Slurpee every now and then. She probably will, and I don't see anything wrong with the once-in-a-blue-moon splurge. Ultimately, this eating plan sounds so reasonable, she should be able to adhere to it. And it sounds much less diet than lifestyle -- aka exactly the kind of plan most of us should be following. Even if we weren't just chosen to judge a national singing competition.
Here's a Splash News report on Brit's big announcement:
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