In recent star news, SIMON COWELL has revealed that BRITNEY SPEARS could be “quite mean”… when she’s judging “X Factor” contestants, that is.

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When Britney Spears first agreed to become a judge—with a whopping $15 million salary—on Simon Cowell’s “The X Factor”, many people were scared for her because they didn’t think she could do it. After all, she is still under conservatorship.

But apparently, after just a few months of working on the show, Britney’s shaped up to be the kind of judge that Simon Cowell himself could be proud of.

During a conference call with a few reporters, Cowell admitted:

“[Britney] is a fascinating person because you just don’t know anything about her… She’s very unpredictable. You never know what is going to happen. She has taken this very seriously and she’s surprisingly quite mean.”

He continued:

“In the past we’ve had judges that never say no… [But] she can’t say no quick enough on this show. She’s quite difficult to please.”

The former “American Idol” judge also revealed that having Britney and the Demi Lovato on the show is like “having two racehorses who are very talented but very difficult to control.”

He explained:

“We have no control over these two whatsoever, and there are many, many times that we disagree… But that’s what’s made it more interesting this year. They are both unpredictable and have different and strong views.”

As for the show, which is set to premiere on Wednesday on Fox, Simon gushed:

“I’ve seen the first show and I think it’s sensational… I think the girls do a great job and the contestants are great. The show looks different than anything we’ve ever made before.”

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