Poor Britney Spears. It seems that no matter what she does nowadays she is likely to face a barrage of criticism regardless of what her actions may or may not entail. Even before the new series of the US version of The X Factor had even kicked off, the new judge was subjugated to criticism from the press at a recent photo-call to promote the series due to her bleeding, bitten finger nails and reported signs that there were lipstick stains on her dress.
Miss Spears, whose often-controversial actions in the past have evoked a media frenzy damning her, reportedly laid down a long list of demands before agreeing to appear on the show. Supposedly she demanded that she be sat next to the shows creator and head-honcho Simon Cowell on the judging panel before she agreed to sign the $15 million deal to appear on the show, although these diva-like japes have been strongly disputed by her publicists. A spokesperson for the show has also dismissed these claims, referring to them as nothing more than; "total utter malicious rubbish."
Since the announcement was made that the 'Til The World Ends' singer would be cast as co-judge, Cowell was quick to give his backing to the superstar, regardless of the countless reports claiming that she would be unable to cope with the pressure. The show, which airs live in America, will see Cowell and La Reid resume their judging duties alongside newcomers Demi Lovato and Britney.