Rita Ora's 'Fifty Shades Darker' Schedule May Wind Up Causing All Sorts of Problems

rita oraRita Ora is not only all set to reprise her role as Christian Grey's sister Mia in Fifty Shades Darker, but she's going to be a judge on The X Factor and there may be some scheduling conflicts. This has Simon Cowell in a bit of a tizzy.


Cowell is apparently putting together the details for the upcoming season and Ora is bringing the sexy factor to The X Factor judge line-up. So are the other judges Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh -- so say the rumors. Auditions are beginning this summer and that's when Darker wraps up, but if there are any re-shoots or if filming runs later (which happens quite often in the movie biz), this could mean that Ora won't be able to take a seat at the judges' table. She kind of had to give Cowell a non-answer when telling him when she was free to be on X Factor. I would imagine that Cowell isn't too pleased about this. Though it is for Darker, and I have a hunch that Cowell is into some kinky stuff so maybe he's just slightly annoyed.

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We do know that Cowell wants her there (and why wouldn't he -- everyone loves her on the show) -- so I think we may see some fill-ins if need be. I doubt that if she is still finishing up filming Darker when X Factor starts that he would replace her entirely. Maybe he can get someone else to judge until she is free to return. Paula Abdul? That would be a blast.

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Maybe Rita will have to guarantee Simon red carpet privilege at Darker's opening just to make amends with him if her schedule ends up being too busy. I could see that making him happy. Just a hunch, though.


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